The LIFE Programme
provides funding for the support of Environment, Nature Conservation and Climate Action projects throughout the European Union (EU). Applications are encouraged from public and private organisations seeking co-funding for projects. Large and small companies, government and NGOs, Higher Education Institutes and community groups can participate. LIFE has a budget of €3.4 billion for 2014-2020. Every year a call for proposals is launched around April. Following competitive selection, awards are made that are typically in the range of €1 million to €5 million for projects with durations of three to five years.