European City Facility announces first call for applications
Municipalities can now submit their applications to the European City Facility (EUCF) for a chance to receive support in raising funding for sustainable energy and climate action plans. Successful applicants will benefit from capacity building, peer learning activities for developing sound investment packages and up to 60,000 euros in financial aid.
A transparent application process available in a variety of European languages will allow municipalities to respond to the call within the limits of their resources. Throughout the entire process, country experts will support municipalities in their native language. Applications will be evaluated based on energy savings ambition and expected investment as well as qualitative criteria such as stakeholder engagement and governance.
The initial duration of the call has been extended until 2 October due to the COVID-19 outbreak. As energy savings and investments can be increased by pooling sustainable energy projects, the EUCF recommends that local authorities join their forces and resources and submit joint applications.
Want to learn more? Contact Tatjana Veith at t.veith(at)climatealliance.org for more information.