Business Partnership Facility – Enterprises for SDGs

Silvia Weninger

1) Objective 

On the initiative of, and with financing from the Directorate-General for Development Cooperation (DGD), the Business Partnership Facility awards subsidies to support and develop private sector involvement in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries. The projects targeted by this call must contribute to achieving at least one clearly- identified SDG. The Facility aims to simultaneously achieve two types of result: (1) social impact: creation and maintenance of jobs, improvement in average income for families with low incomes, access to affordable goods and services for those on low incomes (by gender), inclusion and economic development of women and young people with low incomes, positive impact on the environment through saving resources, reducing emissions and by preserving biodiversity etc.; and (2) economic viability: partnerships must clearly explain how the supported initiatives will become sustainable, present a competitive financial performance and show signs of potential scalability and replication.

2) Eligibility

Each applicant must be part of a partnership that brings together actors from the private sector, civil society, academia and/or the public sector. The partnership must comprise at least one organisation from the for-profit private sector.

3) Location 

Actions can take place worldwide.

4) Budget 

Financial support is up to €200,000, This call for projects is planned for a period of 5 years.

5) Application

Applications can be submitted online by 12/2/2019.