Overview of all LIFE calls and deadlines in 2023

The LIFE programme is an important instrument from CINEA to stimulate the development and implementation of European nature and climate policy. You can apply for LIFE grants for, for example, a project that prevents noise pollution or enhances biodiversity. Several LIFE openings opened in mid-April. You will find all LIFE calls and deadlines of 2023 here.

What is the LIFE programme about?

The LIFE programme consists of four sub-programmes:

  • Nature and Biodiversity;
  • Circular economy and Quality of life;
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation;
  • Clean Energy Transition (CET);

All types of organisations, from companies to NGOs, can apply for the LIFE grant. Projects that have a real impact on European ambitions related to the four sub-programmes are eligible for LIFE grants.

LIFE calls and deadlines

There are several types of eligible projects within the LIFE programme. The calls with deadlines below opened for applications around April 2023.

Call Deadline
Standard Action Projects (SAPs)
(Nature and Biodiversity & Circular economy and Quality of life)
 6 September 2023
Standard Action Projects (SAPs)
(Climate change mitigation and adaptation)
 21 September 2023
Strategic Nature Projects (SNAPs)
  • Concept notes: 5 September 2023
  • Full proposals: 5 March 2024
Strategic Integrated Projects (SIPs)
  • Concept notes: 5 September 2023
  • Full proposals: 5 March 2024
LIFE Action Grants for
Clean Energy Transition sub-programma
16 November 2023
Technical Assistence preparation for SIPs and SNAPs 7 September 2023
Specific Operating Grant Agreements (SGA OG) for non-profit making entities 21 September 2023

How much funding can you receive?

About € 5,4 billion budget is available for the time period 2021-2027. For SAPs, the grant percentage is around 60%. Within the environment sub-programme, this can rise to 67% or 75%. The grant amount per project averages €1.5 to €2.5 million. Within the CET sub-programme, the maximum grant percentage is 95%. The grant contribution per project ranges between €0.5 – €2.5 million.

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