LIFE Information Event
5.11.2014 - 6.11.2014
Defra and the UK LIFE National Contact Point, Beta Technology, are organising two afternoon information events (approx. 2pm – 5pm, exact timings to be confirmed) to present information on the European Union’s LIFE Programme.
The Programme is open to all organisations, in particular, local government, charities, NGOs and SMEs and provides funding for nature conservation, climate change measures and improving the environment through raising awareness and the novel use of technologies.
The programme is divided into two sub-programmes, 'Environment' and 'Climate Action' and an information session is taking place for each area.
5th November – Introduction to the LIFE Programme: Environment
This event will provide an introduction to the LIFE Programme and is aimed at organisations new to the funding programme with little or no knowledge of the rules and application procedure. Specifically targeting the environment sub-programme of LIFE, the themes that are covered by this sub-programme include species and habitat conservation, biodiversity and green infrastructure, resource efficiency, waste, water, air and the urban environment. For a full list of themes covered please click here.
As well as providing participants with an introduction to the LIFE programme, successful applicants will share their experiences and provide examples of funded projects, and sources of further information (including key dates in the run up to the 2015 annual call) and the support available in the UK will be explained.
Please note, if you have previously attended a LIFE information event there may be limited value in attending this event.
6th November – The LIFE Programme: Climate Change
This session will provide an introduction to the LIFE Programme and, in particular the Climate Action sub-theme. It is primarily aimed at organisations that are new to the funding programme with little or no knowledge of the rules and application procedure, but those with some LIFE experience and who are interested in finding out more about the Climate Action sub-programme specifically may also benefit.
Successful applicants will share their experiences and provide examples of funded projects, and sources of further information and the support available in the UK will be explained. The session will also offer the opportunity to discuss the Climate Action sub-programme in the context of government priorities on adaptation and mitigation and to network with a range of people interested in developing LIFE climate-action bids.