EUCF (The European City Facility) launches its 1rst call for applications, opening on May 25th 2020!
FEDARENE is glad to announce that the first Call for applications of the European City Facility (EUCF) will open soon on the 25th May 2020.
Applications will be possible until the 2nd October 2020.
EUCF is an initiative set up under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the European Union: tailor-made, rapid and simplified financial support (in the form of EUR 60,000 lump sums) and related services will be provided to some 200 local authorities and municipalities to enable them to develop relevant investment concepts. The resulting investment concepts will represent an initial step towards a fully-fledged business and financial plan. The objective is to facilitate the subsequent mobilisation of (local) investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy.
The EUCF call for applications is open to all the municipalities, local authorities or groupings of local authorities / municipalities , from the European Union member States (EU-27) and from the United Kingdom.
In order to apply, you shall have:
The application process foresees 2 steps:
Both steps are done online, through the Facility Management Platform (EUCF FMP).
The following documents shall be submitted in order to get your proposal evaluated:
EUCF finances the development of an investment concept. Each beneficiary will receive a 60.000 Eur grant, in the form of a lump sum, to pay for technical, legal or financial expertise. The lump sum can also be used for energy audits, feasibility studies, market analysis, etc.
The Facility is going to provide specific support:
Furthermore, each country has an assigned person (or an organization) who acts as National Helpdesk, so an expert in sustainable energy and finance who can guide the municipalities during the whole process.
Visit the Facility website for more information.