Nordic Climate Facility: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Testing the business viability of climate solutions’ to finance innovative climate change projects.

Funding brief: Nordic Climate Facility’s eight call for proposals is now open for applications. The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) is a challenge fund set up and administered by the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) to finance innovative climate change projects. NCF has five objectives:
● Increase low-income countries’ capacity to mitigate and adapt to climate change
● Encourage and promote innovations in areas susceptible to climate change
● Build partnerships between Nordic and partner country actors, both private and public organizations
● Contribute to sustainable development and the reduction of poverty
● Leverage additional financing for climate action

Theme: Testing the business viability of climate solutions

Donor Name: Nordic Climate Facility
Funding name: Nordic Climate Facility 8th call for proposal

Deadline: 31st, August, 2018, at 12:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: NCF can provide grant financing of between EUR 250,000 to 500,000. The NCF grant cannot cover the full project costs, and therefore co-financing is required from the project partners and/or other financiers.

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

Project start date: Not found

Project duration: The maximum implementation period is 30 months.

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility: Eligible applicants must be registered legal entities at the time of the concept note submission, such as:
● For-profit companies and organizations;
● Non-profit organizations and social enterprises;
● Non-governmental organizations (NGOs); and
● Research institutes and universities.

Projects should be implemented through partnerships between Nordic and local partners in an eligible NCF country. In addition, the project partnership may entail other partners. All project partners shall have a meaningful role in the implementation of the project. The applications should clearly clarify the roles of and division of responsibilities between each project partner.

The partner requirements are as follows:
Nordic partner(s):
● The Nordic partner shall be a Nordic company, organization or other legal entity holding a registered place of operation in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden.
● Several Nordic partners can partner up to implement and finance the project; however, there should be one lead Nordic partner. The lead Nordic partner is the main applicant and accountable for the NCF application. The lead Nordic partner will be the sole and responsible contractual party towards NDF. The lead Nordic partner shall, prior to the first disbursement, have sub-contracts with all other project partners.
● Multilateral institutions, UN agencies, bilateral financing institutions or other donor agencies, development financing institutions or their affiliates, trust funds, government ministries and individuals are not eligible.
● A copy of the registration certificate showing the registration of the Nordic partner(s) as a legal entity in one of the Nordic countries shall be attached to the concept note.

Local partner(s):
● The Nordic partner(s) shall have one or more local partners. A local partner is a local company, organization or other legal entity registered in the country of implementation. The local partner(s) shall upon request be able to show a copy of the registration certificate showing the registration of the local partner(s) as a legal entity in the country of implementation.
● Multilateral institutions, UN agencies, bilateral financing institutions or other donor agencies, development financing institutions or their affiliates, trust funds, government ministries and individuals are not eligible.

Other partner(s):
● The lead Nordic partner may also have one or more other partners (non-local) which are legal entities. There are no country restrictions on the other partner(s) others than that they shall not be registered in the country of implementation (local partner) or in one of the Nordic countries (Nordic partner). The other partner(s) shall upon request be able to show a copy of the registration certificate showing the registration of the other partner(s) as a legal entity in its country of registration.
● Multilateral institutions, UN agencies, bilateral financing institutions or other donor agencies, development financing institutions or their affiliates, trust funds, Government ministries and individuals are not eligible.

Eligible Country: Projects should be implemented in one of the 21 eligible NCF countries. These countries are:
● Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia
● Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Vietnam
● Latin America: Bolivia, Honduras and Nicaragua

Regional projects, i.e. projects implemented in more than one country, are NOT eligible. However, knowledge and technology transfer between countries can be a part of the project activities.

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● Register to apply: Click to view
● Guideline: Click to view
● About: Click to view
● NCF Project Implementation Manual: Click to view
● NCF Glossary: Click to view


How to apply:
Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).

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