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.

<i>Funding</i> Rounds

The first Call for Proposals is now open – Funding rounds are the fuel of BGFA

The Pre-Qualification stage of the first Call for Proposals has been launched on 15 September 2020 and is open for applications until 30 October 2020. Read more in the Invitation for the Call for Proposals and in the Pre-Qualification Guidelines beneath. BGFA supports the provision of modern, clean, affordable and sustainable off-grid energy services to underserved customers in rural and peri-urban areas. 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 plans with intervals to launch new Call for Proposals – Funding Rounds – inviting off-grid energy companies to compete for BGFA funding for expansion into targeted Sub-Saharan African countries.

 

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<i>Funding</i> Rounds

Locations and type of current funding rounds

COUNTRY

BURKINA FASO

LIBERIA

ZAMBIA

TYPE(S)

STANDALONE

STANDALONE | MINI/MICRO-GRID

STANDALONE | MINI/MICRO-GRID

Current funding rounds

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BGFA1 – Funding Lot #1: up to €6.7m
Burkina Faso
enfr

BGFA1 – Funding Lot #1: up to €6.7m

Closed

Dates open

15/09/2020 - 30/10/2020

TYPE:

Standalone

INDICATIVE CONTRACT SIZE (€M):

€1.0m - €2.5m

# EXPECTED CONTRACTS:

3 - 4

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BGFA1 – Funding Lot #2: up to €4.2m
Liberia
en

BGFA1 – Funding Lot #2: up to €4.2m

Closed

Dates open

15/09/2020 - 30/10/2020

TYPE:

Standalone

INDICATIVE CONTRACT SIZE (€M):

€1.0m - €2.5m

# EXPECTED CONTRACTS:

2 - 3

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BGFA 1 – Funding Lot #3: up to €2.5m
Liberia
en

BGFA 1 – Funding Lot #3: up to €2.5m

Closed

Dates open

15/09/2020 - 30/10/2020

TYPE:

Mini/micro-grid

INDICATIVE CONTRACT SIZE (€M):

€1.25m - €2.5m

# EXPECTED CONTRACTS:

1 -2

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BGFA 1 – Funding Lot #4: up to €5.2 m
Zambia
en

BGFA 1 – Funding Lot #4: up to €5.2 m

Closed

Dates open

15/09/2020 - 30/10/2020

TYPE:

Standalone

INDICATIVE CONTRACT SIZE (€M):

€1.5m - €3.0m

# EXPECTED CONTRACTS:

3 - 4

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BGFA 1 – Funding Lot #5: up to €6.6 m
Zambia
en

BGFA 1 – Funding Lot #5: up to €6.6 m

Closed

Dates open

15/09/2020 - 30/10/2020

TYPE:

Mini/micro-grid

INDICATIVE CONTRACT SIZE (€M):

€1m - €2.5m

# EXPECTED CONTRACTS:

3 - 4

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BGFA1 – Funding Lot #6: up to €5.2 m
Zambia
en

BGFA1 – Funding Lot #6: up to €5.2 m

Closed

Dates open

15/09/2020 - 30/10/2020

TYPE:

Standalone

INDICATIVE CONTRACT SIZE (€M):

€1.5m - €4m

# EXPECTED CONTRACTS:

3 - 4

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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.

 

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