Access to financing is key for transforming ambitious Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans into projects. The funding page supports the Covenant of Mayors community with clear and practical information on funding and financing opportunities.
The interactive funding guide gathers information on the funding initiatives managed by the European Union, the Member States and key financial institutions such as the European Investment Bank. Next to these, the guide includes information about support services and innovative financing schemes.
The useful links section collects the most relevant financing publications for the Covenant community including best cases examples and lessons learnt.
See also the European Commission's Funding and Tender opportunities page.
URBIS is a new dedicated urban investment advisory platform within the European Investment Advisory Hub (EIAH). URBIS is set up to provide advisory support to urban authorities to facilitate, accelerate and unlock urban investment projects, programmes and platforms. URBIS has been developed in partnership by the European Commission (Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policies) and the EIB in the context of the EU One Stop Shop for Cities and in support of the ambitions defined in the EU Urban Agenda.
Key publications including best practices from the Covenant of Mayors community, lessons learnt and useful reports from the main EU institutions are collected in this section. More publications are available for the Covenant of Mayors community only and can be accessed via the resource library in the private area (My Covenant) of this website.
We have notably developed a series of 4 leaflets to guide you through the wide variety of financing and funding opportunities for your energy and climate actions: