Announcement of CFP12 and CFP13

As a challenge fund, the EEP S&EA Programme is seeking high-quality applications for projects that can contribute to the reduction of poverty by improving energy security while mitigating global climate change.

EEP Southern and East Africa Opens Simultaneously Two Funding Windows for Early Stage (CfP12) and Market Ready (CfP13) Projects. Both Windows Are Now Open For First Proposal Submissions.


The submission deadline is April 25th, 2016 at 10h00 (South African time, GMT+2).

The projects supported in CfP12 can be “last-mile” feasibility studies, pilot or demonstration projects. The scope of this Call for Proposals (CfPs) is limited to projects that deal with the development phase of renewable energy and energy saving/energy efficiency projects. The proposed project must comprise of activities that are part of a cycle leading to further investment and sustainable commercialization. The maximum grant allocation for a selected CfP12 project can fall in the range € 100 000 – 300 000.

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. Market Ready is to offer financing to projects that have a particularly strong possibility for raising other (commercial) sources of finance for project implementation, replication and/or scaling up. As concrete outputs, this result area will be characterized by the development of bankable renewable energy and energy efficiency demonstration of project proposals that involve technological, financing or business model innovation. The maximum grant allocation for a selected CfP13 project can fall in the range € 200,000 – € 1,000,000.