Is your organisation a business, NGO or financial institution and would you like to contribute to access to sustainable energy for those who live in developing countries? Your project could be eligible for support from the SDG Results: Access to renewable energy (SDG 7 Results) facility scheme. Payments for this opportunity will be made retrospectively and based on the number of people who have gained access to renewable energy technologies and/or services.
Submit your project idea (concept note) until 4 June 2019 12:00 pm.
Sustainable development goals
SDG 7: Ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
SDG 7 Results result areas
- access to electricity in homes
- access to clean cooking in homes
- low-carbon climate resilient development
- less gender inequality, in particular with regards to women and girls
- private sector development and employment
- mobilisation of private investments in the decentralised renewable energy sector.
Focus of SDG 7 Results
- Payment will be made pending the achievement of the results that are specified in advance. In this case: individuals with access to renewable energy services according to agreed specifications.
- The results will be independently verified prior to payment. The results will be independently verified prior to payment. This will be done by an independent verification agent, procured and paid for by RVO.
- Grant applicants have a degree of flexibility in the way they achieve the results.
Conditions for participation
- The project is additional to both the target market as well as the usual business operations of the grant applicant and would be too risky to implement without the grant.
- The project proposal must focus on poor and vulnerable target groups, who cannot be reached without subsidies.
- The key activity for the grant applicant is decentralised renewable energy.
- The activities under the proposal must be carried out in a maximum of 4 years.
- The applicant has at least 3 years experience in the proposed geographical market.
- The applicant is financially stable and can demonstrate his ability to finance the activities.
- The applicant has the relevant licenses for the target market prior to the grant application.
- There are minimum service levels required for the products. For decentralized renewable electricity: tier 1 and for efficient and clean cooking tier 2 according to the Multi-Tier framework of ESMAP. For charcoal stoves, an exception is made regarding the attribute exposure, the emissions on CO will be acceptable at tier 1. Please check additional information in annex 2 of the policy document of this facility published in the Government Gazette and on this website.
- Project development
Submit your project idea (concept note) until 4 June 2019 12:00 pm. An RVO.nl adviser will provide advice regarding your project idea. You can apply for the grant after this mandatory phase.
- Grant application
Submit your project proposal together with the grant application. We will assess your application in consultation with the Dutch embassy in the country in question and after visiting the project. Applicants from focus countries can apply for support for development of their business plan and proposal writing. More information will be provided via this website prior to opening of the first tender.
- Implementation and follow-up
Your application has been approved. You can now implement the project with the support of RVO.nl.
1. Concept note
2. Grant application
Legislation and regulations
- SDG Results: Access to renewable energy (SDG 7 Results) (Government Gazette, 5 April 2019, in Dutch).
Frequently asked questions regarding SDG 7 Results
View the FAQs here.