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Action Grant

The Scalable Cities Action Grant is a financial tool to support the replication of measures already successfully tested in Smart Cities and Communities projects.

4th Call for Proposals is now closed!

Successful applicants will be informed once the evaluation process is concluded. 

The present fourth call for proposals addresses two main priority topics: 

  1. Positive Energy Districts
  2. E-mobility

Download the full text of the call at the end of the page.

This call seeks to:

  • initiating the development of positive energy districts (PED) in the local context and / or tackling the technical, spatial, regulatory, legal, financial, social, and economic challenges of ongoing PED development projects and/or offering mentoring and knowledge exchange on PED development, or;
  • support and promote e-mobility solutions through the replication of successfully piloted solutions among SCC projects.

The Scalable Cities Action Grant is a financial tool to support the replication of measures already successfully tested in Smart Cities and Communities projects.

The total envelope available for the present call is 120.000 EUR. The maximum grant amount for one project is EUR 50 000.

4th call for proposal’s deadline: 26th of April, 2024. 

Associated materials are available as downloadable attachments:

  • 4th Call for proposals guidelines

  • Annex 1 - Letter of political commitment

  • Annex 2 - Application form template

  • Annex 3 - Budget overview

  • Annex 4 - Final reporting

 

About Action Grant

The Scalable Cities Action Grant financially supports cities and ad-hoc partnerships that wish to replicate measures that were successfully implemented through SCC projects to facilitate the transition towards climate neutrality.

The Scalable Cities Action Grant is implemented in collaboration with the European Commission and CINEA. The EC has set out a clear aim for Scalable Cities to deploy wide-scale, innovative, replicable and integrated solutions in the energy, transport, and ICT areas and to trigger large-scale economic investment with a view to transforming the market.

The Action Grant is organised through four calls for proposals with four deadlines, covering different topics. This call targets cities and related partners (local energy agencies, construction agencies, civil society organisations, research institutes) from completed Horizon 2020 SCC01 Lighthouse projects and/or external cities interested in replicating specific actions from those Scalable Cities projects.

Budget and Implementation

The indicative budget to be awarded in the period 2022 to 2024 is EUR 1.003.000 to fund around 20 to 30 projects..

The maximum grant amount for one project is EUR 50 000.

Applicants may submit proposals that have higher overall budgets, but the action grant may in no case exceed EUR 50 000 per project. In this case, applicants have to co-finance the difference.

How to apply?

Applications need to be submitted online through the dedicated Scalable Cities Action Grant management platform.

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Contact

For any questions on Scalable Cities, please contact the Scalable Cities Secretariat.

 

The following projects have been funded in the 2nd round of the Scalable Cities Action Grant:

  1. Building the foundations of a Digital Twin for Brussels
  • City: Brussels, Belgium 
  • Grant amount: EUR 48 150
  1. Data for Decarbonisation (D4Decar): supporting the energy transition in Las Rozas and La Rinconada
  • City: Las Rozas (Madrid) and La Rinconada (Sevilla) 
  • Grant amount: EUR 44 550
  1. Dundee Climate Data and Digital Skills Programme 
  • City: Dundee, United Kingdom 
  • Grant amount: EUR 37 800
  1. EIBENER (IntElligent and SocIal Energy for a SustainaBle FuturE iN EibaR) 
  • City: Eibar, Spain 
  • Grant amount: EUR 49 950
  1. JustClimate 
  • City: Szombathely, Hungary 
  • Grant amount: EUR 49 500
  1. Klima Gasteiz: Multi-actor engagement to land Net Zero and Climate Change Adaptation EU Missions to the municipality of Vitoria-Gasteiz 
  • City: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain 
  • Grant amount: EUR 45 500
  1. Liepaja Smart City Roadmap: Transformative Mentorship, Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration with Valencia 
  • City: Liepaja, Latvia 
  • Grant amount: EUR 49 500
  1. +PADOVAxChange: Urban Digital Twins for Net Zero Roadmaps 
  • City: Padova, Italy 
  • Grant amount: EUR 49 950

 

The following projects have been funded in the 1st round of the Scalable Cities Action Grant:

  1. Smart GreeNaa Project
  • Topic: Internal framework for developing innovative governance strategy supporting energy transition
  • City: Gabrovo, Bulgaria
  • Grant amount: EUR 20 000
  1. SYGOCONEM: Systemic Governance Change for Onda’s Net-Zero Missions
  • Topic: Development of a robust governance framework for decarbonization
  • City: Onda, Spain
  • Grant amount: EUR 19 575
  1. External Energy Management for Ukrainian Communities
  • Topic: Preparation of a replicable model solution for distantly organised EMS
  • Cities: Slavutych, Myrhorod, Novovolynsk, Volodymyr, Ukraine
  • Grant amount: EUR 49 666
  1. Connected Waltham Forest
  • Topic: Investment case for replicating the Urban Sharing Platforms
  • Cities: London, UK
  • Grant amount: EUR 24 750

Documents

4th Call for Proposals_Scalable Cities Action Grant_FINAL_22.03.24..pdf
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(1.18 MB - PDF)
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4th Call_ Annex 1 Letter of Policital Commitment.docx
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(11.08 KB - DOCX)
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4th Call_Annex 2 Application form template.docx
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(13.27 KB - DOCX)
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4th Call_Annex 3 - Budget overview.xlsx
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(19.66 KB - XLSX)
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4th Call_Annex 4 Final Reporting.docx
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(10.73 KB - DOCX)
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3rd Call_Annex 4 Final Reporting.docx
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(10.73 KB - DOCX)
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