• 14 Jun 2022

    Nearly EUR 100 million available for funding your project ideas for the Clean Energy Transition

    The LIFE Clean Energy Transition sub-programme aims at facilitating the transition towards an energy-efficient, renewable energy-based, climate-neutral and -resilient economy by funding coordination and support actions (Other Action Grants) across Europe. These are actions of high EU added-value, which are targeted at breaking market barriers that hamper the socio-economic transition to sustainable energy, and typically engage multiple small and medium-sized stakeholders, multiple actors including local and regional public authorities and non-profit organisations, as well as consumers.

    The LIFE Clean Energy Transition sub-programme continues to support the delivery of EU policies in the field of sustainable energy, in particular, the European Green Deal, the Energy Union (2030 energy and climate targets) and the European Union’s 2050 long-term decarbonisation strategy.

    There are 18 dedicated topics open to submit your project ideas to:

    • build the policy framework for the Clean Energy Transition at local, regional and national level
    • accelerate the market for the Clean Energy Transition with the roll-out of technology, digitalisation, new services and business models and enhancing related professional skills
    • attract private finance for sustainable energy investments and support the development of local and regional clean energy investment projects
    • involve and empower citizens in the Clean Energy Transition.


    Find out more about all 18 CET topics and see how you can help accelerating the clean energy transition!

    Info session recordings are available to guide you through each topic.

    Total budget for this call: EUR 98 million

    Max. EC co-funding rate: 95% co-funding rate


    • EU Member States
    • Third countries:
    • EFTA members that are members of the EEA
    • acceding countries, candidate countries and potential candidates
    • countries covered by the European Neighbourhood Policy
    • third countries in accordance with the conditions laid down in a specific agreement covering the participation of the third country in any Union programme


    Please note that the UK is not at the moment associated to the LIFE programme. It is possible to participate in consortia (with at least three participating countries, i.e EU27 + Iceland) but in principle UK is not eligible for funding – unless proven that the role is essential in the proposal.

    How should a partner consortium be composed?

    For most topics you need to create a consortium of at least 3 applicants (beneficiaries; not affiliated entities) from 3 different eligible countries. However, a few topics are open to apply with one applicant only. Please check the specific topic conditions and the Call Document​​​​​​​

    Deadline for applications

    16 November 2022, 17:00 Brussels time

    More info:

    Calls are available on Funding & Tenders platform

    Recordings and presentations from the 2022 info days (including on How to write an excellent proposal)