The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida): Inviting applications for a) Planning Grants Program; b) Demonstration Grants Program;

Funding brief: The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) invites application for the following funding theme-
a) Planning Grants Program
b) Demonstration Grants Program

Focus areas: The programme’s emphasis is on cleantech products, systems, processes, and services which offers clear advantages over competing solutions in the following focus areas:
● Climate change adaption/mitigation
● Ecosystem services
● Renewable energy
● Water and sanitation
● Urban development

Donor Name: The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
Funding name: Planning Grants Program, Demonstration Grants Program

Deadline: 4th, March, 2018

Funding details link: https://tillvaxtverket.se/english/demo-environment-programme/calls-for-applications.html

Funding limit:
Planning Grants Program: Examples on the types of costs that can be covered by grants for Planning activities:
● External services
● Travel to the project country
● Project auditing and accounting

● 
The maximum amount available for a grant application referring to Planning activities is SEK 350,000. Grant applications for Planning activities does not require the availability of other sources of financing, although it may be considered favourable during the selection process.

Demonstration Grants Program: Examples of the costs that can be covered by Demonstration Projects grants are:
● Equipment purchases
● Training of staff that will operate the equipment
● Services required to transport, install, and get the technology up and running
● Communicating project results and information about the technology in order to awaken interest
● Technology or equipment investments should make up a substantial proportion of the total project cost.

● The grant can range from SEK 500,000 to 1,800,000. Tillväxtverket can fund up to 50 percent of your invoiced equipment costs and up to 80 percent of your invoiced costs for services. The remaining 50 percent and 20 percent, respectively, must come from co-financing from the applicant or other private or public sources such as an international organisation or a public institution.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not found
Project duration: Not found

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility: Planning Grants Program Applicants must fulfil the following eligibility requirements:

● The main applicant must be a company or organisation based outside one of the 14 countries, and its partner organisation (the potential customer) must be legally registered in the project country.
● The partners must have signed a Memorandum of Understanding or similar agreement before applying.
● As guiding principle companies or private organisations applying and their partners should have at least 3 employees and have been operating for about 3 years. They particularly encourage applications from small and medium-sized enterprises.
● Both partners must exhibit sound finances and a reasonable turnover.
● Note that no organisation, private or public, is eligible for funds if it is involved in any of the following:

The manufacture of arms and/or their components
● The tobacco industry
● The alcohol industry

Demonstration Grants Program: Applicants must fulfil the following eligibility requirements:
● The main applicant (the Buyer) must be a company or organisation based in one of the 14 available countries.
● The Buyer must have identified an international partner (the Seller) that is based outside the target market and that offers the technology the buyer want to import.
● The Buyer and Seller must have signed a purchase agreement before the full application is submitted.
● Companies or private organisations applying must have at least 3 employees. We particularly encourage applications from small and medium-sized enterprises.
● Both partners must exhibit sound finances and a reasonable turnover. They must also both have been operating for about three years.

Note that no organisation, private or public, is eligible for funds if it is involved in any of the following:
● The manufacture of arms and/or their components
● The tobacco industry
● The alcohol industry

Eligible Country: The Demo Environment Programme funds international technology transfers involving buyers in the following 14 countries:
● Africa: Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia
● Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia
● Latin America: Bolivia, Colombia, Guatemala
● Western Balkans: Bosnia and Hercegovina, Serbia
● Eastern Europe: Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● 
Guideline:
● Planning Grants Program: https://tillvaxtverket.se/download/18.ea3385115c8bcac5e3d2e/1497359795362/2016_General%20Conditions_planning%20grant.pdf
● Demonstration Grants Program: https://tillvaxtverket.se/download/18.ea3385115c8bcac5e3ff9/1497010326171/2016_General%20Conditions_Demonstration%20project.pdf
● Information for applicants (PDF): https://tillvaxtverket.se/download/18.542122d1160e45921944cf84/1516104271603/DemoEnvironment_Information%20for%20applicants%20180115.pdf

PLANNING GRANTS:
● Appendix 1. Information on the Partner Organisations (Word): https://tillvaxtverket.se/download/18.7b7e64c61574b589ff04bba/1474541190662/Appendix%201.%20Organisation%20and%20partnership_160921.docx

DEMONSTRATION GRANTS
● Appendix 1. Information on the Partner Organisations (Word): https://tillvaxtverket.se/download/18.7b7e64c61574b589ff04bba/1474541190662/Appendix%201.%20Organisation%20and%20partnership_160921.docx
● Appendix 2. Certification on Procurement Procedures for Public organisations (Word): https://tillvaxtverket.se/download/18.7b7e64c61574b589ff04bbb/1474541190688/Appendix%202.%20Certification%20on%20Procurement%20Procedures%20for%20Public%20organisations_version%201.0_160921.docx
● Appendix 3. Budget and Financing (Excel): https://tillvaxtverket.se/download/18.401cfa7715cc52baa9e68ef3/1498659356992/Appendix%203.%20Budget%20and%20financing.xlsx
● Appendix 4. Certificate of Co-financing (Word): https://tillvaxtverket.se/download/18.44451b6d15cc476e0b864987/1498661542915/Appendix%204.%20Certificate%20of%20Co-financing%2020170615.docx
● Appendix 5. Environmental, Social, and Governance Issues and Risks (Word) : https://tillvaxtverket.se/download/18.7b7e64c61574b589ff04bbe/1474541190759/Appendix%205.%20ESG_version%201.0_160921.DOCX

How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the following procedure. Planning Grants Program:
● Applications for grants referring to planning activities will be processed in one step. Full application should be submitted no later than 4 March. Early applications are encouraged. Applications submitted before 31 January will be reviewed by the panel in the first round.
● Please note the importance of submitting all required documents and enclosures as stated below.
● Questions in the application form for planning activities (https://tillvaxtverket.se/download/18.76ff7fc9160559e30ec38fb5/1513592380198/PDF%20Planning%20grant%20Questions,%20call%203.pdf)
● Submit full application for Planning activities (https://www.minansokan.se/tvv_nyps_web/public/start.xhtml;jsessionid=655237493E3B7C189B02C027D7C5AE4A.node1)
● Demonstration Grants Program: The first step, which is optional but highly recommended, involves submitting general background information on the  project idea, its expected results, partners involved etc. Project ideas in this first step should be submitted through a concept note no later than 14 February.
● Submit concept note for Demonstration Environment (https://demoenvironment-conceptnote.typeform.com/to/trCHaM)
● In the second step, applicants whose project ideas have been reviewed and accepted in the first step will be invited to submit a full application by no later than 4 March. We invite applicants to submit the full project information through our online application, where the questions in the application form for demonstration projects can be printed out in advance.
● Questions in the application form for demonstration (https://tillvaxtverket.se/download/18.76ff7fc9160559e30ec38f75/1513592270718/PDF%20Demonstration%20project%20Questions%20Call%203,%20new.pdf )
● Submit full application for Demonstration Environment (https://www.minansokan.se/tvv_nyps_web/public/start.xhtml;jsessionid=655237493E3B7C189B02C027D7C5AE4A.node1)
(In the online application form “Min Ansökan”, please start by changing the language (“other languages”) in the upper right corner to English)


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