The UK National Contact Point  - What we do

                                                    Download the concept note template

                                                    LIFE Concept note guidance


JNCC took on the UK LIFE National Contact Point service from 01 January 2016. We provide a free and confidential support service for the LIFE Programme in the UK on behalf of Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and the Devolved UK Administrations. Our service includes a helpline, pre-screening of proposals for eligibility and fit and advice on administrative and contractual issues. Below is a summary of some of the services that we provide.




 to register for our LIFE eNews to receive updates on the EU LIFE programme, notable events and key deadlines. We will also send flash news for time sensitive updates.



Please see the events webpage regarding upcoming events. We are happy to consider attendance at relevant funding events to promote the LIFE programme so please contact us using the address below.


Concept note

The 2017 Call was launched on the 28th April with staggered deadlines in September  - for more details please see the 'Before you start LIFE' tab.  We will review concept notes throughout the year but advise that projects take at least six months to develop. Please download the concept note template and return it to us via email to enable us to evaluate the eligibility of your proposal.  We have also produced a guidance document to support the completion of the concept note template.


A8 - letters of support for LIFE Nature & Biodiversity projects

LIFE Nature & Biodiversity projects require letters of support from the competent authority. JNCC are coordinating the drafting of these forms - please contact us immediately if you require this form.


Pre-screening of proposal

We will pre-screen draft proposals through-out July and most of August on a first come, first served basis. However, please note that we will no longer accept proposals after the 21 August 2017. We therefore would like to encourage potential applicants to send in their forms as early as possible as this will give us enough time to review them and provide thorough feedback and it will help you to incorporate the comments in good time. If you are planning to use our pre-screening service we would appreciate if you could indicate by when we may expect your forms in order to help us plan and provide a timely response. Please speak to us if this will cause you any difficulties.

We will also not be able to provide substantial advice on projects less than five working days before the relevant deadline.


Contact us


Monkstone House



Phone: +44 (0)1733 562626



LinkedIn: EU LIFE Community for the UK



eProposal Helpdesk

eProposal is the electronic system for submitting LIFE proposals. For any technical issues,  please email the  and provide full details of the problem.



NEEMO EEIG - LIFE Monitoring Team

NEEMO EEIG is responsible for the monitoring of LIFE projects (LIFE Action grants) and of NGOs that receive funding from the LIFE Programme (LIFE Operational Grants). Neemo also deals also with all the communication aspects of the LIFE programme. Full details of the role of the Monitoring Team can be found on their website-


For technical issues relating to your LIFE project, please contact either the Coordination Team in Brussels or the UK and Ireland team in Hemel Hempstead.


How to contact Neemo?


Thamesfield House, Boundary Way,

Hemel Hempstead HP2 7SR, UNITED KINGDOM

 Tel: (44) 1442 202400 - Fax: (44) 1442 266438



NEEMO Coordination Team
c/o Prospect C&S s.a.
83 rue du Prince Royal
1050 Brussels - Belgium 
Phone: +
Fax.: +32.2.514.01.97



Data Protection

Any personal data collected will only be used for the purposes of UKLIFE National Contact Point administration and will not be disclosed to any external sources.