In a nutshell
The Natural Capital Financing Facility (NCFF) offers funding to projects that promote the conservation, restoration, management and enhancement of natural capital for biodiversity and adaptation benefits, including ecosystem-based solutions to challenges related to land, soil, forestry, agriculture, water and waste inside the EU.
The NCFF consists of a combination of the following two components:
- The finance facility can provide financing of a minimum amount of EUR 2 million and a maximum amount of EUR 15 million
- The technical assistance facility can provide each project with a grant of up to a maximum of EUR 1 million for project preparation, implementation and the monitoring of the outcomes
The NCFF combines EIB financing and the Commission’s funding under the LIFE Programme, the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action. The facility is currently in a pilot phase and can sign projects until the end of 2021. The first loan was signed in April 2017.