EU City Facility finances investments in sustainable cities

Call for applications from the EU City Facility (EUCF), an EU-funded project that supports municipalities and local authorities to accelerate investment in sustainable energy.

The 3rd call of the EU City Facility will support the development of 69 investment ideas, with a total budget of 4.14 million euros. In previous EU City call cycles, 30 investment ideas had been funded in 14 countries (1st call) and the selection of 69 successful candidates (2nd call) from 19 countries, currently in the process of signing their formal agreements.

What is funded

The EUCF finances the development of an investment idea with a fixed grant of up to 60,000 euros. Successful beneficiaries use the grant to support the activities necessary to develop the investment concept, including (technical) feasibility studies and a variety of key analyses focusing on their projects and the overall market, stakeholders, legal, economic and financial aspects. Funding is not channelled directly into investments. It covers the cost of raising the required resources and access which can open doors for subsequent investments.

Eligibility and application form

The call is open to all Municipalities and Local Authorities from the EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, as well as the United Kingdom. Candidates must have a politically approved climate and energy plan and demonstrate a political commitment to develop their investment idea through a letter of support signed by the Mayor or other relevant political representatives.

The deadline for applications is 17 December 2021. All information on the right to participate and the online application procedure can be found in the official invitation document and on the EUCF website.

Interested candidates can also find out more information at the webinars organised in November online or contact their country’s experts to help them with their applications, as well as the EUCF Helpdesk

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