The deadline for the 1st Call for proposals of the Scalable Cities Action Grant has been extended

Apply by 31 August to get a grant thanks to Scalable Cities to accelerate smart city innovation in local governance and financing!


Publication date

July 11, 2022

The EU’s Scalable Cities initiative has opened its first call for applications to get an Action Grant. Apply here.

What is this Action Grant?

The Scalable Cities Action Grant is structured as a service contract. This grant is a financial tool to support the replication of measures already successfully tested in Smart Cities and Community projects through Horizon 2020 SCC01 projects. It is organised through four calls for proposals with four deadlines, covering different topics.

The first call, which opened on 3rd June, seeks to improve and optimise cities’ internal governance structures and support cities in developing innovative financing concepts and mechanisms to engage private investors.  

How much budget?

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. Applicants may submit proposals that have higher overall budgets, but the action grant may in no case exceed EUR 50 000 per project.

Who can apply to the Action Grant?

Cities and related partners (e.g. local energy agencies, construction agencies, civil society organisations, research institutes, NGOs, SMEs) from completed Horizon 2020 SCC01 Lighthouse projects and/or external cities interested in replicating specific actions from those Scalable Cities projects.

How to apply?

Deadline for applications is extended to 31st August 2022. Discover the application process on the Scalable Cities website!

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