Opportunities and updates

Funding, competitions and TA

PREO Catalytic Grants for productive use of energy (PUE) innovations

Welcoming applications from innovators in PUE products, including cold storage for food, agro-processing of crops, textiles, e-waste recycling, education, healthcare, e-mobility and more, for catalytic grants of up to £200k.

Location: Pacific Island Countries

Sector: Productive use of energy (PUE)

Stakeholders: Powering Renewable Energy Opportunities (PREO)

Deadline: 26th May

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Clean Cooking Venture Community

Accepting applications from entrepreneurs and business leaders in the clean cooking sector for a Clean Cooking Venture Community for networking, resource sharing and more.

Location: Global

Sector: Clean cooking

Stakeholders: Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA)

Deadline: Unspecified

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Energy Access Relief Fund (EARF)

Inviting applications from SMEs that are addressing the needs of the bottom of the pyramid consumers for funding.

Location: Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia Pacific

Sector: Unspecified

Stakeholders: Social Investmet Managers and Advisers (SIMA)

Deadline: Unspecified

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Restart Catalyst Investement

Welcoming early-stage enterprises working on impact-led climate-resilient solutions for investment opportunities.

Location: East Africa

Sector: Clean energy, mobility, agritech

Stakeholders: Restart Catalyst

Deadline: Unspecified

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USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures

Inviting applications from creative solutions that demonstrate rigorous evidence of impact, cost-effectiveness, and a viable pathway to scale and sustainability, for grant funding of up to $5 million.

Location: USAID’s countries of operation

Sector: Unspecified

Stakeholders: USAID

Deadline: ASAP

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Bettervest Energy Efficiency Loan

Welcoming applications from companies working on SDG 7 or 13 for a loan volume of at least €200K.

Location: Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Singapore

Sector: Energy and climate action

Stakeholders: Bettervest

Deadline: Rolling

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Wajenzi Investment Fund

Accepting applications from start-ups and SMEs to raise between €50K to €250K in equity finance from the Diaspora, EU citizens and Financial institutions, to build their businesses.

Location: Africa

Sector: Unspecified

Stakeholders: Wajenzi

Deadline: Rolling

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Open Investment Fund

Welcoming applications from women-led businesses in Africa with an annual turnover of more than $25K to grow their business sustainably and up to $100K investment fund.

Location: Africa

Sector: Energy

Stakeholders: CSI Energy Group

Deadline: Rolling

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Global Innovation Fund

Welcoming applications from innovations that solve challenges for people living at the last mile.

Location: Developing countries

Sector: Unspecified

Stakeholders: Global Innovation Fund

Deadline: Rolling

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Spark+ Africa Fund

Actively seeking to invest debt and mezzanine capital in leading companies throughout the clean cooking value chain, including cooking fuels, biofuels, electric appliances, and efficient biomass stoves.

 

Location: Africa

Sector: Improved cooking

Stakeholders: Spark+

Deadline: Rolling

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Transform support hub

Welcoming applications to this on-demand, free accelerator programme for social enterprises.

 

Location: Global

Sector: Unspecified

Stakeholders: TRANSFORM

Deadline: Rolling

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LendHer Capital Pre-Screening Questionnaire 

Looking for women-led businesses working in non-tech enabled sectors (such as personal care and hygiene), who would benefit from debt investment and business advisory.

Location: Kenya

Sector: Non-tech enabled

Stakeholders: LendHer Capital

Deadline: Rolling

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AirAsia Foundation Grant Application

Aiming to help social enterprises scale up, as a way of empowering communities and enabling them to build sustainable livelihoods.

 

Location: ASEAN

Sector: Unspecified

Stakeholders: AirAsia Foundation

Deadline: Rolling

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P4G Partnership Fund

Accepting concept notes for high-impact partnerships implementing innovative business models to accelerate achievement of the SDGs.

 

Location: Bangladesh, Colombia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, South Africa and Vietnam

Sector: WASH, energy access

Stakeholders: P4G

Deadline: Rolling

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MIF Scale-Up Programme

Offering a rigorous business mentoring programme for social businesses offering an innovative service, product or operational model that are keen to scale.

 

Location: Global

Sector: Unspecified

Stakeholders: Marico Innovation Foundation

Deadline: Rolling

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Energy Access Relief Fund

Providing loans starting at $50k to viable energy access companies facing liquidity challenges due to COVID-19.

Location: Africa and Asia

Sector: Energy access

Stakeholders: SIMA and 16 partners

Deadline: Rolling

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Innovation Fund

Supporting the development of innovative approaches to solving a challenge faced by people living on less than US$5 a day e.g. a new business model, technology, or new ways of delivering products.

Location: Global

Sector: Not specified

Stakeholders: Global Innovation Fund

Deadline: Rolling

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Bridge loans for impact

Helping companies that have been hit by unexpected obstacles to keep on track with impact aims.

Location: Global

Sector: Not specified

Stakeholders: Open Road Alliance

Deadline: Rolling

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S-GRID program

Welcoming applications from social enterprises keen to access coaching and partner with corporations.

Location: Global

Sector: Not specified

Stakeholders: MovingWorlds

Deadline: Rolling

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Featured updates

In-person GDC member event in Zambia

The GDC member learning and collaboration event will bring GDC members together from 8-9 April to learn from one another, explore successes and failures, and build skills and expertise in a range of essential LMD business areas.

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