Application writing


It does not hurt to be prepared – we recommend that applicants start as early as possible. A six month run up period is average whilst it is not uncommon for complex projects to take two years to develop.


Please note a copy of the concept note template can be found on the 'What we do' page on this website. We will review concept notes at any time of year and will also pre-screen draft proposals.


Proposal Advice

Please ensure you read the relevant call literature, including the guidelines for applicants; the evaluation guide; FAQ.  These are available on the Commission’s LIFE website. For more hints and tips please see the common pitfalls page.


Supporting documents


Example proposals

Please note that these proposals, provided by Natural Resources Wales, Natural England, WRAP and the Environment Agency, were submitted prior to the current eProposal system, and are not in the current format (please refer to the current revised 2016 Application Guidelines for full details). These examples are intended to be a reference used for illustration purposes only, and should not be seen as a definitive proposal.


For a full list of projects funded by LIFE – please see the EC LIFE project database.