2015 Call Support Timetable

With an expected call publication date of May/June 2015, we have outlined a timeline below for 2015 applications. These timings may change as they are dependant on when the call is announced, so please check back for updates and check the Events page for details of the information days and workshops..

5th/6th November 2014 Information days and send out concept forms for 2015 bids
20th November 2014 Scottish EU funding information day, Glasgow
28th November 2014 Deadline for completed concept forms - download template
January 2015 Log frame training
March 2015 Application writing workshop
June 2015 First proposal pre-screening deadline
September 2015 Second proposal pre-screening deadline



LIFE Multiannual Work Programme for 2014-2017

The LIFE multiannual work programme for 2014-2017 has been adopted by a Commission Decision on 19th March 2014, after received a positive opinion of the Committee for the LIFE Programme for the Environment and Climate Action on 17th February 2014. The work programme applies from the date of its adoption and enters into force as of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. It will be published in all EU languages with the exception of Irish.

The LIFE multiannual work programme for 2014-2017 sets the framework for the next four years for the management of the new LIFE Programme 2014-2020. It contains an indicative budget, explains the selection methodology for projects and for operating grants and establishes outcome indicators for the two LIFE sub-programmes – for Environment and for Climate Action. The total budget for funding projects during the period covered amounts to €1.1 billion under the sub-programme for Environment and €0.36 billion under the sub-programme for Climate Action.

For the first time LIFE project funding also will be provided through innovative financial instruments. The LIFE Environment sub-programme contributes to one such instrument, the pilot Natural Capital Financing (NCFF) financial instrument, which falls under the Nature and Biodiversity project area and will help finance biodiversity projects, amongst other things. The work programme also features an indicative timetable for the calls for proposals for action and operating grants as well as for the two pilot financial instruments covered by it. The first calls are scheduled for May/June 2014.ell as for the two pilot financial instruments covered by it. The first calls are scheduled for May/June 2014.

To download the work programme, please click here.

Information Day for the 2014 LIFE Call

The joint UK and Ireland LIFE Information Day took place on Tuesday 25th March in London. To download the presentations from the day, please click on one of the links below.

The new 2014-2020 Programme - Anne Burrill DG Environment, European Commission download

Overview of National Contact Point, e-proposal and support arrangements - Catherine Holt, Beta Technology download

Developing LIFE bids, an Environment Agency and Natural England perspective - Ed Clegg, Environment Agency & Craig Thomas, Natural England download

How to write a proposal (including lessons from previous rounds) - Anne Burrill, DG Environment, European Commission download

Where are we with Integrated Projects in the UK? - Richard Findon/Liz Crocker, Defra LIFE Policy Lead download

The Information Day was also webstreamed, and a recording of the day can be found by clicking here.