Powering Opportunities Partnership - Call for Expression of Interest

The Powering Opportunities Partnership (POP) is now calling for expression of interest for productive energy use action research projects in sub-Saharan Africa. 

The POP is one of the constituent projects of TEA’s Supporting Clean Energy Partnerships programme. POP aims to demonstrate how the off-grid energy sector can stimulate local jobs and create local economic value in Sub-Saharan Africa, via a challenge fund supporting proposals that demonstrate innovation, partnerships and the potential for scalability and impact.

This competition is looking to support well-defined action research and learning projects, which propose novel, viable, replicable and scalable productive use interventions to drive productive energy demand to increase local economic benefit. Gathering and socializing evidence which proves that access to energy results in sustainable local development, value/incomes and job creation is key to catalysing growth in the off-grid energy sector.

A total budget of at least £675,000 has been made available in this round for grants to successful applicants. A minimum of 50% co-funding (either financial or in-kind) is a prerequisite for proposal consideration. This competition seeks to fund 3 to 4 projects. Funding to be requested from TEA-POP for each project should not exceed £300,000. Smaller expressions of interest are welcome. Due to the action research and learning objectives, the proposed project should demonstrate physical activity taking place in local areas, preferably in rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa.  

Submission deadline: 28/02/2019.



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£675,000 has been made available in this round for grants to 3-4 successful applicants.

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