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Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa launches its 1st Call for Proposals

Off-grid energy companies are invited to compete for results-based funding to bring clean, modern and affordable energy to peri-urban and rural areas.

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The Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa launches the Pre-Qualification stage of its first
Call for Proposals


The REEEP-implemented Beyond the Grid Fund for Africa (BGFA) programme is opening the Pre-Qualification stage of its first Call for Proposals (BGFA1) today, inviting off-grid energy companies to compete for results-based funding to bring clean, modern and affordable energy to customers in peri-urban and rural areas of Burkina Faso, Liberia and Zambia.

BGFA1 aims to incentivise off-grid energy companies to accelerate the establishment of new, long-term sustainable energy service subscriptions at scale. In total, some EUR 30 million is being offered to qualified, private off-grid energy service providers under three different Country Programmes, with funding opportunities split into a number of Funding Windows and Funding Lots. The contract size is expected to be EUR 1 – 4 million, depending on the target country and individual needs.

The planned country programme for Mozambique has been postponed and will form part of a separate, subsequent Call for Proposals.


Applications are now open

The BGFA1 application process is divided into two stages: a Pre-Qualification stage and a Final Application stage. The Pre-Qualification stage is now open, where we will check whether interested off-grid energy companies meet BGFA1 key eligibility criteria and minimum technical and financial capacity requirements. The first step in the application process is to register with our SmartMe system
The platform will close on 30 October 2020 for submission of Pre-Qualification applications. The Pre-Qualification stage, including a review of applications, is expected to be completed by the end of November 2020.

Applicants are requested to send any questions regarding the call and application process through the SmartME intake system at the latest by 5 October 2020. Answers will be published in a generic form and made available to all registered Applicants in the SmartME intake system on 13 October 2020.

Further information is available on the BGFA website at
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