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Открыты заявки на 7-й раунд Фонда нелегальной торговли дикой природой

 

The Business Partnership Facility (BPF) provides grants to support and develop private sector involvement in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries. The Facility aims to simultaneously achieve two types of result:

        Social impact: creation and maintenance of jobs, improvement in average income for families with low incomes, access to affordable goods and services for those on low incomes (by gender), inclusion and economic development of women and young people with low incomes, positive impact on the environment through saving resources, reducing emissions and by preserving biodiversity etc.;

        Economic viability: partnerships must clearly explain how the supported initiatives will become sustainable, present a competitive financial performance and show signs of potential scalability and replication.

What type of Projects is Supported?

        The projects targeted by this call must contribute to the achievement of at least one clearly identified SDG. The starting point of the project must be an entrepreneurial initiative, carried by one or more companies, pursuing a development objective.

        The project must be part of the ‘core business’ of at least one of the business partners involved, ideally the project leader. Support can be obtained for up to a maximum of three years, the project should demonstrate to what extent it is on its way to selfsustainability after the period of support.

        Both start-up as scale-up projects can be submitted. The local business entity has already been set up and audited financial report of minimum 1 year should be available.

Funding Information

The BPF provides non-refundable grants between €50,000 and €200,000. Partners must also contribute for an equal or higher amount

Eligibility Criteria

        Each application must be part of a partnership that brings together different actors from the private sector, civil society, academia and / or the public sector in the North or South, and always with a development goal in the country in the South. The partnership should include at least one for-profit organization. A non for profit partner in the partnership will be perceived by the jury as an added value to the project.

        The partners can be Belgian, European or international legal entities, public law or private law. The partnership must be represented by a project leader responsible for implementation, to whom the grant will be contractually awarded.

        A partner from the private sector as well as any other partner can be the project leader.

Selection Criteria

Each eligible project will be reviewed according to the following criteria:

        Development effects,

        Sustainability (economic, environmental, social and good governance),

        Innovation, reproducibility and scalability,

        Additionality,

        Impact on the sector or the market,

        Experience and capacity of the beneficiary to implement the project,

        Degree of co-financing,

        Efficiency,

        Inclusiveness,

        Synergy and complementarity with others actors.

Deadline: 9 July 2020

For more information, visit https://www.kbs-frb.be/en/Activities/Calls/2020/20181211_MG_001