Open Call for Project Outlines on Grants from the Swiss-Czech Cooperation Programme
The Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic in cooperation with the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic as the Intermediate Body and State Enviromental Fund
on 16. 4. 2010 the Open Call for project outlines on grants from the Swiss-Czech Cooperation Programme within the Funding Guideline no2 -Environment and Infrastructure - The Focus Area no2.1 - Rehabilitation and modernisation of basic infrastructure and improvement of the environment for:
Objective 2 - to increase energy efficiency and improve the air quality (reduction of greenhouse gases and other hazardous emissions).
Types of eligible projects: measures of the public transport and public sector to reduce air pollution.
Objective 3 - to improve the management, the safety and the reliability of communal/regional public transportation systems.
Types of eligible projects: preparation and implementation of traffic management concepts.
Allocation - the amount of grant
The total allocated amount for the Open Call is CHF 29,000,000, the minimum amount of an individual grant is CHF 1,000,000 for Objective 2 and Objective 3.
At least 30% of this amount will be allocated to the projects submitted in the Moravian-Silesian Region, the Olomouc Region and the Zlín Region.
Maximum amount of grant can account for (with reference to state aid rules):
60% of the total eligible costs of the project;
85% of the total eligible costs of the project - in case that the co-financing is provided from public
budgets (state budget, regional budget or local budgets);
90% of the total eligible costs of the project - provided that the projects are implemented by
Fixed exchange rate in this Open Call is CZK 17,426 = 1 CHF.
The following mandatory annexes must be submitted together with the project outline:
Annex 1 - Document proving the legal personality (not relevant for the institutions of state and public administration)
Annex 2 - Declaration of co-financing
Annex 3 - Indicative budget
Annex 4 - Statutory Declaration stating that no eligible cost is double financed from any other source of co-financing
Annex 5 - Statutory Declaration of ownership (if relevant)
Annex 6 - Declaration of partnership (if relevant)
Annex 7 - Geographic focus (map)
Annex 8 - Public service contract (in case of Organisation providing services in public interest based on
a public service contract)
Annex 9 - Annual Report (if necessary, upon a request of the Intermediate Body/ National Coordination Unit)
The applicant may request financial support for the preparation of a final project proposal within the submitted project outline through the Project Preparation Facility (PPF).
In case of acceptance of the project outline by the Swiss party the grant from PPF will be allocated. More details will be provided in PPF Procedures.
The State Environmental Fund will be accepting the project proposals at the following address:
Olbrachtova 2006/9, 140 00 Praha 4.. The mail room office hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:00 - 16:00
Tuesday: 8:00 - 16:30
Friday: 8:00 - 14:00
The State Environmental Fund will provide information during the whole submission period, i.e. from the date of the announcement of the call for proposals to 7 calendar days before the final deadline for submitting the project outlines.
Applicants may raise their queries via a telephone-call on 267 994 449 or via an email on
firstname.lastname@example.org. The replies to all queries will be made public on the websites of the Ministry of Finance: www.swiss-contribution.cz and on the websites of the State Environmental Fund: https://www.sfzp.cz/sekce/501/nejcastejsi-otazky-a-odpovedi/ under the link answers to the frequently asked questions (FAQs) within 7 calendar days from receiving the query.