TAP applicants should have the potential to transform society, and particularly respond to ACI – ambitious, cross-cutting, and inclusive.

The TAP is open to all local and subnational governments, regardless of whether or not they are members of partner networks or ICLEI.

To apply, please download the application form, complete it offline and submit it via the three-step process described below:


Once you have completed the application form, please submit it via this web page (by clicking on the STEP 2 – SUBMIT tab).

Deadline for TAP2015 applications

The deadline for submitting your TAP Project Submission Form is 15 June 2015.
The second round of applications finishes on 15 July 2015.
The last round of applications finishes on 15 August 2015.
No applications will be accepted after 15 September 2015.

The contents of the TAP application form have been developed with significant input from the Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation (GIB),the WWF, the R20- Regions of Climate Action and the NAMA Registry. We extend our gratitude to these organizations.

You can now download the application form also in the following languages:

Kindly note that we do not guarantee that any project will be funded. This is a simple facilitation service aimed at stimulating the interest in potential funders and investors.

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What do we accept as a TAP project? Two project types are called for:

Fast-track Transformers

  • Ready-to implement, fully designed projects/action plans with an identified need for funding (investment and/or grants)
  • Projects/actions plans with a clear budget, clear action plan and management concept
  • To be implemented pre-2020

Post-2020 Transformers

  • Well-designed project concepts
  • Identified need for funding, capacity building, technical advice, strategy development, finance expertise, etc.
  • To be implemented post -2020

TAP applicants should have the potential to transform society, and particularly respond to ACI – ambitious, cross-cutting, and inclusive. These 3 key components of “transformative” are captured in the definition below:


First-time projects/ action plans that will serve a meaningful percentage of the population


Existing projects/ action plans that will be scaled up and that will serve an increasingly large amount of the population/ jurisdiction area/etc.


Demonstrate how citizens, in particular those identified from disadvantaged communities, will benefit in the short- and mid-term, e.g. urban poor, unemployed, elderly, youth, women, ethnic minorities, etc.

Improve different aspects of the location by optimizing the use of local resources [air, water, waste, land, biodiversity / ecosystems, energy] across services and sectors

Contribute to national and global sustainability goals (SDGs)


City administration
Coordinate within the city administration, i.e. cross-departmental coordination processes and mechanisms have to be in place to assure effective project implementation and financing

Civil society
Engage citizens and local stakeholders actively, encouraging their participation in the design, implementation and monitoring of the project.

Multi-level governance
Establish concrete efforts to foster collaboration and cooperation with govern-mental stakeholders at all governance levels: municipal, local, sub-national, national, regional
Reach out to local business and industry to stimulate green growth in the local private sector

If you are interested in TAP and would like to learn more about the program before applying, please sign up to one of our webinars!

During these TAP webinars a member of ICLEI’s TAP Team will briefly present the project and answer any questions you may have.

Sign up to the following TAP webinars:

7 September

or watch the following recording (TAP webinar held on 25 August):

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