BGFA6 – Funding Lot #13: Up to EUR 3.4 million

BGFA6 – Funding Lot #13: Up to EUR 3.4 million

Dates open

10/07/2024 - 13/09/2024


Productive Use Energy


€1.0M - €2.0M




BGFA6 – Funding Lot #13: Up to EUR 3.4 million

The new Call for Proposals in Mozambique (BGFA6) aims to incentivise private off-grid energy service companies to scale up their productive-use-of-energy (PUE) solutions to accelerate access to affordable and clean off-grid energy for customers in rural and peri-urban areas of Mozambique.

The indicative individual contract size is expected to be between EUR 1.0 and EUR 2.0 million.

The main goal of the funding round is to enable local energy service providers to accelerate their business growth in Mozambique and to encourage international energy service providers to utilise the expertise and capacities of local market actors.

The energy service providers that sign contracts will have access to limited, targeted technical assistance, as needed. Through the established Off-Grid Taskforce in Mozambique, involving both public and private stakeholders, the BGFA programme supports the development of local business environments that are conducive to the sale of off-grid energy services and that can provide sustainable development.

Eligible Applicants

Eligible Applicants are private companies that have already established business in Mozambique or are willing to establish a local business entity. In case the Applicant is not already established in Mozambique, the application should be submitted by the parent company. Nefco will only be able to enter into BGFA financing contracts with for-profit energy service providers (ESPs) once established in Mozambique and will require the local company to lead and undertake full responsibility for the project implementation towards Nefco.

Applicants are allowed to enter into various types of project implementation partnerships with for-profit and non-profit entities, community-based organisations and other non-commercial entities.

Supported technology solutions and geographical focus

Applicants may apply for BGFA6 funding for various productive-use-of-energy (PUE) solutions. The new funding round supports PUE providers across a range of fields, including agriculture, for example water pumping and irrigation, food processing and distribution, fishing and e-mobility. PUE solutions linked to mini-grids are also eligible.

The new funding round is aimed at boosting energy access in rural and peri-urban areas, and as a result the municipality of Maputo and the municipality of Matola are excluded from BGFA6 financing.

The Application process

The new funding round is administered via a simplified, single-stage application process. The evaluation of the received applications is expected to take place in September to October 2024 and invitations to the highest scoring applicants to proceed will be sent in November 2024. Project implementation is expected to start in 2025 and end in 2029.

Please note that the online application system opens latest at 15:00 Helsinki time (EEST) on 10 July 2024.

Questions and Answers

Applicants are requested to send any questions regarding the call and application process through the online application system by 2 August 2024 at the latest.

Questions and answers and further clarifications will be made available to all registered Applicants in an anonymised and redacted form in the Application system on 9 August 2024.

Please only post questions related to the BGFA6 funding round via the online application system’s support section, as specified in the Application Guidelines.

Download the Application Guidelines

Download the Application Guidelines:

for more information on the application process and eligibility criteria.
In case of discrepancies between the English text version of the Application Guidelines and the Portuguese translation, the English version shall prevail.

If any questions, kindly contact:

Aleksandra ReskalenkoProgramme Officer

Apply for funding by registering to SmartME intake system

The application form in the system will open on 1o July at 15:00 Helsinki time (EEST).


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 Proposals, 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 Proposals 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.