Funding Rounds

A central pillar of the 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

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. Three Calls for Proposals – Funding Rounds – have been launched inviting off-grid energy companies to compete for BGFA funding in 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

MOZAMBIQUE

UGANDA

TYPE(S)

STANDALONE

STANDALONE | MINI/MICRO-GRID

STANDALONE | MINI/MICRO-GRID

STANDALONE | MINI/MICRO-GRID

STANDALONE | MINI/MICRO-GRID

Current funding rounds

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BGFA3 – Funding Lot #10: Up to EUR 8.3 million
Uganda
en
Closed

BGFA3 – Funding Lot #10: Up to EUR 8.3 million

Dates open

29/04/2021 - 22/06/2021

TYPE:

Standalone

INDICATIVE CONTRACT SIZE (€M):

€2.0M - €3.0M

# EXPECTED CONTRACTS:

2-3

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BGFA3 – Funding Lot #9: Up to EUR 6.2 million
Uganda
en
Closed

BGFA3 – Funding Lot #9: Up to EUR 6.2 million

Dates open

29/04/2021 - 22/06/2021

TYPE:

Mini/micro-grid

INDICATIVE CONTRACT SIZE (€M):

€2.0M - €4.0M

# EXPECTED CONTRACTS:

2-3

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BGFA3 – Funding Lot #8: Up to EUR 6.2 million
Uganda
en
Closed

BGFA3 – Funding Lot #8: Up to EUR 6.2 million

Dates open

29/04/2021 - 22/06/2021

TYPE:

Standalone

INDICATIVE CONTRACT SIZE (€M):

€1.2M - €2.5M

# EXPECTED CONTRACTS:

3-5

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BGFA2 – Funding Lot #7: up to €6.7 m
Mozambique
en
Closed

BGFA2 – Funding Lot #7: up to €6.7 m

Dates open

08/02/2021 - 29/03/2021

TYPE:

Mini/micro-grid | Standalone

INDICATIVE CONTRACT SIZE (€M):

€1.5M – €2M

# EXPECTED CONTRACTS:

3-4

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

BGFA1 – Funding Lot #1: up to €6.7m

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
Closed

BGFA1 – Funding Lot #2: up to €4.2m

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
Closed

BGFA 1 – Funding Lot #3: up to €2.5m

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
Closed

BGFA 1 – Funding Lot #4: up to €5.2 m

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
Closed

BGFA 1 – Funding Lot #5: up to €6.6 m

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
Closed

BGFA1 – Funding Lot #6: up to €5.2 m

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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