The Grüne Bürgerenergie für Afrika’s (Green People’s Energy) Small Projects Fund (SPF) is offering financial support to initiatives led by non-profit organisations in the field of decentralised renewable energy.
- The project’s target region must be in sub-Saharan Africa. Projects will be supported primarily in the initiate‘s focus countries (Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Uganda and Zambia).
- 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, Mala wi, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Togo.
- The applicant must have a fixed location (registered office) in the target country and have been active there in projects with a similar context for at least three years.
- The applicant must be a legal entity with legal capacity as an organization or institution and act for the public benefit.
- The intended use of funds by the project must qualify as achieving a tax-privileged purpose (eg for the public benefit).
- If the applicant plans to manage funds independently, an appropriate accounting system with qualified personnel must be in place. If the organization does not have an appropriate accounting system, book-keeping may be carried out via a partnership with another appropriate organization.
- There must be no allegations of corruption or investigations against the applicant’s executives or management. The applicants and activities involved must not breach the United Nations’ or European Union’s sanctions regime.
- Only complete applications will be considered.
For more information, visit https://gruene-buergerenergie.org/en/get-involved/small-projects-fund/