Donor: European Commission (EC) - International Partnerships (IP)
Application procedure: Concept Note
Donor base: Belgium
Reference number: EuropeAid/180910/ID/ACT/SZ
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 06.06.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 750.000€
Total available budget: 820.000€
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 820.000€
Funding ratio: up to 95%


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Capacity Building
  • Economic Development
  • Energy

Project Locations

  1. Africa



1) Objective

The global objective of this call for proposals is: to contribute to inclusive economic growth and job creation. The specific objective(s) of this call for proposals is/are: to boost the sustainable and inclusive development of the Eswatini key value chains via renewable energy and energy efficiency investments. The key value chains under this action are the ones more important for rural development and trade under SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement, as well as their potential for sustainable and inclusive growth and job creation. This value chains are not limited to the Agricultural sector, but also include the Commercial and Industrial (C&I) sectors.

The priority(ies) of this call for proposals is/are: To provide tailor-made support to smallholding farmers, farmer companies, women, youth and people/groups living in vulnerable situations with business ideas in:
a) identify the renewable energy and energy efficiency investment potential in their operations;
b) create awareness on the legal and financing requirements of such investments;
c) bundle investment projects so that they meet Finance Institutions’ criteria;
d) develop bankable investment concepts and applications;
e) provide coaching and monitoring during their investment project implementation when desired or necessary.

2) Eligibility

In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must: (1) be a legal person and (2) be non-profit-making and (3) be a specific type of organisation such as: private or public sector operator, or international (inter-governmental) organisation and (4) be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Eswatini.

4) Budget

The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is €820,000. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the minimum €750,000 and maximum €820,000. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the minimum (65%) and maximum (95%) percentage of total eligible costs of the action.

5) Application

The full application together with the declaration by the lead applicant must be submitted online via PROSPECT. The deadline for the submission is 6 June 2024.

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