King Baudouin Foundation Call for Projects: Business Partnership Facility-Enterprises for SDGs

Deadline: 12 February 2019

Applicants are invited to apply for the Business Partnership Facility (BPF) that provides grants to support and develop private sector involvement in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries.

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The BPF is funded by the Directorate-General for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid (DGD) of the Belgian Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The operational management of the BPF is entrusted to the King Baudouin Foundation (KBF).

Type of Projects

  • The projects targeted by this call must contribute to the achievement of at least one clearly identified SDG.
  • The starting point of the project must be an entrepreneurial initiative, carried by one or more companies, pursuing a development objective.
  • The project must be part of the ‘core business’of at least one of the partners involved, ideally the project leader.

Grant Information

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  • The BPF provides non-repayable funding of up to 50% of the total investment needed to implement the project.
  • Funding is between EUR 50,000 and EUR 200,000. This amount reflects only the BPF contribution, so the total project budget must be larger (between EUR 100,000 and EUR 400,000 minimum).


As long as they are linked to the achievement of an SDG, the projects can cover a wide range of sectors, but preference will be given to the priority themes of the Belgian Development Cooperation.


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Countries are covered by this call for projects


  • Each application must be part of a partnership that brings together different actors from the private sector, civil society,academia and / or the public sector in the North and South, and always with a development goal in the country in the South. The partnership should include at least one organization from the for-profit sector.
  • The partners can be Belgian, European or international legal entities, public law or private law. The partnership must be represented by a project leader responsible for implementation, to whom the grant will be contractually awarded.
  • The Belgian members of the partnership will be asked to sign the Belgian SDG Charter, if this has not already been done.

Selection Criteria

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Each eligible project will be reviewed according to the following criteria:

  • Development effects,
  • Sustainability (economic, environmental, social and good governance),
  • Innovation, reproducibility and scalability,
  • Additionality,
  • Impact on the sector or the market,
  • Experience and capacity of the beneficiary to implement the project,
  • Degree of co-financing,
  • Efficiency,
  • Inclusiveness,
  • Synergy and complementarity with others actors.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

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  • Avatar Moses Kandaya says:

    Hi I am a Malawian an individual and i have 2 business concepts here but I have no any seed capital to put things on the ground and am looking for private partiners or any Interesd Entrepreneurs to Invest in this business.

    The first business project is about biodiesel processing, diesel from used cooking oil or new cooking or new cooking oil mixed with used cooking oil together.

    The second one is about fruit juices, we do producedifferent fruits like Guava, baobab, mangoes, pineapples,oranges, lemons and other fruits but most these fruits does not have a sustainable market for local farmers so we would love to create one, therefore am looking for funds or people who can put all resources and work with me in one of these projects.

  • Avatar Mutabingwa Erias says:

    Am grateful this organisational development platform.
    As for sustainable development benchmark,i have land of about 2acres in a remote struggling community,i would wish to establish a basic nursery and primary school to be inclusive in nature i.e to cater for the girl child,the disadvantaged,the less privillaged/impaired,i live in the remote area ofBundibugyo district in western uganda,can be linked up to a funding agency for project implementation through you?

  • Avatar Mutabingwa Erias says:

    Am happy for the platform for sustainable development, I have 2acres of land on which I would wish to put an inclusive nursery and primary school for basic education in the struggling district of Bundibugyo in Uganda. Can be able to platform or link for funding the implementation of this project at or through your desk?

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