Call 2013: Operating grants
The call for proposals is closed.
How to apply
In accordance with the work plan 2013 of the EU Health Programme, a call for proposals for operating grants is now open. The deadline to submit the proposals is 22 March 2013 (date of poststamp).
If you are interested in sending an operating grants proposal, please read the document: Call for proposals for operating grants
Please also consult: "What's new in the call 2013?"
If you would like to submit a proposal for an operating grant you need to fill in and send an application form.
Before starting to fill in the form, please read the following documents:
- Annual work plan and its annexes
- Model grant agreement
- Legal entity form for public entities
- Legal entity form for private companies
- Financial identification form - the "Privacy statement"
- Form to report incomes NEW
In addition, please consult:
- Decision establishing second programme of Community action in the field of health (2008-13)
- Financial Regulation and its implementing rules
If you have questions about this call please contact EAHC Helpdesk at EAHC-PHP-CALLS@ec.europa.eu
What is an operating grant?
Under the Health Programme, the European Union can offer support to finance some of the core operating costs for organisations that promote a health agenda in line with the EU Health Programme (2008-13).
The purpose of an operating grant is to provide financial support towards the functioning of an organisation in its core activities - over a period that is equivalent to its accounting year - in order to carry out a set of activities.
Who can apply?
The call for operating grants is open for applications by single organisations (not consortia).
To become a beneficiary of an operating grant the organisation needs to be legally established in:
- The European Union (any of the 27 Member States), or
- An EFTA country party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway), or
Type of organisation
Eligible are non-governmental bodies or specialized networks, which are non-profit-making, are independent of industry, commercial and business or other conflicting interests, have members in at least half of the Member States, are active on EU level and pursue as their primary goal one or more objectives of the EU Health Programme.
Applications for an operating grant of over EUR 100 000 must be accompanied by an external audit report produced by an approved auditor.
How much co-funding?
Operating grants can cover up to 60 percent of the organisation's expenditure involved in carrying out eligible activities.
The Executive Agency for Health and Consumers will determine in each individual case the maximum percentage to be awarded. The decision will be based on public criteria and will involve the opinion of external experts.
In cases of exceptional utility, for activities offering significant European added value, the EU contribution can be raised to a maximum of 80 percent.
The financial contribution by the EU will cover a period of one financial year, starting according to the relevant national legislation.
The following general principles apply to funding for operating grants:
- Co-financing rule: external co-financing from a source other than EU funds, either by the beneficiary's own resources or financial resources of third parties is needed;
- Non-profit rule: the grant may not have the purpose or effect of producing a profit for you;
- Non-retroactivity rule: you can get co-funding only for the costs incurred after the starting date stipulated in the grant agreement;
- Non-cumulative rule: each action may give rise to the award of only one grant to any one beneficiary (you can't get paid twice for the same cost);