European City Facility to open its 3rd call for applications

The European City Facility (EUCF), an initiative that supports cities and municipalities with 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 October 15th to December 17th 2021. The 3rd Call will provide funding for 68 cities or municipalities spread all over Europe. The total budget available for the call is 4,08 M EUR.

With a funding of up to €60,000 per beneficiary, as well as additional support services, the EUCF aims to unlock investments in sustainable energy projects, which are crucial for the implementation of cities’ local 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 68 selected applicants. 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.

Climate Alliance members can find out more about the 3rd Call by attending the EUCF Launch event in English on 14 October or the German 3rd Call Launch event to take place on 19 of October.

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