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2018 Call for proposals for LIFE Action Grants

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:

- Environment, this call will cover action grants for "Traditional" projectsPreparatory projectsIntegrated projectsTechnical Assistance projects

- Climate Action, this call will cover action grants for "Traditional projects", Integrated projectsTechnical Assistance projects 

Proposals may be submitted by legal persons (entities) registered in the EU. Applicants may fall into three types of beneficiaries:

  • public bodies
  • private commercial organisations and
  • private non-commercial organisations (including NGOs).

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.

Possible support by national authorities: Member States have set up a network of Life National Contacts Points NCPs. 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 to finance "Traditional Projects" under the LIFE sub-programme for Environment (closed)

Calls for Proposals to finance "Traditional Projects" under the LIFE sub-programme for Climate Action. deadline 12 September, 2018 (see more details here)

Calls for Proposals to finance "Integrated Projects" under the LIFE sub-programmes for Environment and Climate Action deadline 14 March, 2019 (for more details see here)

Calls for Proposals to finance "Technical Assistance Projects" under the LIFE sub-programmes for Environment and Climate Action (closed) 

Calls for Proposals to finance "Preparatory Projects" under the LIFE sub-programmes for EnvironmentLIFE 2018 deadline 20 September, 2018 (more details available here)

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)

Please find more information here.

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