Funding brief: P4G offers financial support and targeted assistance to select public-private partnerships that are advancing innovative strategies to achieve the following five Sustainable Development Goals:
• SDG 2 Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture
• SDG 6 Water and Sanitation
• SDG 7 Clean Energy
• SDG 11 Sustainable Cities
• SDG 12 Sustainable Consumption and Production (circular economy) P4G accelerates progress in the SDGs by supporting partnerships that transform key economic systems to drive the green growth transition. These innovative partnerships have the potential to grow and be replicated on a global scale. P4G also helps engage leaders in these systems to create enabling conditions that drive this green transition.
P4G will provide funding only to partnerships in the start-up and scale-up phases of development and growth.
● Start-up: Promising, early-stage partnerships that need support to consolidate the partnership or test the feasibility of innovative approaches.
● Scale-up: Partnerships that are already engaged in promising, business-driven green growth innovations and need support to scale up and accelerate their impact.
Criteria: All evaluation criteria are related to the following five key characteristics of a P4G Partnership (for further reading on key characteristics of successful SDG related Public Private Partnerships please see the article “Partnerships for Sustainable Development,” Jane Nelson, 2017):
● Relevance: Promotes market-based solutions to one or more of our five SDG sector areas
● Innovation and Growth: Addresses barriers that must be overcome to accelerate commercially viable means of accomplishing the SDGs
● Impact: Contributes to systems change that will advance overall green economic growth with commercially viable and replicable business models
● Implementation: Has the capacity to succeed 5. Value-Add: Brings together innovative constellations of private sector, public sector, and government organizations tackling global challenges through market-driven approaches.
Donor Name: P4G Partnership Fund
Funding name: No specific fund name
Deadline: Start-up Partnerships: November, 30th, 2018–February, 15th, 2019: Submission period for online applications for both Start-up and Scale-up partnerships
Funding details link: Click to view
Funding limit: Partnerships in the start-up phase may apply for up to USD 100,000. P4G funding should represent a maximum of 75 percent of the partnership’s budget. Partnerships in the scale-up phase may apply for up to USD 1 million, with P4G funding a maximum of 50 percent of the partnership’s budget. P4G funding is for a period of one to two years, depending on the needs of the partnership.
Project start date: Not Found
Project duration: P4G funding is for a period of one to two years, depending on the needs of the partnership.
Eligible organization: As below
● Primary SDG Focus: Partnership activities must focus on one or more of P4G’s five target SDGs: SDG 2 Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture, SDG 6 Water and Sanitation, SDG 7 Clean Energy, SDG 11 Sustainable Cities, and SDG 12 Sustainable Consumption and Production (circular economy). See complete list of SDGs at https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/.
● Country Focus: Partnership activities must benefit one or more of the 150 developing countries eligible for P4G funding. See list of eligible countries at http://www.oecd.org/dac/financing-sustainable-development/development-financestandards/daclist.htm.
● Partners: The partnership must include at least one commercial partner (a business or group of businesses committed to responsible business conduct by integrating human rights, labor rights, environmental concerns, and anti-corruption concerns into their operations and core strategies) and at least one non-commercial partner (non-governmental organizations, civil society, business member organizations, trade unions, or others that operate on a non-profit basis). See Appendix 2 for additional information on the types of organizations that are eligible. The administrative partner (the contractual recipient of P4G funds) must be a legally registered non-commercial entity.
● Additionality: The partnership must propose work that is “additional” to what is already happening or what would naturally happen in the marketplace. For example, P4G funding should be “additional” to traditional commercial business development (i.e. expansion of a core business offering), as well as “additional” to traditional international development (i.e. programming that bilateral and multilateral funders typically cover), and therefore should not be used for either type of activity nor should the partnership be primarily focused on either type of activity.
● Market Potential: The partnership must be designed to overcome financial, institutional, operational, or other critical barriers to meeting the SDGs with an innovative, scalable, and commercially viable solution.
● Start-up or Scale-up: Partnerships must be in either the start-up or the scale-up phase of development. P4G only supports projects in the start-up and scale-up phase within the context of four basic phases of partnership/project development: concept, research and development, and pilot phase; start-up phase; implementation phase; and scale-up or replication phase.
Eligible Country: P4G partnerships consist of both commercial and non-commercial partners (see definition in Eligibility Criteria below) that develop and implement a concept together that would not be possible without cross-sector collaboration. P4G supports the development of partnerships that would not function effectively or exist without P4G facilitation, network support, and funding. The intended outcomes of the partnership must be for the benefit of 150 qualifying developing countries based on the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee List of countries eligible to receive official development assistance (ODA). See the list that will govern ODA flows in 2018–2020 at http://www.oecd.org/dac/financing-sustainable-development/development-financestandards/daclist.htm .
Submission mail: Not found
How to apply:Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).
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