The LIFE+ call for 2013 opened on the 19th February 2013 with a budget of €278 million, of which €21.7 million is allocated for UK projects. The important call dates can be found below.
|Key Events and Deadlines
||18th February 2013
| Call launch
||19th February 2013
|Project concept note deadline
||22nd February 2013
|Proposal workshop (presentations)
||25th March 2013
| A8 forms to be submitted to the Competent Authorities - information sheet with email addresses of Competent Authorities
|| 5th April 2013
| Pre-screening submission deadline to Beta Technology email@example.com
|| 8th May 2013
|Final submission of proposals on the eProposal system - link to eProposal
||25th June 2013
|Deadline for Member States to send proposals to the Commission
||5th July 2013
|Evaluation and revision of the proposals
|July 2013 - March 2014
|Signature of individual grant agreements
||April 2014 - May 2014
|Earliest possible starting date for 2013 projects
||1st June 2014
If you are intending on submitting a proposal to the 2013 call, you must read all the guidance documentation. This includes the Guidelines for Applicants (part 1 and 2), the Common Provisions and the Guide for the Evaluation of LIFE+ Project Proposals. You can download these documents by going to the LIFE+ website, or clicking on the links below.
A8 Deadline - Proposals under the ‘LIFE Nature & Biodiversity’ and ‘LIFE Communication forest fire prevention’ project strands require you to consider the inclusion of an A8 form with supporting comments from the relevant National Authority. In the UK, such authority is devolved. If you would like to apply for an A8 form, please read the information sheet and submit your request by the 5th April 2013.
Project Concept Note and Proposal Support
A new LIFE+ concept note has been introduced for the 2013 call to allow applicants to receive additional, tailored support from not just Beta Technology but National Authorities. The concept note is much simpler than for previous calls and will be used to provide a general overview of the project.
The deadline for submitting completed LIFE+ project concept note has now passed so if you did not submit to this deadline you will only be guaranteed access to a basic support service of the email helpline.
The deadline s is the 22nd February 2013 and if you have any questions, please contact Catherine Holt or Jane Watkins.
2013 LIFE+ Call Information Day
The UK LIFE+ Information Day for the 2013 call was held on Monday 18th February and the presentations are now available to download. Please click on the titles below to download the slides.
For more information about LIFE+ and the support that is available, please click on one the headings below.
Find Out More
What is LIFE+?
How the LIFE+ programme is structured and introduces the three strands.
LIFE+ Nature and Biodiversity
What is the Nature and Biodiversity strand?
LIFE+ Environmental Policy and Governance
What is the Environmental Policy and Governance strand?
LIFE+ Information and Communication
What is the Information and Communication strand?
LIFE+ Project Submission Procedure
Information on how to submit your proposal
Tips and Advice
Information and guidance on LIFE+ and the application writing process
Other Sources of Funding
Other sources of funding for environmental projects
What Help Can I Get?
Sources of information and help.
For more information about LIFE+ or to use the National Contact Point Service, please contact Catherine Holt or Jane Watkins on telephone 01302 322 633 or see the Contacts Page for further information.