The Small Projects Fund offers financial support to initiatives led by non-profit organisations in the field of decentralised renewable energy. The Fund can enable small projects and contribute to realising project ideas located in sub-Saharan Africa that contribute to sustainable development.
The Fund is looking for concrete solutions based on an identified local need. The expected impact and likely success of the proposed solutions to overcome social, ecological and/or economic challenges in the energy sector will be analysed by an assessment committee. A specific focus is sustainability meaning benefits pursued in the framework of the project’s timeframe shall continue beyond implementation. Additional thematic priorities are on training, productive uses of energy, electrification of social infrastructure and partnerships.
The application process is divided into two steps:
Once the contract has been signed, implementation can begin. An evaluation is planned at the end of the project.
The steering committee is expected to convene on the following dates:
Your project application can only be considered if it is submitted at least four weeks prior to one of the above dates.
If you have further questions, look at out FAQ:
Our conditions and criteria can also be downloaded here in pdf format:
In addition to the focus countries, projects can also be funded in countries with a GIZ country office and energy program in place. This includes: Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Togo.
For all other countries funding is only possible for very experienced organisations which are eligible for GIZ Grant Agreements.
Please use the following documents in order to submit your project application. We need:
A) The documents mentioned in the administrative profile so that we can assess your organisation.
B) Your project proposal in order to evaluate your approach.
C) Your project budget in order to examine your calculation and compare it with other proposals.
All forms can be downloaded here. Please follow the directions within the documents.