In EUCF's third round of applications, a large number of cities and municipalities will be selected to benefit from a grant of €60,000 to develop their investment concept - an initial step towards a fully-fledged business and financial plan.
The 3rd call for applications will be open from 15 October to 15 December 2021.
All information including the revised guidelines for applicants and the eligibility criteria will be available on the EUCF website soon.
The EUCF team encourages cities across the EU to allready identify their sustainable energy projects, get in touch with their country experts and consult the website and/or helpdesk for any questions regarding the eligibility of their application.
The 3rd call will support the development of 69 investment concepts, with a total budget of 4,14 M EUR allocated to the three regions.
The EUCF application process consists of 2 steps: The eligibility check and the full application.
Municipalities/local authorities, groupings of municipalities/local authorities, and local public entities aggregating municipalities/local authorities located in the EU Member States (EU-27), in one of the EEA-EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway), and in the UK are able to apply to receive EUCF support. If you want to know whether you are eligible for EUCF support, scroll down and access the eligibility check directly online. Applications have to be submitted in English language only.
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Municipalities, local authorities and local public entities are the driver of the European sustainable energy transition. With tremendous potential to build comprehensive sustainable energy investment programmes, they also play a key role in pooling smaller projects into larger investment portfolios and in mobilising significant financial resources required for the energy transition.
Set up under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the European Union, the EUCF will unlock this local potential and support municipalities, local authorities, their groupings and local public entities aggregating municipalities/local authorities in Europe with tailor-made, fast and simplified financial support (in the form of EUR 60,000 lump sums) and related services to enable them to develop relevant investment concepts related to the implementation of actions identified in their climate and energy action plans.
Successful applicants to the EUCF will use the lump sum to develop their investment concepts, which represents an initial step towards a fully-fledged business and financial plan. The ultimate objective is to build a substantial pipeline of sustainable energy investment projects across local authorities and local public entities in Europe.