EEP Africa call for proposals is open

17 April 2023

The Energy and Environment Partnership Trust Fund (EEP Africa) invites companies, start-ups and social enterprises to submit applications for innovative early-stage clean energy projects in active development phase in Southern and Eastern Africa. All applications need to demonstrate a clear need and additionality for EEP Africa financing. The deadline for all applications is 12 May 2023 at 12:00 (Helsinki time, GMT +3).

Who can apply?

Private companies, start-ups and social enterprises with early-stage projects in one or more of the EEP Africa target countries (Botswana, Burundi, Eswatini, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe) are welcome to apply. All applicants must be registered legal entities for at least six (6) months prior to the EoI opening date. Applications from women entrepreneurs and locally-led organisations are strongly encouraged. All applicants must meet the eligibility criteria defined in the CfP 2023 Application Guidelines.


Applicants can apply for grants and repayable grants between EUR 200,000 —1,000,000.  The minimum required co-financing is 30-50% of the total project budget depending on the project phase and company maturity. Please read the CfP 2023 Application Guidelines and Project Implementation Manual for more concrete guidance on financing.

How to apply?

The application process is a two-stage process; Expression of Interest (EoI) and a detailed Full Proposal. After the EOI has been submitted, EEP Africa will hold a virtual bootcamp followed by pitching sessions for those applicants that are longlisted. Based on the pitch-interviews, applicants are shortlisted to proceed to full proposal stage.

Find more information about the call on EEP Africa’s website.

EEP Africa is a clean energy financing facility hosted and managed by the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) with funding from Austria, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, NDF and Switzerland.