LIFE Calls for proposals 2024: bring your green dream to life with a share of €571 million funding!

25 April 2024

We’re excited to announce the LIFE Calls for Proposals 2024 - and we want to hear your ideas for conserving nature, protecting the environment, taking climate action and transitioning Europe to clean energy.

As the EU’s flagship initiative for funding environmental and climate actions, the LIFE Programme is your opportunity to turn your ideas into reality - and if your project proposal is successful, you’ll be in for a share of the €571 million available this year.

Sounds interesting? Head over to LIFE Calls for Proposals where you’ll find everything you need to know for your project application. Make sure you register for the upcoming virtual #EULife24 Info Days where experts will guide you through the process and give you detailed information about how to complete a successful application.

LIFE Calls for proposals 2024 open from today (18 April 2024) - with indicative budgets:

Standard Action Projects (SAPs)

  • Nature and biodiversity - €155 million.
  • Circular economy and quality of life - €65 million.
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation - €61.98 million.
  • Clean energy transition - €4 million.
  • New European Bauhaus - €8 million.
  • Environmental governance - €10 million.

Coordination and Support Action Grants (CSAs)

  • Clean energy transition - €77 million.

Strategic Integrated Projects (SNAPs/SIPs) - €150 million. 

Technical Assistance for Preparation for SIPs and SNAPs (TA-PP), Replication, Capacity Building or Legislative & Policy Priorities - €26 million

Specific Operating Grant Agreements for NGOs - €14 million. 

How do I find out more?

Check out full details of all the different types of LIFE project grants, application deadlines and much more on the LIFE Calls for Proposals 2024 page.

In addition, we are hosting a series of virtual #EULife24 Info Days on 23-26 April 2024 to guide potential applicants through the process. Details about the different sessions and how to register can be found here.

As from today, the European Commission’s funding & tender opportunities portal has all the information you need about the LIFE Calls for proposals 2024 and instructions on how to submit your application.

Who can apply?

We are particularly interested to hear from businesses, academic institutions, national, regional, and local governments, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in the EU on nature conservation, environmental protection, climate change or the clean energy transition. LIFE supports innovative, impactful projects with demonstrable impacts and best practices which can be replicated and scaled up elsewhere in Europe. LIFE project applications can be submitted by a single organisation or by several working in collaboration with other European partners - please check carefully the description of the funding topic you wish to apply to.


The LIFE Programme 

 is the EU's funding instrument for the environment and climate action. It has been bringing green ideas to life since 1992 and, to date, has co-financed over 5,500 projects across the EU and in third countries. For the 2021-2027 period, the European Commission has increased LIFE Programme funding by almost 60%, up to €5.4 billion, and included the new clean energy transition sub-programme. The LIFE Programme is managed by the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency


Other useful links

LIFE Programme

European National Contact Points

The future is green, the future is LIFE

This article has been reproduced from the European Commission website.