LIFE funding supports environment and nature conservation projects throughout the European Union. As well established experts in European funding, Beta was contracted by the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to provide a support service to UK applicants. The aim of the service was to disseminate information about the funding programme and support UK applicants with the proposal submission process.
Planning early and focus are my top tips. It takes at least six months to develop and write a LIFE proposal so you need to start planning early. In order to ensure success you need to identify the root causes of the environmental problem you are addressing and focus the project’s activities on tackling those issues.
Steve Bradley, Principal Consultant
From the 4th of January 2016, this service is now being delivered by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC). If you would like to access this service, JNCC can be contacted by phone: 01733 562 626; or email at UKLIFE@jncc.gov.uk or by visiting their website.
Over the past twenty years, Beta has supported the submission of thousands of proposals from UK organisations, bringing significant amounts of funding into the UK. Please contact our Europe expert Steve Bradley for more information.