Announcement for the Sixth Call for Proposals (CFP6)
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Market Creation: – Bridging Near-Commercial Local Projects to Sustainable Bankability
The Energy and Environment Partnership Programme with Southern and East Africa has recently embarked on its second phase (EEP S&EA II). As a challenge fund, the Programme is seeking high-quality applications for projects in the two regions that can contribute to the reduction of poverty by promoting inclusive and job-creating green economy and by improving energy security while mitigating global climate change. EEP is jointly funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (lead donor), the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) while the EEP Coordination Office (ECO) is hosted by KPMG Oy Ab (Finland) in Hatfield, Pretoria, South Africa.
For the current CFP6, the primary focus is on promising local private sector RE/EE project opportunities that are close to commercial maturity but need a limited amount of ‘bridging’ finance to reach a sustainably competitive business growth in tangent with EEP S&EA II objectives. (NB For smaller projects in earlier stages of development, funding is to be made available next year.) CFP6 applications are sought in two stages: 1) concept notes (current stage), based on which successfully ranked applicants are invited to submit 2) full project proposals.
Concept note applications will be screened in terms of key criteria, including of the following types: a) project framework, business idea maturity and context synergies, b) organizational qualifications, technical capacity and market track record, c) relevant local commitment and buy-in, d) climate change mitigation and development impacts, e) financial leverage (co-financing share) and f) scale-up and replication potential.
CFP6 concept note stage submissions
• Announcement of the concept cote application stage of CFP6: Nov 29th, 2013.
• Concept note application form and related material can be found here >>
• Deadline for submission: Jan 15th, 2014 at 13h00 (South African time, GMT+2).
A total allocation of up to M€ 11.0 is available for CFP 6.The maximum grant allocation for a selected CFP6 project can fall in the range € 200 000 – 1 000 000 depending on the level of verifiable project co-financing brought in by the project.
To be eligible, projects should be implemented in one or more of the following partner countries: Botswana, Burundi, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia.
Enquiries related to the concept note phase can be submitted until Dec 13th to EEP_SEA.CFP6@kpmg.fi.