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Contract and financial aspects

Under this webpage, you will find a set of guidelines related to the contractual and financial management of your grant agreement. Make sure that you check the programming period applicable to your project (either 2014-2020 or 2021-2027), as the grant agreement rules may be different.

How to submit requests

For projects financed under the LIFE 2021-2027 programme

Submission of reports and amendments are exclusively done via the Funding & Tender portal. Please follow the guidance that is available under the Support section and in particular the Online Manual and the IT How To.

For projects financed under the LIFE 2014-2020 programme

The adapted submission measures that were exceptionally put in place on account of the Covid-19 pandemic have been lifted. Please see the reporting page of the LIFE website for the current submission requirements.

If your project is managed by DG Environment:

For projectsthat received funding from the LIFE+ programme 2007-2013, please follow the instructions and use the documents published on the Project administration LIFE+ (2007-2013)page.

For Preparatory or European Solidarity Corps projects consult the guidance given in this page however follow the LIFE+ requirements for submission to DG Environment.

Guidelines

For projects financed under the LIFE 2021-2027 programme

For projects receiving funding from the LIFE 2021-2027 programme, please refer to the templates and guidance under https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/how-to-participate/reference-documents;programCode=LIFE2027.

To help LIFE beneficiaries to comply with financial and contractual rules and to ensure a correct financial reporting of their eligible costs, CINEA has developed in addition the following checklist:

To help LIFE beneficiaries to calculate the employee costs (A1) over the reporting period, CINEA has developed the following calculation tool (please first read the “Guidance” sheet!)

For projects financed under the LIFE 2014-2020 programme

  • General guidelines for the presentation of an amendment to the grant agreement
Allgemeine Veröffentlichungen6 Juli 2021
General guidelines for the presentation of an amendment to the grant agreement

General guidelines for the presentation of an amendment to the grant agreement. Part A gives guidance for traditional projects. Part B gives guidance on how to prepare and submit an amendment to merge the phases in the budget of LIFE Integrated Projects. Part C gives guidance on how to prepare and request a phase update amendment for LIFE Integrated Projects.

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Allgemeine Veröffentlichungen1 April 2022
Annex to the cover letter of the Amendment Request Package

Annex to the cover letter of the Amendment Request Package: In order to ensure the completeness and correctness of your Amendment Request Package, this table has been developed to support your checks. It is highly recommended to annex this table to the cover letter introducing your amendment request. 

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  • Amendment request – beneficiary checklist 
Allgemeine Veröffentlichungen20 Dezember 2022
LIFE amendment request-beneficiary checklist

LIFE amendment beneficiary checklist – Update October 2022: submission requirements have been modified e.g. request Qsigned or on paper with original blue ink signature.

Update December 2022: the links to the Legal Entity File and the Financial Identification Form have been updated.

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  • LIFE Integrated Project Phase Update Amendment request – beneficiary checklist
Allgemeine Veröffentlichungen20 Dezember 2022
LIFE amendment request for an IP Phase update beneficiary checklist

LIFE amendment request for an IP phase update beneficiary checklist – Update October 2022: submission requirements have been modified e.g. request Qsigned or on paper with original blue ink signature.

Update December 2022: the links to the Legal Entity File and the Financial Identification Form have been updated.

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Allgemeine Veröffentlichungen7 Juli 2021
Annex X to the Model LIFE Grant Agreement

These financial and administrative guidelines are meant to help proposers and beneficiaries under the LIFE programme understand:

  • the financial and administrative provisions of the LIFE grant agreement when preparing their proposal and their future financial reports;
  • the administrative guidance for requesting changes to the grant agreement (i.e. amendments).

The main changes to the updates of 07/07/2021 and 25/11/2020 are listed on the 1st page.

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Templates

For projects financed under the LIFE 2021-2027 programme

For projects receiving funding from the LIFE 2021-2027 programme, please refer to the templates and guidance under https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/how-to-participate/reference-documents;programCode=LIFE2027.

For projects financed under the LIFE 2014-2020 programme

NGO operating grants

For operating grants financed under the LIFE 2021-2027 programme

For the NGO receiving funding from the LIFE 2021-2027 programme, please refer to the templates and guidance under https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/h….

For operating grant financed under the LIFE 2014-2020 programme