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Sida/Demo Environment: Applications Open for Planning Grants Program!

Can your technology contribute to a better environment and help reduce poverty? Do you want to explore a new market for your product? If yes, then apply for the Planning Grants program.

The Demo Environment programme, financed by The Swedish Agency for Development Cooperation (Sida) is seeking applications for its Planning Grants program to strengthen partnerships and explore new market opportunities for their technology or business model.

Focus Areas

  • Climate change adaption/mitigation
  • Ecosystem services
  • Renewable energy
  • Water and sanitation
  • Urban development

Grant Information

The maximum amount you can apply for as a Planning Grant is SEK 350,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
    • The main applicant must be a company or organisation based outside one of the 14 countries, and its partner organisation (the potential customer) must be legally registered in the project country.
    • The partners must have signed a Memorandum of Understanding or similar agreement before applying.
    • As guiding principle companies or private organizations applying and their partners should have at least 3 employees and have been operating for about 3 years. They particularly encourage applications from small and medium-sized enterprises.
    • Both partners must exhibit sound finances and a reasonable turnover.
  • Note that no organisation, private or public, is eligible for funds if it is involved in any of the following:
    • The manufacture of arms and/or their components
    • The tobacco industry
    • The alcohol industry

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply online via given website.

Eligible Countries

  • Africa: Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia
  • Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia
  • Latin America: Bolivia, Colombia, Guatemala
  • Western Balkans: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia
  • Eastern Europe: Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine

Deadline: 4 March 2018

For more information, please visit Planning Grants.

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