The LIFE (the Financial Instrument for the Environment and Climate Action) Regulation, which was published on 20 December 2013, sets a budget for the next funding period, 2014–2020, of €3.4 billion in current prices. View the LIFE Regulation
The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) invites non-governmental organisations (NGOs) active in the field of environment and/or climate action to present proposals for the LIFE operating grants. These grants cover certain administrative and operational costs for the financial year 2015. The call will close on 15 October 2014. Please note that if the application is not sent by post but delivered by hand, it must arrive not later than 16:00 Brussels local time on 15 October at the Commission's central mail service.
Applicants must use the LIFE operating grants application package for the preparation of their proposals (in English only). Applications can be submitted in any official EU language, but preferably in English. The application package contains full and detailed explanations with regard to eligibility, procedures, co-funding rates and all other relevant details. It can be downloaded below.
The indicative total budget available for operating grants for this call is EUR 9 000 000. The maximum EU-funding rate is 70 % of the eligible costs of the operating budget of the beneficiary organisation for its 2015 budgetary year. The maximum amount that may be requested and awarded is fixed at EUR 900.000 per grant.
Support by national authorities: Member States may, on a voluntary basis, provide support to applicants. For further details, please contact your National Contact Point.
Presentations made during the information session (held on 10 September 2014) are available below. Frequently asked questions, including questions answered during the info-day, shall be published in the week of 15 September.
Download: Zip file of the Call for proposals for LIFE operating grants for funding in 2015 application package
(~ 600 KB- updated 12/09/14- see important notes below)
Download: Frequently asked questions
(~ 350 KB)
| Provisional calendar
call for proposals for NGOs in 2015
|Launching of call||03 September 2014|
|Deadline for sending proposals||15 October 2014
(16h00 if hand-delivered)
|Notification of results||February 2015|
|Revision and verification period||February/March 2015|
|Closure of the selection round and dispatch of grant agreements to successful applicants||April 2015|
Please find the presentations made during the information session (held on 10 September 2014) below. Frequently asked questions, including questions answered during the info-day, shall be published in the week of 15 September.
2014 Frequently asked questions, including questions answered during the info-day, are available for download here.
By mail: EASME