The LIFE (the Financial Instrument for the Environment) 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 Commission invites legal persons (entities) registered in the European Union (EU) to present proposals for the 2018 Call for proposals for LIFE Action Grants. The call covers proposals for both LIFE sub-programmes.
For the sub-programme for Climate Action, this call will cover action grants for "Traditional projects", Integrated projects, Technical Assistance projects.
Proposals may be submitted by legal persons (entities) registered in the EU. Applicants may fall into three types of beneficiaries: (1) public bodies, (2) private commercial organisations and (3) private non-commercial organisations (including NGOs).
Applicants must use the LIFE 2018 application packages (in English only) for the preparation of their proposals. Each application package contains full and detailed explanations with regard to eligibility, procedures, co-financing rates and all other relevant details. These can be downloaded below. For "Traditional" projects, applicants must use only the eProposal Web application to create and submit proposal(s). Access is provided via this link. All other types of projects must use the application forms provided in the corresponding application package. Please note that the conditions laid down in each document in each application package will be binding on the successful applicants, so please read them carefully.
The indicative total budget for project action grants for this call is EUR 397,000,000. Of this, EUR 317,000,000 is foreseen for the sub-programme for Environment and EUR 80,000,000 for the sub-programme for Climate Action. At least 60.5% of the budgetary resources allocated to projects supported by way of action grants under the sub-programme for Environment shall be dedicated to projects supporting the conservation of nature and biodiversity.
Applicants may not be clear which EU funding programme (LIFE or other programme) or which part of LIFE is most suited to their needs. In addition to the information below, some further but limited guidance may be found in this orientation document.
Possible support by national authorities: Member States have set up a network of Life National Contacts Points NCPs (see list). NCPs may provide support to applicants during the preparation and submission phase For further details, please contact your National Contact Point. Please note that certain NCPs set limit date to be respected in case you wish to access their support services.
|Indicative overview table of the Calls for Proposals to be launched during 2018|
|Calls for Proposals (click for more details)||Foreseen Call publication|
|Calls for Proposals to finance "Traditional Projects" under the LIFE sub-programme for Environment||18 April 2018|
|Calls for Proposals to finance "Traditional Projects" under the LIFE sub-programme for Climate Action.||18 April 2018|
|Calls for Proposals to finance "Integrated Projects" under the LIFE sub-programmes for Environment and Climate Action||18 April 2018|
|Calls for Proposals to finance "Technical Assistance Projects" under the LIFE sub-programmes for Environment and Climate Action||06 April 2018|
|Calls for Proposals to finance "Preparatory Projects" under the LIFE sub-programmes for Environment||18 April 2018|
|LIFE 2018 Call for Proposals for Operating Grants to finance Specific Grant Agreements (SGAs) with the Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) that concluded a Framework Partnership Agreements (FPAs)||June 2018|