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SNV Netherlands Development Organisation - Innovations Against Poverty (IAP) in Cambodia, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Zambia

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted April 25, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on May 14, 2020
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The program is designed for companies which are operational or plan to enter the market (with a local partner in case of international companies) in any of energy; water and sanitation; agriculture and food; and cross-sectoral.

Applicants are invited to propose innovative solutions to pressing development challenges that will benefit low-income people and the environment. The proposed inclusive business ideas should ideally be aligned to any of the themes listed above, but Applicants are free to propose solutions to other pertinent development challenges within the three focus.

All ICT based innovations should be applied to one of the three main sectors (it is not a stand-alone focal sector).

IAP offers grants as co-investment up to 49% of total investment and tailored advisory support to scale.

In addition to financial support, companies are offered tailor-made advisory services in developing and rolling out their inclusive business ideas. This support is provided by local and international experts and the IAP team.

Applicants should fully meet all the following criteria to be eligible:
1. The business idea:
a) will be inclusive of Low-income People (LIP) either as producers, suppliers, employees, distributors, sales agents and/or consumers for mutual benefits;
b) is relevant to at least one of the three focus sectors of IAP and at least to one of the four target countries;
c) brings a clear product, process or business model innovation;
2. The company or partner(s) related to the proposed business idea are not involved in the arms, tobacco, alcohol and gambling industries; registered in so called taxhavens;
3. The application is submitted and led by a private company:
a) registered in one of the four target countries, which secures a co-investment ≥ 51%, of which part of it should directly benefit the LIP;
b) that has been operational for at least 2 years.

Utilize This Offer

SNV invites the private sector to develop products, services, and business models that contribute to the fight against poverty and climate change.

The call is designed for companies that are operational in Cambodia, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Zambia.

The program provides advisory support and non-reimbursable funding for up to 49% of total investment ranging from €50 thousand to €200 thousand.

The application deadline for concept notes is 15 May 2020.

Each submitted concept note will be reviewed to ensure that it complies with the minimum eligibility criteria (see above).

For more information please download, read carefully and comply with the guidelines and instructions available at

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 25, 2020
Apr 25, 2020

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6. Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too! They will enlighten and inspire your network.

Apr 25, 2020
Apr 25, 2020

Hello Beautiful Sister,
Thank you for sharing.
Stay safe and happy.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 26, 2020
Apr 26, 2020

Hi there.
Take care.

Jill Langhus
Apr 27, 2020
Apr 27, 2020

Thanks, Ana.