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ANDE Gender Lens Investment Pay for Results Fund (PFRF): apply by Dec 23

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted November 30, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on December 22, 2021
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The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) has announced Gender Lens Investment Pay for Results Fund (PFRF) to use grant capital to test models for increasing investment into women-led Small and growing businesses (SGBs) in emerging markets.

These grants are intended to cover costs associated with developing the systems and processes necessary to take a “gender lens” approach to investment.

The grants will go directly to investors and will use a “pay for results” structure in which the grant payment will be contingent upon completed investments with a clear path to gender impact.

This funding has been made possible with generous support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), thus concept notes will be required to complete a subrecipient questionnaire.

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ANDE requests concept notes for grants to support investors seeking to increase the gender impact of their portfolio.

Eligibility Criteria:
1. Organization types that are eligible to apply:
a) Capacity Development Providers:
Organizations that provide business development and advisory services to SGBs;
b) Investors:
Funds or financial entities that focus on providing capital to small and growing businesses (SGBs) in developing countries;
c) Research and Advisory Service Providers:
Organizations that provide consulting, research and advisory services as the main mission of the organization, as well as associations that provide a service to the sector as a whole;
d) Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Non-Grantmaking (Operating) Foundations;
e) Non-grantmaking (Operating) Foundations.
2. Grants can only be used for internal changes associated with developing the systems and processes necessary to take a gender lens approach to investment.
3. These grants are intended to cover costs associated with developing the systems and processes necessary to take a gender lens approach to investment.
4. The grants will go directly to investors and will use a “pay for results” structure in which the grant payment will be contingent upon completed investments with a clear path to gender impact.
5. The applicant should propose how they will generate a positive gender impact through their investments in one or more of the following categories:
a) Making investments in women owned or women-led businesses;
b) Making Investment in business that offer products or services that substantially improve the lives of women and girls;
c) Making investments in businesses that advance gender equity through dignified employment and through value chains.

The ANDE’s Gender Lens Pay for Result Fund is open to ANDE member organizations and non-member organizations.

Cost-sharing is permitted.

Proposals can request funding for a subset of a project, not a standalone project.

Submissions should be:
• for activities of 12-17 months in duration between April 2022 and September 2023,
and
• with a minimum total request of US$20,000 and a maximum total request of US $50,000.

Deadline to submit concept note: Wednesday, December 23, 2021.

For more information, please visit https://www.andeglobal.org/gender-lens-pfrf/

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Nov 30, 2021
Nov 30, 2021

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed grants opportunities that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, letters of recommendation, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one.
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well.
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting.
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network.
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others.
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page (repost it). Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and / or its Resource Exchange section.

Best regards,

Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Dec 01, 2021
Dec 01, 2021

Thanks, Ana.