Project Financing

Call for Project Ideas

EUKI’s 4th Call for Project Ideas closed on 18 February 2020. Feedback on the proposals is expected at the beginning of June 2020.

Please find below an overview of the terms and conditions for EUKI project financing in the framework of the Call for Project Ideas 2019/20.  Further documents and working aids can be found below.

The EUKI Call for Project Ideas has been held regularly since 2017.

Object of Financing

The EUKI finances climate projects. Implementers must have their official office in an EU Member State or be registered there. In accordance with the regional focus of EUKI, implementers from Central, Eastern, South-Eastern and Southern Europe in particular are encouraged to submit project proposals. For the first time and in specific cases, interested parties from EU candidate countries can also apply for financing (as implementing partners) in the 4th Call for Project Ideas.

Bilateral and multilateral consortia are equally sought; however, a maximum of four implementing partners are accepted in addition to the implementing partner.

The following approaches can be pursued individually or in combination:

  • Capacity development
  • Creation of networks
  • Implementing policies and measures, developing strategies and conducting feasibility studies
  • Dialogue formats, dissemination projects and education

Implementing countries

EUKI supports climate projects with actors in EU Member States, primarily the Central, Eastern, South-Eastern and Southern European Member States and in specific cases in EU candidate countries.

Financing is aimed at projects which operate at either national, regional or local level. The projects are intended to support implementation and/or further development of national strategies and policies.

Requirements for potential recipients of financing

Potential recipients of financing must be legal persons with their own legal capacity. Individuals are excluded from financing. Potential financing recipients must be non-profit entities and must belong to one of the following groups:

  • Non-governmental organisations
  • Local/regional/national government authorities
  • Non-profit companies
  • Universities, research and educational institutions

Scope of Financing and Project Duration

A grant between EUR 50,000 and at most EUR 1,000,000 may be made for each project. The term of the project should be not more than 28 months. Projects must be concluded in March 2023 at the latest.

Templates and Helpful Documents

Please use the following templates and guidelines for preparing your project outline and proposal.

Preparing the Project Outline

Overview of Online Mask for EUKI project outlines

Information on the Financing of Projects within the EUKI

FAQs for project outlines

Preparing the Project Proposal

Template: EUKI Project Proposal (updated on 26 March 2020)

Template: Gantt chart for project schedule

Template: Budget

Template: Order form for registration of a creditor

Guidelines on EUKI Project Planning and Monitoring 

Legal and commercial information (updated on 10 January 2020)

Example for an EUKI Grant Agreement for implementers from outside Germany (updated on 29 January 2020)

Example for an EUKI Subsidy Agreement for implementers from Germany (updated on 29 January 2020)

Working Aid EUKI Project Development

Implementation and Reporting

Template: Narrative Report (updated on 6 January 2020)

Information on Public Relations for Implementing Partners

Guidelines for corporate design

Guidelines for news articles

Guidelines for EUKI Community platform