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.
Thank you for your interest in getting involved in the Green People’s Energy for Africa Initiative. At present the decision process of the Small Projects Fund is on hold. We therefore cannot process new proposals at the moment. We kindly ask for your patience.
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 application procedure for the Small Projects Fund consists of a pre-phase with a project outline (4 pages) and a main phase with a detailed full proposal.
Project outlines are submitted by email (email@example.com) and reviewed on a continuous basis. The outlines are evaluated at regular intervals and applicants then receive a rejection letter or an invitation to submit a full proposal.
Applicants and proposals must meet the following conditions and criteria.
If you have further questions, look at out FAQ:
Please note that at present the decision process of the Small Projects Fund is on hold. The form for project outlines will be available here for download once the decision process resumes. Thank you for your kind patience.