A. General Opportunies
For a most comprehensive overview of all opportunities to fund your activities in the sector of distributed energy, please visit the Sun-Connect Global News website. The directory is constantly updated.
B. COVID-19 Recovery Initiatives
Here you can find initiatives that want to contribute to recovery from the negative effects of the Covid 19 pandemic with financial aid programs:
Issued by: PSFU and GIZ
Description: The COVID Economic Relief Fund aims at providing bridging support to Solar and Cookstove companies as well as PAYGO customers a) to help maintain current levels of access to energy, b) to support companies to survive the crisis and c) to build resilience for future challenges. The Fund will run from November 2020 – March 2021.
Deadline: November 30, 2020
Issued by: SHINE
Description: The COVID-19 Recovery Fund Grant wants to sustain energy access initiatives that are locally-rooted, women-led and managed and/or directed by local communities. These small grants will provide funding for last-mile energy access entrepreneurs, cooperatives, agencies and community leaders as they help vulnerable populations struggling with the global pandemic.
Deadline: December 31, 2020
Issued by: OPLES-LCEF
Description: The fund will support East African SMEs affected by the Covid-19 emergency crisis by injecting capital using a strong gender lens approach.
Issued by: SIMA
Description: The Energy Access Relief Fund (EARF) has been designed to provide up to 4-year tenure, subordinated, unsecured, low-cost, subsidized loans to viable companies that are facing liquidity challenges due to COVID-19. The fund intends to focus on the smaller to mid- sized energy access companies, which are women lead or managed.
Deadline: November 17, 2020