The EU LIFE Programme provides funding opportunities for the support of Environment, Nature Conservation and Climate Action projects throughout the EU. Applications are encouraged from public and private organisations seeking co-funding for projects.
LIFE has a budget of €3.4 billion for 2014 - 2020. Following competitive selection, awards are made that are typically in the range of one to five million euro for projects with a duration of 3 to 5 years. The maximum EU co-financing rates for projects are 55% or 75%, depending on the project topic. Every year a call for LIFE project proposals is launched around April with closing dates in September. Submitting a LIFE application is a challenging process and early planning is recommended.