The study provides a review of the issues facing non-state actors in accessing climate finance in the EU. Non-state actors, including local and regional authorities, businesses (including SMEs), trade unions, civil society and NGOs, face specific challenges when accessing climate finance. These can include the absence of enabling regulatory and policy frameworks, information barriers, internal capacity constraints and a group of challenges related to restricted availability of climate finance. While finance is available from EU and international institutions, as well as through private sources, such as institutional investors, gaps remain. A Climate Finance Forum would provide a platform for non-state actors and investors to work together to develop solutions for meeting these gaps and overcoming barriers.