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UNCDF CleanStart

Cost-sharing grant, paid upon achievement of agreed milestones. RECF oers co-funding of 40-60% depending on the grant size. Businesses must contribute 40-60% of the total project costs depending on the grant amount requested, with at least half of that in cash and the remainder in-kind. All projects must provide employment opportunities for women and youth.

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Specifications

Program website

http://www.uncdf.org/en/cleanstart

Type

Capacity Building
Initiative / Program
Investor

Geographical Scope

Africa
Northern Africa
Asia

Type of Cap Building

Knowledge / Information

Funding / Investment / CapBuild type

Grants, Technical assistance, Knowledge and learning, Advocacy and Partnerships

Technical or other assistance

The Program is composed of four pillars:

1. Finance for clean energy to incubate scalable energy financing models with 18 financial and energy service providers by providing risk capital grants and/or concessional refinancing;

2. Technical assistance for clean energy to increase the scale potential of financing models by providing value-added support such as linkages to experts and new value chain partners;

3. Knowledge and learning to share widely implementation know-hows and promote customer-centric growth through demand-side research;

4. Advocacy and partnerships to co-create ecosystems for scale in partnership with various stakeholders such as Government, investors, and development partners.

Contact information

E-mail

vincent.wierda@uncdf.org

Last update

Date

24-04-2018

Status

Accepting Applications Check Website

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