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LIFE 2020 Call for Proposals from NGOs on the European Green Deal (NGO4GD)

The European Green Deal is the EU growth strategy that aims to transform the EU into a fair and prosperous society, with a modern, sustainable and competitive economy that leaves no one behind where there are no net emissions of greenhouse gases in 2050 and where economic growth is decoupled from resource use. 

Amid the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic, civil society as whole and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in particular are suffering a blow to their capacity to take actions and to contribute to the profound transformations needed to achieve a successful and just transition towards a sustainable future.

In the framework of the LIFE Programme, the LIFE 2020 Call for Proposals from NGOs on the European Green Deal (NGO4GD) is launched to reinforce the capacity of NGOs acting at Member States’ level to mobilise and strengthen civil society participation and contribution to the implementation of the European Green Deal.  

Please consult the Guidelines for Applicants for further details and use the technical and financial application forms of the NGO4GD Call for Proposals to apply.

Application package

LIFE 2020 NGO4GD Call for Proposals application package

26.03.2021 Please note that the Q&A has been updated with a question/answer on how to use the Financial Application Forms in case more rows are needed.  

16.03.2021 IMPORTANT - Submission deadline extension & revised financial forms! The deadline to submit proposals has been extended to 07 April 2021 – 17:00 CET and the Financial Application Forms NGO4GD, which can be found in the zip file, have been revised.

05.03.2021 IMPORTANT: Please note that the Financial Application Forms NGO4GD, which can be found in the zip file, has been revised: Formula contained in Form F0 Cell F14 was corrected.

12.02.2021 IMPORTANT: Please note that the Model of Grant Agreement, which can be found in the zip file, has been revised.

This revised Model Grant Agreement contains changes to the following articles:

Article I.5.2 – the pre-financing payment will cover up to 70% of the grant’s maximum amount.

Article II.12 – financial support to third parties – point (a): the maximum amount allocated to any third party involved in the project cannot exceed €20 000. Also, the total amount of such costs cannot surpass €100 000 during the project.

LIFE 2020 NGO4GD Addendum Guidelines for applicants – Minor clerical correction  (published on 14 December 2020)

LIFE 2020 NGO4GD Addendum N2 Guidelines for applicants



  1. 10 December 2020
    10 December 2020

    Publication of the call for proposals

  2. 12 January 2021
    12 January 2021

    LIFE 2020 NGO4GD Virtual Information Session

  3. 7 April 2021 – 17:00 CET
    7 April 2021 – 17:00 CET

    NEW Deadline for applicants to submit proposals

  4. June 2021 (indicative)
    June 2021 (indicative)

    Notification to applicants

  5. August 2021 (indicative)
    August 2021 (indicative)

    Signature of individual grant agreements

How to submit your proposal

Submission is electronic and by email only to the following address:

EASME-LIFE-2020-NGO4GDatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (CINEA-LIFE-2020-NGO4GD[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)