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SDG 7 Results conditions

To apply for the SDG 7 Results programme, you must meet certain conditions.

Conditions for applicants

  • Only NGOs or companies can apply for SDG 7 Results.  
  • Your organisation must have at least 3 years of experience in the renewable energy sector.
  • Your organisation must have a track record of at least 2 years in the country or region where the project will be carried out.
  • Smaller local businesses that are going to collaborate with you must have been active in the decentralised renewable energy market;
  • Your organisation must be financially stable and demonstrate its ability to finance the activities.
  • Your organisation must have the relevant licenses for the target market before you apply for a subsidy.
  • You must have digital accounting records that can be audited to verify the sales and project costs. At the end of the project, the subsidy recipient must provide an audit report checked by an independent auditor.

Conditions for the project

  • The project proposal must focus on poor and vulnerable households.
  • The SDG 7 Results programme is open to activities in the following countries: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso*, Chad*, Ethiopia*, Gambia, India, Kenya*, Mali*, Mozambique, Niger*, Nigeria*, Uganda*, Rwanda, Senegal*, Sudan*, Tanzania and South Sudan*.

    • *priority countries. We will give extra points to applications for activities in one of these priority countries.

    • Your project can focus on more than one country as long as the countries belong to one geographical area and have a similar culture and economy. For example, the East African Community or the UEMOA.

  • The main activity of your project must be access to decentralised renewable energy. This includes access to clean cooking and access to electricity for households.
  • There are minimum service levels required for the products. For more information, please see the SDG 7 Results technologies page or read the policy document for this programme.
  • The proposed activities must be carried out in no more than 4 years.
  • The project must have a positive effect on both the target market and your usual business operations. The project would be too risky to implement without a subsidy.
  • We will grant subsidies for up to 35% of the project costs, up to a maximum of €2,500,000. You must apply for a subsidy of €250,000 or more.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a company’s sense of responsibility toward the community and environment in which it operates. Find out more about CSR.

In your application you must declare that you:

  • have read and accepted the OECD guidelines for multinational enterprises on Corporate Social Responsibility, and will act accordingly;
  • have read and accepted the ILO declaration on fundamental principles and rights at work, and will act accordingly;
  • are aware that you must exclude child labour and forced labour from the trade and investment chain; and
  • have read the FMO exclusion list and will not carry out any activity mentioned on the list.

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