Donor: European Commission (EC) - International Partnerships
Application procedure: Concept Note
Donor base: Belgium
Reference number: EuropeAid/179588/DH/ACT/Multi
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Deadline: 12.12.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Large - more than $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 500.000€
Total available budget: 24.000.000€
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 1.500.000€
Funding ratio: up to 90%


  • Capacity Building
  • Climate Change
  • Economic Development
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Peace & Conflict Resolution

Project Locations

  1. Asia

      Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam

  2. Pacific

      Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


1) Objective

The global objective of this call for proposals is: to support the transition of the region to a low-carbon, resource efficient and circular economy, whilst promoting more sustainable value chains and products between the region and Europe, contributing to the recovery of local economies.

The specific objective(s) of this call for proposals are:
• 1: support the green transition of key economic value-chains either within the eligible region or to the EU to reduce their carbon and environmental footprints.
• 2: ensure that available or new green and climate finance instruments will respond to the needs of MSMEs in the region.
• 3: support local consumers in acting more responsibly in choosing low-carbon and environmentally and socially sustainable products and services.

In line with the priorities of Global Gateway, the European Green Deal, and the EU’s Indo-Pacific Strategy,
the priorities of this call for proposals are:
• Priority 1: Support MSMEs in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions and the environmental impact of their industrial production, improving resource mobilisation and efficiency and adopting circular economy practices
• Priority 2: Engaging with consumers on low-carbon practices and sustainable consumption and production practices

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: be a business and for-profit organisation (e.g. Micro-Small-and-Medium-Sized Enterprises/MSMEs, retailers, chambers of commerce, industrial clusters or associations), national and regional clean production centres, universities, research centres, centres for technology transfer, consumer organisations, development organisations, trade federations and labour organisations 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 one or more of the following countries in Asia/Pacific: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China DPR Korea, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

4) Budget

The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is €24,000,000. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the minimum €500,000 and maximum €1,500,000.Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the minimum (50%) and maximum (90%) percentage of total eligible costs of the action.

5) Application

The concept note together with the declaration by the lead applicant must be submitted online via PROSPECT. The deadline for the submission is 12 December 2023.

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