Apply for support

Welcome to the helpdesk.


Would you like to know more about how to…

attract private investment to fund renovation?

enable people with different backgrounds to thrive together and feel empowered?

accommodate tenants during the renovations?

avoid that all the renovation expenses weigh solely on the owner?

ensure your project is financially sound and sustainable?

standardise renovation solutions?

another renovation-related question that you are faced with?

The Affordable Housing Initiative (AHI) call for organisations interested in receiving support in planning next-generation affordable neighbourhoods is now open and you can benefit from a full programme of events and tailored support that fit your needs:

  1. Access to our pool of experts, available to help and mentor you in the planning or in implementation phase of district renovation. These carefully selected experts have successfully completed an outstanding project themselves, so they have the practical know-how to help you achieve your goals.
  2. An opportunity to pitch your project to a team of investors at our Paris Summit (June 20-22nd, 2023). You will receive advice on the right funding or sponsorship relevant for your project or if your funding / financial model needs adjustment.
  3. Participating in study visits to success stories of neighbourhood renovation and meeting the experts behind the scenes (throughout 2023).
  4. Improving your financial literacy in everything related to renovation through our online webinars (throughout 2023).
  5. Receiving online training on innovative approaches for neighbourhood level renovation, to help you with project planning, and social innovation, and go the extra mile in terms of new technologies (throughout 2023).
  6. Participating in our ‘Tech Camp’, in Barcelona (June 7-9th, 2023) to get to know the latest technologies in key areas of the energy transition, such as circular approaches, district heating, renewables, nature-based architecture, etc.
  7. Participating in our ‘Bootcamp’ in Vienna (September 18th-19th, 2023), where our experts will share their experiences and insights from completed renovations.

Only municipalities, public, social, or cooperative housing owners and/or providers or a small or medium size companies are eligible to receive the support. Applicants must also be resident or have an office in one of the countries of the European Union, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia, and Moldova.

Applications are now closed and a second round will open later in the year.

Any questions or issues about the call can be addressed to João Gonçalves