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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

LIFE Calls for proposals 2024

Are you working on projects in the field of climate and environment? In that case, the European LIFE programme may offer you interesting grant opportunities! The 2024 calls were launched on 18 April 2024. Only the best projects will be funded. Do you want to optimise your grant opportunities? Then submit your project or plans to our LIFE experts right now! 

LIFE encourages climate and environmental innovations 

The LIFE Programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action.Unique to the programme is its flexibility and thematic 'bottom-up' approach. A project may be small or large, short or long, it may involve a new method or just communication and awareness-raising: everything fits within the programme's scope. And above all, let's not forget the relatively high grant amounts and percentages. All this makes LIFE an attractive grant instrument that offers great opportunities. 

The LIFE programme 2021-2027 is divided into the following four sub-programmes

New LIFE grant calls expected in April 2024! 

  • Standard Action Projects (SAPs) for circular economy and quality of life
    Deadline date: 19 September 2024 
  • Standard Action Projects (SAPs) fornature and biodiversity
    Deadline date: 19 September 2024 
  • Standard Action Projects (SAPs) for climate change mitigation and adaptation
    Deadline date: 17 September 2024   
  • Coordination and Support Action Grants (CSA) for clean energy transition sub-programme
    Deadline date: 19 September 2024
  • Strategic Integrated Projects (SNAPs/SIPs)
    • Concept notes:  Deadline date: 5 September 2024 
    • Full proposals:  Deadline date: 6 March 2025
  • Technical Assistance preparation for SIPs and SNAPs:
    Deadline date: 19 September 2024  
  • Technical Assistance Replication
    Deadline date: 19 September 2024
  • Framework Partnership Agreements (FPA OG) 
    Deadline date: 5 September 2024
  • Specific Operating Grant Agreements (SGA OG) 
    Deadline date: 17 September 2024 
  • LIFE Preparatory Projects (addressing ad hoc Legislative and Policy Priorities - PLP)
    Deadline date: 19 September 2024 

Which projects fit the LIFE grant? 

Companies, knowledge institutions, government organisations and NGOs working in the EU can receive attractive LIFE grants for:  
• best-practice projects in which proven methods are developed
demonstration and pilot projects to further test and develop new methods and approaches 
communication projects (e.g. to raise awareness). 

LIFE projects are often, but not exclusively, implemented by partnerships (consortia) with several European partners. Grant amounts depend on the maximum grant percentages applicable to the specific calls. For so-called 'traditional projects' (Standard Action Projects or SAPs), there are no specific provisions for the project budget. Please note: past LIFE calls have shown that smaller projects (less than 500,000 euro) are rarely selected for funding. 

What can PNO do for you? 

The LIFE programme only rewards the (very) best applications with funding. Therefore, we advise interested parties not to wait for the announced starting dates of the news calls. Submit your project (or plans) to our LIFE experts right now! They will be happy to tell you what the chances are for a grant from LIFE or another grant scheme. That way you can start 'designing' your project well, and start your preparations in time, so that a timely submission is guaranteed.  

The experts at PNO and EGEN have many years of experience with LIFE grants. They will be happy to help you to write a optimal application. For example, in the field of nature protection, noise reduction, or efficient use of raw materials, new recycling techniques, waste reuse, climate adaptation, emission reduction, or more conscious energy consumption. Do not hesitate,  send a message at 


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