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LIFE 2024 calls for project proposals expected to open shortly

Grants and Incentives alert

The 2024 calls for project proposals under the European Union (EU) LIFE funding programme that supports and helps to implement innovative close-to-market projects in line with environmental and climate policies in Europe, are expected to be published on 18 April 2024. Companies undertaking ambitious and cutting-edge sustainability initiatives should investigate whether any could be eligible for funding under the programme. 

Targeted projects will relate to:

  • The development and demonstration of eco-innovative techniques and approaches;
  • The promotion of best practices and behavioural changes;
  • Helping to implement and enforce plans and strategies, in compliance with EU legislation; and
  • Catalysing the large-scale deployment of successful solutions.

The programme is open to both large companies and small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as public authorities and non-governmental organisations.

Funding intensity

LIFE 2021-2027 has expanded into the following four new sub-programmes with a budget for the present call soon to be announced by the European Commission:

  • Nature and biodiversity: Supports projects that contribute to the development, implementation, and monitoring of innovative techniques and methods to promote best practices in relation to nature and biodiversity.
  • Circular economy and quality of life: Aims to support the transition to a sustainable, circular, energy-efficient, and climate-resilient economy, and a toxic-free environment, and also to protect, restore, and improve the quality of the environment.
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation: Focusses on actions that support the possibility of achieving a climate-neutral and resilient society, implementing the 2030 energy and climate policy framework, and meeting the EU's commitments under the Paris Agreement on climate change.
  • Clean energy transition: Intended to facilitate the transition towards an energy-efficient, renewable energy-based, climate-neutral, and resilient economy.

Deadline and submission process

The calls for project proposals (Standard Action Projects, Coordination and Support Action Grants) for the four sub-programmes each have an expected deadline between 17 and 19 September 2024.

All the calls are expected to open on 18 April 2024 and will consist of a single stage application.

How Deloitte Belgium can help

Deloitte Belgium’s Gi3 team is experienced in preparing and supporting such applications, from the initial scoping, through proposal drafting, to document submission, and follow up with the authorities. We can provide support in:

  • Grants strategy;
  • Drafting and submitting of applications;
  • Reviewing and validating submission documents;
  • Advising on communication with the authorities; and
  • Project reporting