Donor: European Commission (EC) - LIFE
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: Belgium
Reference number: LIFE-2024-CET-SAP
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Deadline: 19.09.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Large - more than $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: 4.000.000€
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 1.500.000€
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Climate Change
  • Economic Development
  • Energy
  • 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

This topic aims to complement the main Coordination and Support Actions (CSAs) under the LIFE Clean Energy Transition work-programme 2024, with a Call for LIFE Standard Action Projects (SAPs), co-financing action in the area of the clean energy transition with up to 60% of the eligible costs specifically addressed to support bottom-up actions by key actors of the EU energy transition.

SAPs are a flexible tool available to support actions from key commercial and non-commercial actors of the EU energy transition, which includes entities from all sectors (public, non-governmental and private). They are preferably close-to-market (i.e. aimed not only at delivering improved clean energy solutions, but also at making sure such solutions are widely taken up by society in general and, more particularly, by the economy through an explicit market-oriented approach). In this case, applicants will be required to highlight specific market-related information in their application (e.g. planned production capacity, reference market, economic feasibility etc.).

Actions under this topic should contribute to the implementation of the EU’s energy efficiency and renewable energy policy and legislation and demonstrate their positive contribution to the overall clean and fair energy transition. This topic aims to support actions from key commercial and non-commercial actors in the clean energy transition, involving in particular local and regional authorities, energy agencies, energy service companies (ESCOs), financial institutions and EU manufacturers of net-zero energy technologies.

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 €4,000,000. The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of up to €1,500,000 would allow the specific objectives to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

5) Application

The application deadline is 19 September 2024 17:00:00 Brussels time.

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