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

Funding brief: The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) invites application for the following funding theme-
Theme: Testing the viability of innovative climate solutions

The application process in a nutshell
Do you have a great climate solution?
Prepare an application for NCF and tell us about your project idea.
The strongest project ideas will receive between EUR 250,000 and 500,000.
Test your climate solution in practice!

Programme objectives
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 organisations
Contribute to sustainable development and the reduction of poverty
Leverage additional financing for climate action

The NCF 9 theme is broad and a wide range of activities from different sectors will fit within the theme. NCF aims to finance innovative climate-relevant business concepts. These concepts should address a climate-related problem, i.e. address adaptation and/or mitigation of climate change. The projects should also aim to test the climate solutions viability from financial, technical, social and environmental perspectives.

The project partners’ need to have a long-term plan for their concept beyond NCF financing. The aim should be that the climate solution becomes commercially viable and creates jobs and/or income-generating opportunities, as well as improves the quality of life for the local population.

Commercial viability is the ability of a business, product or service to compete effectively and to make profit. Commercial viability does not have to be achieved within the lifetime of the NCF project, but the NCF project should be a step towards that goal. Projects should be innovative, meaning that the proposed concepts and solutions should have the potential to improve the quality of life for vulnerable people and tackle climate change in developing countries more effectively than existing approaches. Furthermore, strong project proposals have the following features:
The aim to build prosperity and reduce poverty;
The aim to increase gender equality;
Realistic and clear outputs and outcomes;
Strong replication and scaling-up potential;
Convincing justification(s) for why NCF grant funding is needed;
Alignment with national development and climate change plans, strategies and policies in the country of implementation. The figure below shows which stages of the business concept NCF can finance. These include pilots and demonstration projects as well as replication and scale-up projects. NCF will NOT finance pre-feasibility/feasibility studies or projects exclusively focused on market studies/surveys, technology research, policy development work, capacity-building, or training. It will also not finance business concepts that are self-sustained and/or eligible for commercial financing

Donor Name: Nordic Climate Facility (NCF)
Funding name: No specific fund name

Deadline: Deadline for submissions: 5th, September, 2019 at 12 noon Central European Summer Time (GMT+2 hrs).

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: The strongest project ideas will receive between EUR 250,000 and 500,000.

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, such as:
For-profit companies and organisations;
Non-profit organisations and social entreprises;
Civil society organisations (CSOs); and
Research institutes and universities.

The partner requirements are as follows:
Nordic partner(s)
The Nordic partner needs to be a Nordic company, organisation 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 will, 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 should be attached to the concept note.

Local partner(s)
The Nordic partner(s) can have one or more local partners. A local partner is a local company, organisation or other legal entity registered in the country of implementation. The local partner(s) should, 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 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 should not be registered in the country of implementation (local partner) or in one of the Nordic countries (Nordic partner). The other partner(s) should, 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: NCF can finance projects in the following 21 countries:
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

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.

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● Apply: Register (Click to view)
Guideline: Click to view
About: Click to view
NCF Project Implementation Manual: Click to view
NCF Glossary: Click to view
NCF 9 flyer: Click to view

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

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