|Donor:||Belgian Directorate-General for Development Cooperation (DGD)|
|Application procedure:||Full Proposal, Online Application|
|Eligible applicants:||Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business|
|Grant size:||Medium - up to $1,000,000|
|Minimum grant size:||50.000€|
|Total available budget:||-|
|Maximum grant size:||200.000€|
|Funding ratio:||up to 50%|
- Economic Development
- Research, Technology & Innovation
Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia
Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru
Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syria, Vietnam
The BPF is initiated and financed by the Belgian Directorate-General for Development Cooperation (DGD) to stimulate private sector involvement in achieving the SDGs in developing countries. They are looking for viable, entrepreneurial business initiatives with a strong social impact.
Social impact, contributing to SDGs:
- Creation and maintenance of decent jobs
- Improvement in average income for low income families
- Accessibility to affordable goods and services
- Inclusion and economic development of women and young people
- Positive impact on the environment through saving resources, reducing emissions and/or preserving biodiversity
- Partnerships must clearly demonstrate the submitted initiatives are:
- Able to become self-sustainable
Each applicant is preferably a partnership that brings together actors from the private sector, civil society, academia and/or the public sector. The partnership consists of a minimum of one business partner.
Actions must take place in developing countries: (1) Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam; (2) Latin America & Caribean: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru; (3) Middle East & North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, Syria, Tunisia; (4) Sub Saharan Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Dem. Rep. Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
The BPF provides a non-refundable grant between €50,000 and €200,000 that represents maximum 50% of the total investment.
You can submit projects for this penultimate selection until 5 September 2023.