The LIFE Programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action. The general objective of LIFE is to contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental and climate policy and legislation by co-financing projects with European added value. After 22 years, €3.4 billion and 4.170 projects, the LIFE Programme continues to finance actions for the environment and climate action. For the 2021-2027 the total budget of the LIFE Programme is €5.4 billion.
The proposed project shall aim to implement a small grant scheme for biodiversity action in the EU’s ORs and OCTs. The purpose of this funding mechanism for biodiversity would be to further unlock the local potential for biodiversity action in the EU’s ORs and OCTs, and to foster the implementation of concrete conservation activities in those areas aiming at protecting nature and reversing the degradation of ecosystems.
The proposed project shall implement calls for proposals from 2022 onwards to finance small grants for biodiversity conservation and / or restoration action in the EU’s ORs and OCTs located in the Caribbean, Indian Ocean, Amazon, Pacific, Polar and Subpolar and Macaronesian Regions.
The proposed project should build on the experience of past programmes that supported a small grant scheme for biodiversity action in the EU’s ORs and OCTs.
The calls for proposals and the selection of the grants should be based on a strategic intervention logic and clear mechanism that guarantees the maximum level of coordination and coherence between the individual small grants (especially when operating in the same geographical area), logical continuity of interventions and maximal long term impact.
Each small grant should inter alia:
In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:
Department of Environment
Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment
Environment Officer, National Contact Point for Environment
Contact Phone: +357 22 408 926
Environment Officer, National Contact Point for Climate
Contact Phone: +357 22 408 962
(Publish Date: 16/12/2021-for internal use only)