Locations and type of current funding rounds
A central pillar of Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa is our direct financial support instrument for the private sector: results-based financing offered to incentivise off-grid energy companies to expand, grow and scale-up access to energy for customers living in rural and peri-urban areas of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Funding rounds are the fuel of BGFA
To incentivise off-grid energy companies to grow, expand and scale-up in challenging markets and areas, we offer results-based financing to private energy companies who have a track-record of successfully serving customers with sustainable energy. BGFA launches regular Calls for Proposals – Funding Rounds – inviting off-grid energy companies to compete for BGFA funding for expansion into targeted Sub-Saharan African countries. The first Call for Proposals in September 2020 received a strong response in Burkina Faso, Liberia and Zambia with 84 applications for the Pre-Qualification stage. Applicants who have passed the Pre-qualification stage have been notified to submit their final applications by the end of January 2021.
Read more about submitted applications
Current funding rounds
Questions and answers
For questions related to the on-line application tool and how to submit applications, please visit the SmartMe Intake system’s Support section for guidance.
For questions related to the Call for Proposal, Applicants are kindly invited to post those only via the SmartME Intake system’s Support section as specified in the Guidelines.
All questions and answers related to the Call for Proposal will be provided in a redacted form and at the same time to all Applicants via the SmartME Intake system’s Support section as specified in the Guidelines.