fbpx LIFE launches 2017 call for action grants | Ecsite

LIFE launches 2017 call for action grants

LIFE programme

Managed by the European Commission (DG Environment and DG Climate Action), the LIFE programme is the EU’s financial instrument supporting environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects throughout the EU.

The LIFE programme has launched its 2017 call for proposals, underlining its commitment to supporting projects that protect the environment and tackle the impact of climate change.

The total budget for project action grants in this year's call is over €373 million. Of this, over €290 million is foreseen for the sub-programme for Environment and over €82 million for the sub-programme for Climate Action. At least 55% of the budgetary resources allocated to projects supported by way of action grants under the sub-programme for Environment shall be dedicated to projects supporting the conservation of nature and biodiversity.

The two following sub-programmes will co-finance action grants for information, awareness and dissemination projects:

Proposals may be submitted by legal persons (entities) registered in the EU. Applicants may fall into three types of beneficiaries: (1) public bodies, (2) private commercial organisations and (3) private non-commercial organisations (including NGOs).

Applicants must use the LIFE 2017 application packages (in English only) for the preparation of their proposals. Each application package contains full and detailed explanations with regard to eligibility, procedures, co-financing rates and all other relevant details.

More information


  • Life
  • europe
  • call for proposal
  • climate
  • environment