FINANCING AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Here you’ll find the Compete4SECAP financing fact sheet series, as well as links to other guidance on financing options available online.

FINANCING FACT SHEETS

Compete4SECAP has released a series of ten fact sheets on financing opportunities to offer useful guidance supporting local authorities to explore and understand options available to them beyond standard municipal budgets. Each fact sheet highlights specific (municipal) cases which have successfully applied some of the most relevant, replicable and innovative financing mechanisms available.

Fact sheets' titles overview:

1. Soft loans                                                                                              6. Corporate social responsibility

2. European Investment Bank funds                                                      7. Energy cooperatives
3. European Union grant schemes and special funds                           8. Crowd-funding and micro-loans                    

    (Cohesion Fund, European Regional                                                  9. On-bill financing

    Development Fund and European Social Fund)                               10. Revolving loans

4. LIFE and Horizon2020 funding programmes                                
5. Energy performance contracting                                        

FACT SHEET 7:

 

energy Cooperatives

FACT SHEET 9:

 

On bill financing

GENERAL GUIDANCE ON FINANCING

The Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy Interactive Funding Guide

The Covenant of Mayors (CoM) for Climate and Energy has set up an Interactive Funding Guide providing insights into multiple funds, instruments and other schemes which might be applicable to local authorities wishing to finance climate actions.

GUIDANCE ON GREEN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

Green Public Procurement (GPP) Good Practice

The European Commission's DG Environment regularly publishes good practice cases which are especially oriented towards helping local authorities in green public procurement (GPP). This list of cases includes numerous examples directly relevant to Compete4SECAP, e.g. buildings, heating, electricity, lighting, transport – and many more.

 

Public Procurement for a Circular Economy

DG Environment has published a series of guidebooks helping to steer public authorities down the GPP path. Their latest guidance document Public Procurement for a Circular Economy (written by ICLEI) focuses on the circular economy angle, but includes numerous recommendations and examples about energy as well. It is available in multiple languages, including French, German, Italian and Spanish.