Donor: European Commission (EC) - LIFE
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: Belgium
Reference number: LIFE-2024-NGO-OG-FPA
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Deadline: 05.09.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: 28.740.000€
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 700.000€
Funding ratio: Co-funding preferred


  • 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 operating 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 clean 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.

Framework Partnership Agreements that will be concluded following the 2024 Call for Proposals for LIFE Operating Grant Framework Partnership Agreements will cover the following two financial years of beneficiary organisations (i.e. FY 2025 and FY 2026).

Expected Impact: Framework Partnership Agreements for non-profit making entities under the LIFE programme aim to strengthen the participation of civil society in the EU policy dialogue, as well as to support implementation and enforcement of Union environmental and climate objectives, including clean energy transition, by the beneficiaries.

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 indicative budget earmarked for operating grants under this call for framework partnership agreement is €28,740,000, i.e. €14,370,000 per SGA year. Depending on the number and quality of proposals, they expect to sign between 30 and 35 framework partnerships. For specific operating grants that will be financed in the context of the framework partnership agreements, the amount of the grant will be defined by applying a maximum co-financing rate of 70% to the eligible costs. The maximum operating grant amount per financial year will be EUR 700,000. The amounts indicated in the FPA application form must take this into account.

5) Application

The application deadline is 05 September 2024 17:00:00 Brussels time. Proposals must be submitted electronically via the Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System (accessible via the Topic page in the Search Funding & Tenders section. Paper submissions are NOT possible.

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