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Scalable Cities Action Grant

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



The 1st Call for proposals of the Scalable Cities Action Grant is concluded. Proposals are currently being reviewed.  



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.


Budget and Implementation

The indicative budget to be awarded in the period 2022 to 2024 is EUR 900 000 to fund around 20 to 30, each with a duration of between 6 and 12 months.

The maximum grant amount 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.

The Scalable Cities Action Grant is structured as a service contract.


How to apply?

Applications need to be submitted online through the dedicated application form.



In case of any questions or issues with the application procedure, please contact the Scalable Cities Secretariat at