Donor: Belgian Directorate-General for Development Cooperation (DGD)
Application procedure: Full Proposal, Online Application
Donor base: Luxembourg
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Deadline: 05.09.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 50.000€
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 200.000€
Funding ratio: up to 50%


  • Economic Development
  • Research, Technology & Innovation

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      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

  2. America

      Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru

  3. Asia

      Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syria, Vietnam


1) Objective

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

Economic viability:

  • Partnerships must clearly demonstrate the submitted initiatives are:
  • Able to become self-sustainable
  • Scalable
  • Replicable

2) Eligibility

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.

3) Location

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

4) Budget

The BPF provides a non-refundable grant between €50,000 and €200,000 that represents maximum 50% of the total investment.

5) Application

You can submit projects for this penultimate selection until 5 September 2023.

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