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New call on sustainability financial support launched on 7 December

Author BRCCI
New call on sustainability financial support launched on 7 December


Small and medium-sized enterprises can receive up to €50,000 grants

The STAGE Financial Grant Programme has launched the second grant call for supporting EU climate and environmental strategic goals. 

Similarly to our previous call, STAGE has made €50,000 in funding and hands-on advisory support available for enterprises to develop investment concepts on innovation and zero waste economy.

Grants will be distributed in different funding stages and will be spent by companies to:   

Prepare an investment project plan (modernisation and technological innovation, automatisation, digitalisation, implementation of renewable energy or circular economy models, etc.); 

Pay for additional services needed for the investment plan preparation (feasibility study, technology audit, data collection and analysis of carbon footprint assessment, prototyping, pilot testing and demonstration, business process adaptation, support for use of testing facilities, other specialised consulting and coaching services

STAGE is a unique support mechanism, co-funded by the European Commission, helping enterprises with sustainability reporting and investment readiness.

The current call will  be open until 7 February 2024. Applicants from across the EU plus countries  associated to Horizon Europe are eligible to apply.  

This grant will allow beneficiaries to act on their needs related to developing investment plans in support of their sustainable future. 

Applying for the funding is simple. Companies first need to register on the STAGE platform and then complete the first step – Initial Assessment – an easy to use tool that analyses an organization's performance in different ESG aspects, as well as its level of innovation. After that companies need to go to the Application section of the platform and follow the instructions to participate.

For the chosen beneficiaries the offer includes dedicated advisory support, pushing a project idea one step closer to being matched with either private or public investors.  

Financial and Sustainability Advisors play a crucial role in this process, providing expert guidance to companies for developing their investment plans. Advisors can also benefit from the current open call. 

Important: Funding should be spent by companies on services provided only by Sustainability Advisors, who are part of the STAGE eco-system and are registered on the platform. 

For more information visit the STAGE official website:  


Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the granting authority (European Health and Digital Executive Agency). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.