Two funding windows
In the second Phase of EEP S&EA there are two funding windows. For the CfP12 and CfP13 the criteria have been updated as following.
Window 1 (CfP12): Early stage projects
The Eligible projects are “last mile” feasibility studies, pilot and demonstration projects. Compared to the CFP13, the maximum grants sizes are smaller and the co-financing requirements are also lower.
- The maximum grant € 100 000 – 300 000 depending on the level of verifiable project co-financing
- Minimum co-financing is 30% of the requested amount
Window 2 (CfP13): Market ready projects
For projects that are near-commercial private sector projects, with a greater grant size and leverage expectations. The projects supported in CfFP13 are scale up to commercial operation, replication of commercially proven concepts to new markets (nationally or internationally) and rejuvenation of existing renewable energy and energy efficiency generation projects.
- Grant size between 200,000-1,000,000.00 EUR
- Co-financing share progressively 30-90%
Two funding windows:
For both funding windows:
To be eligible, projects should be implemented in one or more of the following EEP S&EA countries: Botswana, Burundi, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda or Zambia.
When preparing the application, it is of high importance to explain the eligibility conditions “six rules” and cross cutting characteristics as clearly as possible. The eligibility conditions (1) clear development rationale and an economic rationale, 2) Clear demonstration of additionality, 3) Clear sustainable development outcomes, 4) Minimisation of market distortions, 5) Credible contribution to achieving systemic market impact, and 6) Incentives with commercial partners are aligned) are criteria’s that the applicant need to adhere to for having the opportunity to obtain EEP funding, as explained in more detail in the Application Guidelines.
In addition, specific attention needs to be given to the following cross cutting characteristics; gender, poverty reduction, innovation and difficult markets.
The Guidelines also address so called “red flags”, which are topics and conditions that cannot be funded by the EEP.
The project implementation period for both CFP12 and CFP13, starting in August 2016 is limited to 15 months.