The European City Facility (EUCF), an EU-funded initiative that supports cities and municipalities in developing investment concepts and finding investors for their sustainable energy projects, is now launching its 3rd call for applications.
Local authorities from across Europe (cities and municipalities) can apply for EUCF’s support from 15 October to 17 December 2021. In this 3rd call, the EUCF will provide funding to 68 cities or municipalities. The total budget available for the call is €4.08 million.
With a grant of up to €60,000 per beneficiary, as well as additional support services, the EUCF aims to unlock investments in local sustainable energy projects, which are crucial for the implementation of cities’ energy and climate action plans.
More than 250 applications from across Europe came through the first call for applications in 2020. Out of these, 69 received funding. The 2nd call, which closed in May this year, received 221 applications and resulted in the selection of 68 beneficiaries. The cities from the first call are already developing their project investment concepts (due in spring 2022), while the cities from the 2nd round will soon start working on theirs.
Cities and municipalities can find out more about the 3rd call by attending the Launch webinar on 14 October, 11am (in English) Information webinars will also be held in national language, for each country. Please check the EUCF website for more information.