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ProBleu Funding Calls to Supports Primary and Secondary Schools Children and Youth on Sustainability

ProBleu funding is all about schools taking the lead in teaching kids about protecting our oceans and freshwater. Over three years, ProBleu will offer support to at least 100 schools for exciting projects. Schools can get up to 10,000 euros for projects that last up to a year. Let's work together for a greener, bluer future!

The ProBleu funding initiative supports primary and secondary schools as essential champions in educating children and youth about blue sustainability and the safeguarding of marine and freshwater ecosystems. Across a three-year span, ProBleu will unveil a series of calls on its website, offering financial backing to empower a minimum of 100 schools in crafting an array of educational and citizen science projects.

Educational institutions are invited to seek grants of up to 10,000 euros, supporting projects that can extend for up to 11 months. Join us on this journey towards a brighter, more sustainable future, inspired by the beauty of our blue planet.


Aim and Benefits 

The overall available budget for this call is € 80 000 (eighty thousand euros). ProBleu estimates to select 10 to 15 school projects to be financially supported in this call.


When you’re working on your budget, we’re looking for a simple estimate of the costs directly tied to your school project. If your proposal gets the green light, you’ll receive a lump sum grant falling into one of these categories:

  • Small-scale projects: Up to 2 500€
  • Medium-scale projects: Up to 5 000€
  • Large-scale projects: Up to 10 000€

Please check the question “WHICH ARE THE ELIGIBLE COSTS?” to see examples of eligible costs and consult the “Call for proposals” document to know more about the financial aspects of the call and the categories.


This call is open to primary and secondary-level schools in the EU-27 Member States and associated countries. Consult the call bases of the call to see if your country is one of them.

While grants are awarded to schools as legal entities, active participation from students, teachers, school leaders, and other stakeholders is encouraged.

Projects should promote engagement in Blue Sustainability topics, fostering collaboration among various stakeholders, seeking partnerships with other schools, and ensuring equal opportunities for all participants.

Interview date, Process and Venue 

Once the application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive this confirmation e-mail, it means your application has NOT been successfully submitted. If you believe this is due to a fault in the submission system, you should notify us via [email protected], explaining the circumstances and attaching a copy of the proposal (and, if possible, screenshots to show what happened).

Documents Required for Application

A project application is composed of the following elements:

  • Online Application form available in the ProBleu Website
  • Project Description (to be attached to the online application form).
  • Template for the Declaration of Honour (to be attached to the online application form).

The templates for the Project Description and the Declaration of Honour are available in the ProBleu website.

Application Deadline

January 19, 2024

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to ProBleu on to apply

1. Download the Call for proposals

Consult the bases to understand and prepare your project.

2. Prepare your answers

Prepare your answers for the online application form and attach the following documents to the form in English:

3. Fill in the online form

Fill in the online form by 19/01/2024 at 17:00 CET (Brussels time).

Don’t wait until the last minute! Submit your proposal in advance to ensure it won’t be affected by potential internet/other technical issues close to the deadline

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