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Operating grants to European environmental and/or climate NGOs- Call for proposals for 2015

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

Call for proposals for LIFE operating grants for funding in 2015

The call on operating grants for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) is now open! Deadline: 15 October 2014 for submission by post. 15 October 2014, 16h00 Brussels local time for hand-delivery.

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.

Important notes on the LIFE operating grants 2015 application package

  • Annex VI of the Grant Agreement (terms of reference for certificate on financial statements) is coming soon. Please check this page regularly for updates.
  • Corrigendum: Page 40, Application Guide "checklist and list of supporting documents":
    The bullet point " External audit reports together with the annual statement of accounts of the applicant for the last two financial years available. For the requirements relating to the audit report, please see 3.5" is replaced by the following: "External audit reports together with the annual statement of accounts of the applicant for the last two financial years available. For the requirements relating to the audit report, please see 6.4.2". Similarly, the reference to 3.5 on p. 27 should also read 6.4.2.

Frequently asked questions

Download: Frequently asked questions
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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

Presentations from the information session

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

2014 Frequently asked questions, including questions answered during the info-day, are available for download here.

 

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FAQ

  • 2014 Frequently asked questions, including questions answered during the info-day, are available for download here.

Contact ESAME- NGOS

By mail: EASME

 


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