Applications are now open for the Action Fund 2.0 granting scheme led by ICLEI, with grant support from Google.org, to boost the development of data-driven environmental and climate projects implementing action in selected European cities.
The call welcomes projects under the topic of environmental and climate action, with an emphasis on the following fields: sustainable mobility, sustainable and energy efficient buildings, solar energy development, climate adaptation and resilience, and air quality management. Projects should contribute to enhancing social and climate justice in the city of implementation.
This call will provide financial support to projects that use data from private and public sources, including the Google Environmental Insights Explorer (EIE), to foster inclusive environmental and climate action at the local level. Projects should focus on non-profit, charitable or educational purposes.
- The ICLEI Action Fund aims to promote the development of projects that could leverage the use of data to drive local environmental and climate action.
- This Action Fund Call aims to identify and provide financial support (grants) to organisations able to implement projects that use and apply environmental, climate or other sustainability related data to promote environmental and climate mitigation and adaptation actions on a local level.
This call will provide financial support of up to 1,000,000 EUR.
The project can be in the design, planning, or implementation phase as detailed below:
- Design Stage: You have a new project idea that you would like to develop based on existing project experiences or initiatives,that responds to your organisation’s strategic goals and is aligned with the objectives of this call.
- Planning stage: Your project’s goals are defined and developed into a specific and workable plan ready to be carried out. The plan includes the project’s scope and an appropriate approach, a schedule for the tasks involved, and an estimate of necessary resources.
- Implementation stage: You have an ongoing project aligned with the objectives of this call. You are coordinating project work, people and resources, and resolving conflicts and issues.
- Examples of eligible projects:
- Sustainable Mobility: projects that contribute to the reduction of transport related GHG emissions and improve the efficiency of local transport systems, fostering multimodality and sustainable mobility patterns.
- Sustainable and Energy Efficient Buildings: projects that reduce energy consumption and promote energy efficiency in public, private, commercial or industrial buildings.
- Solar Energy Development: Projects fostering the use and development of solar energy on a local level.
- Climate adaptation and resilience: Projects that help cities and citizens to adapt to the effects of climate change and enhance local climate resilience.
- Air Quality Management: Projects aimed at supporting the management and improvement of local air quality, for example: air quality monitoring, air pollution awareness, air pollution monitoring and prediction, indoor air pollution management, etc.
- Projects which fall under the category of environmental and climate action.
- The Call is open to established non-profit organisations, civil society organisations, academia and research institutions operating in the following cities:
- Participating organisations must have the operational capacities to effectively execute, implement, and to monitor and evaluate the results of the project. Organisations can team up with partners to structure, implement and deliver the project.
- Local governments, public institutions, and forprofit organisations or private companies are not eligible to receive funding directly through this call. However, they may be involved as project supporters, partners and/or subcontractors, therefore receiveing funding through the granted organisation.
- All projects should contribute to the environmental and climate change mitigation goals of the respective cities. The duration of the proposed project should be between 18 and 24 months.
For more information, visit https://iclei-europe.org/funding-opportunities/action-fund/