Funding guide

CIVITAS Activity Fund

Country
Serbia, Iceland, Kosovo, Turkey, Serbia
What am I?
City/Town/Region, SME, Large Company, Civil Society Organization, Academia
Sector / Activity
Mobility, Infrastructure (Soft measures)
Type of Instrument
Grant
Focus Areas

- Sustainable Urban Mobility
- Integrated planning (Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans)
- Urban freight logistics
- Demand management strategies (e.g. access restrictions, road pricing)
- Transport telematics
- Safety and security
- Clean fuels and vehicles

Beneficiaries

- Local authorities
- Organisations such as transport operators, SMEs, universities and NGOs

Amount per Project

CIVITAS CAPITAL Activity fund (to set up networks for knowledge exchange, called ‘CIVINET’):  €6,000 (until September 2016)

Co-funding Rate

N/A for this call (Since February 2016, average co-funding is 75%), new Activity Fund calls would open at a later stage

Managing Structure and Coordination

- CIVITAS Secretariat
- DG MOVE

Description

Cohesion Fund

Country
Bulgaria
What am I?
City/Town/Region
Sector / Activity
Energy, Mobility, ICT, Environment, Citizen Engagement
Type of Instrument
Grant, Financial instrument
Focus Areas

Energy: use of renewable sources and efficiency
- Low carbon economy
- Climate change adaptation and risk prevention and management
- Environment protection and resource efficiency
- Sustainable transport
- Institutional capacity

Beneficiaries

Local, regional and national authorities

Amount per Project

Variable

Co-funding Rate

Variable

Managing Structure and Coordination

National or Regional managing authorities
- DG REGIO

Description

Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)

Country
Albania
What am I?
City/Town/Region, SME, Large Company, Civil Society Organization, Academia
Sector / Activity
Energy, Mobility, ICT, Infrastructure (Hard measures)
Type of Instrument
Grant
Focus Areas

Trans-European networks in the fields of:
- Transport
- Energy
- Digital service

Beneficiaries

- Public authorities
- Private companies
- SME
- Private non-commercial organisations, NGOs

Amount per Project

Variable

Co-funding Rate

Innovation Action & Collaborative Support Action: 100%
Research & Innovation Action :70% (100% for non profit org.)

Managing Structure and Coordination

- INEA
- DG MOVE, DG ENER, DG CONNECT

Description

Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)

Country
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Spain
What am I?
City/Town/Region, SME, Large Company, Civil Society Organization, Academia
Sector / Activity
Energy, Mobility, ICT, Infrastructure (Hard measures)
Type of Instrument
Grant
Focus Areas

Trans-European networks in the fields of:
- Transport
- Energy
- Digital service

Beneficiaries

- Public authorities
- Private companies
- SME
- Private non-commercial organisations, NGOs

Amount per Project

Variable

Co-funding Rate

Innovation Action & Collaborative Support Action: 100%
Research & Innovation Action :70% (100% for non profit org.)

Managing Structure and Coordination

- INEA
- DG MOVE, DG ENER, DG CONNECT

Description

COSME

Country
Armenia, Austria, Spain, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina
What am I?
City/Town/Region, SME, Large Company, Civil Society Organization, Academia
Sector / Activity
Infrastructure (Soft measures), Citizen Engagement
Type of Instrument
Grant, Financial instrument
Focus Areas

- Improve SMEs access to finance
- Access to markets
- Framework conditions for enterprises
- Entrepreneurship and entrepreneur culture

Beneficiaries

- SMEs
- Local Authorities

Amount per Project

Variable

Co-funding Rate

Depending on the call: min. 60% max 90%

Managing Structure and Coordination

EASME

Further Information
Description

EIB Municipal Framework Loans

Country
Turkey, Sweden, Spain, Ukraine, Romania, Montenegro, Slovakia
What am I?
City/Town/Region
Sector / Activity
Energy, Mobility, Infrastructure (Hard measures), Infrastructure (Soft measures), Citizen Engagement
Type of Instrument
Financial instrument
Focus Areas

- Urban roads and public transport

- Water and sewerage

- Solid waste

- Education

- Health facilities

- Social housing

- Public buildings

- Energy (e.g. EE in public buildings)

- Cultural and sports facilities

Beneficiaries

- Local/regional authorities > 75,000 inhabitants

Amount per Project
Co-funding Rate
Managing Structure and Coordination

EIB

Further Information
Description

ELENA

Country
Austria, Croatia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
What am I?
City/Town/Region, SME, Large Company
Sector / Activity
Energy, Mobility, ICT
Type of Instrument
Technical assistance
Focus Areas

Energy efficiency and distributed renewable energy

Urban transport and mobility

Beneficiaries

Public or Private entity

Amount per Project

Variable

Co-funding Rate

Up to 90% of eligible costs

Managing Structure and Coordination

- EIB
- DG ENERGY / DG ECFIN

Further Information
Description

ELENA KfW

Country
Austria, Denmark, France, Italy, Poland
What am I?
City/Town/Region
Sector / Activity
Energy, Mobility, Infrastructure (Hard measures)
Type of Instrument
Grant, Technical assistance
Focus Areas

- Energy efficiency in public / private buildings and street lighting
- Integrated renewable Energy sources (RES)
- Energy efficiency and Integrated RES in urban transport including freight logistics in urban areas
- Local infrastructures for Energy efficiency
- Municipal waste-to-Energy projects

Beneficiaries

Local and regional authorities or other public bodies and a grouping of such bodies 

Amount per Project

Variable

Co-funding Rate

Up to 90% of eligible costs

Managing Structure and Coordination

- KfW Banking Group
- DG ENERGY / DG ECFIN

Further Information
Description

EUREKA

Country
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark
What am I?
SME, Large Company, Civil Society Organization, Academia
Sector / Activity
ICT, Infrastructure (Hard measures), Infrastructure (Soft measures), Environment, Citizen Engagement
Type of Instrument
Grant, Financial instrument
Focus Areas

Smart cities

Beneficiaries

- Large companies and SMEs as well as research institutions and public organisations.

Amount per Project

NA

Co-funding Rate

Depending on the financing EUREKA Network

Managing Structure and Coordination

Eureka Network

Description