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LIFE operating grants for European environmental and/or climate NGOs

The LIFE (the Financial Instrument for the Environment and Climate Action) Regulation, which was published on 20 December 2013, sets a budget of €3.4 billion for the funding period 2015–2020, including an indicative budget of €9 million annually for NGO operating grants. View the LIFE Regulation

Call for proposals for LIFE Framework Partnership Agreements (FPA) for non-governmental organisations (for funding in 2018 and 2019)

The call on Framework Partnership Agreements (FPA) for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) is now open. Please find below the call documents, including the guide for applicants and application forms.


The NGOs that will be selected as a result of this call will then be invited to submit their work programme for the award of a specific operating grant covering their financial year 2018.

Call for proposals for NGOs in 2017 (financial years 2018 and 2019)
a) Publication of the present call for proposals 3 April 2017
b)   Closing date/deadline for submitting applications 15 June 2017 (16h00 if hand-delivered)
c) Notification of results/information to all applicants October 2017*
d)                 Signature of the framework partnership agreements November 2017*
e) Request for 2018 work programmes November 2017*
f) Assessment of the 2018 work programmes December 2017*
g) Revisions of the 2018 work programmes December/January 2017-2018*
h) Signature of the specific operating grant agreements January 2018*

* Indicative dates

Download: FAQ - Call for proposals for Framework Partnership Agreements (for funding in 2018 and 2019)- NB: updated version (09/06/17) new questions and answers from n° 35 to n° 51

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An information event for potential applicants took place on 20 April at the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) in Brussels. The presentations can be found below.

A video recording of the session can be found here.

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