The Energy and Environment Partnership Program of Southern and East Africa is focused on projects in all fields of renewable energy, bridging the gap between a good idea and a bankable project by providing part-financing to project proposals. These projects include various types of feasibility studies, as well as pilot, scale-up and demonstration projects.
As a challenge fund, the Energy and Environment Partnership Program with Southern and East Africa 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 UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) while the EEP Coordination Office (ECO) is hosted by KPMG.
Early stage projects
The eligible projects are “last mile” feasibility studies, pilot and demonstration projects. 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
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
- Co-financing share progressively 30-90%
To be eligible, projects should be implemented in one or more of the following countries:
- South Africa,
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) Minimization 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.
DEADLINE: April 25, 2016