Netherlands Enterprise Agency Call for Applications: SDG Partnership facility (SDGP)

Deadline: 1 October 2019

Is your organisation a company, public institution, NGO or knowledge institution? And do you want to cooperate in a public-private partnership in order to contribute to sustainable development goals (SDGs) in developing countries?  If yes, then apply for SDGP to get support for your project.

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With the SDG Partnership facility (SDGP), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency ( as the executor, aims to help achieve the following sustainable development goals in developing countries:

  • SDG 2 (ending hunger)
  • SDG 8 (decent jobs and economic growth)
  • SDG 17 (partnerships for the goals)

These are key goals which cannot be solved by one party. That is why the SDGP works with partnerships between government, businesses, NGOs and/or knowledge centres. Combining the expertise of these parties is essential for finding innovative solutions to complex challenges. Partnerships are capable of aligning interests and bridging differences so that major steps can be taken towards attaining the SDGs.


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During the second call, PPPs could submit project proposals with one of the following themes:

  • Nutrition value
  • Sustainable value chains
  • Sustainable and climate-proof food production systems
  • Better work and income for youth and women

SDGP Focus Areas

The SDGP programme is a far-reaching facility. A major part of the SDGP are the subsidy tenders. The 2nd tender focuses on stimulating private sector development and improving food security in developing countries through public-private partnerships (PPPs).

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Projects contribute to one of more of the following focus areas:

  • creating better labour conditions and efficient working procedures (better work and income as well as increased production);
  • reducing malnutrition;
  • promoting economic growth in the agricultural and fisheries sector;
  • creating sustainable and ecologically sound food chains;
  • increasing private investments in developing countries.

Budget Information

The available budget for the second opening call is €30 million. Applicants can apply for a subsidy of at least €500,000 and at most €3 million per project.

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Eligibility Criteria


Please take the following steps to apply: For both steps you require eRecognition (eHerkenning) level 2 or 2+. If you do not have eRecognition, apply for it online via the eRecognition (eHerkenning) website. Remember to take into account that it will take at least 3 working days to receive your eRecognition token.

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Concept note

The applicant (Dutch organisation only) can submit their Concept note in digital form up to and including October 1, 2019. Please fill in the digital form of the Concept note and submit it together with the Concept note as attachment. The Concept note can be found below under Downloads at the bottom of this page. You will receive a notification in response to your Concept note within 4 weeks with a CN number. You will need this number when you submit your subsidy application when the tender opens.

Applying for the subsidy

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The first tender has now been closed. You may submit your subsidy application for the second tender between 15 November 2019 and 16 December 2019, 15:00 CET. Please note you will need a CN number (see step 1) to apply. When filling out your application form, please include the mandatory documents. You can find the formats for the required attachments and guidelines on (in Dutch).

Program Phases

The SDGP programme consists of three consecutive phases:

  • Project development – Applicants send in their project idea (Concept note).They will then receive follow-up advice from an RVO advisor on their project idea.
  • Subsidy application – Applicants submit their project proposal together with the subsidy application, after which will assess their application.
  • Implementation and follow-up – After an official approval, applicants may carry out the project with the support of

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, visit this link.

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  • Avatar P Kariuki says:

    We want to apply for funding in a poverty eradication project in Kenya or greater East African countries.

  • Avatar Samuel Muchemi says:

    It’s a little complicated to understand the bit about the Euro 500,000 subsidy to be extended to the applicant. Is it the donors contribution to the proposed project?
    In the case of a Faith Based Organization, which doesn’t genetate any profit, how does the facility encourage partnerships yet it’s required to make contributions which it doesn’t have.
    e verkenning did not work last time we attempted to acquire it.
    Is it possible to make it available or better facilitate applicants to access it any time and in a simpler way?

  • Avatar SALLY A OUMA says:

    We are looking for funding in Deradicalization and Counter Violent Extremism in our correctional facilities Kenya

  • Avatar Betwin says:

    How do I link up with NGOs or any other organization in Netherlands

  • Avatar Jane Maina says:

    I’m Jane would like to have donors dealing with malnutrition ,climate changes

  • Avatar Doris Myers says:

    I represent LESSAT, a non-profit which inspires students to develop an interest in the STEM field. Accordingly, we are seeking a grant partnership for the establishment of a Technical Vocational Institution in Liberia and parts of west that promotes SDGs 2,8,17. The aim of the partnership is to create better work and income for youth and women in West Africa.

  • Avatar KADOLHA says:

    How can i access funders for vulnerable children especially for minority Batwa groups and those living with HIV/AIDS. Iam Amos from Kabale western Uganda

  • Avatar Gordon Molefe says:

    Is Botswana not Covered or can I launch the project from Botswana and gear it/implement it in the SDGP country list?

  • Avatar Samantha says:

    Are Dutch OCTs – aruba, curacao, sint maarten (dutch), bonaire, st eustatius and saba – considered to be the Netherland? And can they therefore apply as individual or as a group….meaning would partners in for instance Curacao and Sint Maarten considered to be 1 applicant from the Netherland or 2? Please clarify

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Samantha,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

      • Avatar Samantha says:

        Thanks Ritu but i didnt get an answer to my question.Let me put it differently…..can one of these countries i mentioned be a beneficiary or are they considered the Netherlands and therefore cannot benefit from this programme?

        • Avatar Priyanka says:

          Hello Samantha,

          Thank you for contacting us.

          Applicant’s PPP consists of a maximum of 6 partners of which at least 1 Dutch organization, 1 local organization, 1 NGO or knowledge institution, 1 company and 1 government organization. A local government organisation is preferred.

          For further queries, directly contact to the respective organisation through

          Good luck!

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