Donor: European Commission (EC) - LIFE
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: Belgium
Reference number: LIFE-2024-NGO-OG-SGA
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Deadline: 17.09.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: 14.370.000€
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 700.000€
Funding ratio: up to 70%


  • Climate Change
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Research, Technology & Innovation

Project Locations

  1. Europe

      Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine


1) Objective

Framework Partnership Agreements (FPAs) under the LIFE Programme are long-term cooperation instruments that serve as umbrella for regular or recurrent grants to non-profit making entities which are involved in the development, implementation and enforcement of EU legislation and policy and which are primarily active in the field of environment or climate action, including energy transition, in line with the objectives of the LIFE Programme. They are a prerequisite for being able to sign annual Specific Operating Grant Agreements (SGAs), but do not create any legitimate expectations or entitlement to get them.

Operating grants provide general financial support to the successful organisations. They do not support a specific project (like action grants), but the annual operating budget (or part of it) of the organisation. Operating grants follow the same rules for the grant agreements as action grants, but do not differentiate between direct and indirect costs. Operating grants are always mono-beneficiary grants supporting the annual activities of an organisation. Further details can be found in the call document.

2) Eligibility

In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must: be legal entities (public or private bodies).

3) Location

Proposals must relate to activities taking place in EU countries, Ukraine, Moldova, North Macedonia.

4) Budget

The total budget earmarked for grants under this call is EUR 14,370,000. Depending on the number and quality of proposals, they expect to sign between 30 and 35 specific grant agreements. The EU contribution to the specific operating grant will be defined by applying a maximum co-financing rate of 70% to the total eligible costs. The maximum EU contribution to the operating grant amount per financial year will be EUR 700,000.

5) Application

The application deadline is 17 September 2024 17:00:00 Brussels time.

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