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EU City Facility (EUCF), an EU-funded project that supports municipalities and local authorities to accelerate investments in sustainable energy, today announced the opening of its 3rd tender.
The third call of the EU City Facility will support the development of 69 investment concepts, with a total budget of 4.14 million euros. Previous editions of the EU city facilities saw the funding of 30 investment concepts in 14 countries (1st call) and the selection of 69 successful candidates (2nd call) from 19 countries, currently in the process of signing their official agreements.
What is financed
The EUCF finances the development of an Investment Concept, with a fixed grant of up to 60,000 euros. Successful recipients use the grant to support activities necessary to develop the investment concept, including (technical) feasibility studies, market analysis, stakeholder analysis, legal, economic and financial analysis, risk analysis, etc., which are needed to develop the investment concept. The grant cannot directly finance current investments but covers the costs of mobilizing resources and accessing services to develop an investment concept.
Eligibility and Application
The call is open to all municipalities / local authorities, clusters, as well as public entities that aggregate municipalities / local authorities across the EU – 27, the EEA-EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway), and the United Kingdom.
Candidates require a politically approved sustainable climate and energy plan.
The deadline for submitting applications is December 17, 2021 (CET). All information on eligibility and the online application process can be found in the official call document and on the EUCF website.