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13.05.2016

Funding opportunities via the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme

Frankfurt am Main.  Many Climate Alliance members who have substantial energy efficiency projects in the pipeline find that their financing remains a barrier. Capacities are needed to develop solid investment projects from A-Z as well as to investigate payback terms, upfront investment needs and necessary in-house skills. How can such challenges be tackled to develop solid financial and operational models for local renovation programmes, whether focused on public buildings, the residential sector or street lighting? How can the necessary scale of investments be mobilised while engaging local value chains and a wide variety of stakeholders? The current 'Project Development Assistance' call from the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme tackles the starting phase of an investment project by providing resources for hiring technical staff as well as for due diligence investigations and feasibility studies. The EU’s support should leverage fifteen-fold the amount in mobilised investments. The deadline of this call is 15 September.

Further information about the call and requirements

Feel free to contact financing(at)climatealliance.org for specific questions. We would be happy to try to support you in your application process.