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Open RoadEmergency, short-term bridge loans available.
- 5-year fund
- For investors: senior notes (2%) junior notes (4%) per annum
- For borrowers: $1M maximum, average ticket size $500K; Avg term 12months; single-digit interest rates
Maya Winkelsteinmaya@openroadalliance.orgGlobalwww.openroadalliance.org
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SNVImplement off-grid energy market development programs, including TA, early stage grants and RBF facilities (e.g. BRILHO, KOSAP, EnDev RBF, IAP, DFCD). Exploring to adapt RBFs to provide emergency liquidity (partial shift from RBF to pre-finance grants / milestone based payments). Different per project; depends greatly on country context, donor flexibility and requirements. Open to wider global grant program, including MSME support and consumer financing, building on existing fund management systems, tools and procedures in placeMartijn Veenmveen@snv.orgMozambique
Tanzania
Kenya

Global (IAP, DFCD)
Working on corona response through existing programmes, which provide certain level of flexibility to direct early stage grants / RBF funding and TA in response to COVID-19. For example, in the Tanzania solar RBF, incentive levels have been increased by 20% for all sales claims that came through since the pandemic started. This effectively will increase subsidies for all sales achieved in 2020, providing some additional buffer for the companies. The BRILHO CfP which is now open in Mozambique, allows participating companies to request a higher level of pre-finance / milestone based funding (and lower RBF after sales), to better deal with the current situation. TA tailored to their needs can be requested as well
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EnDevOngoing RBF callsAlexander Haackalexander.haack@giz.deBenin
Cambodia
Kenya
Rwanda
Tanzania
Vietnam
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Lighting GlobalWork in Ethiopia on helping companies to liquidate stock, free up liquidityJohanna Galanjgalan1@worldbank.org
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REEEPDeveloping funds for companies to keep staff and lights on for customers.John Tkacikjohn.tkacik@reeep.orgZambia (now)
Burkina F (soon)
Mozambique (soon)
Liberia (soon)
Uganda (soon)
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AcumenRelief fund for existing fellows. Small ticketLeslie Labrutollabruto@acumen.org
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Shell FoundationEmergency funds available for existing investees/granteesRichard Gomesrichard.gomes@shellfoundation.org
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SEforALL + Rockefeller Foundationtaking the lead in convening organizations with interest and other efforts in a follow-up session on advancing solutions specific to consumer
protection.
?Early stages of development
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AMDA, ARE, GOGLA, GDCpreliminary dicussion around providing support for companies that need support (likely grant) that is below the Relief Fund minimum (~<$100-200K). Fund size likely significantly smaller than Relief Fund (<=$20MM)Aaron Leopoldaleopold@africamda.orgEarly stages of development
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Charmproposal stage: work alongside Relief Fund to support loans for EA companies in the EUR100-10K range. Would draw funds from Relief Fund and potentially match with grantsGavriel Landaugavriel@charmimpact.comEarly stages of development
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PowerAfrica / USAIDPAOP has issued a request for application (RFA) titled “Solar
Electrification of Healthcare Facilities in Sub-Saharan Africa”. This
RFA seeks to fund awards to organizations/companies to catalyze the growth of off-grid energy access solutions to improve the readiness and resilience of healthcare within sub-Saharan Africa. Key dates: Closing date for questions, May 14; Closing date to apply, May 28; Anticipated Award date, July 1
Awards are $100K-500K per applicant
Details at: www.rti.org/rfp.
https://www.rti.org/current-opportunities
paopgrants@powerafrica-offgrid.org
SSAClosed
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AECF / SwedenThe REACT Kenya Relief Fund is a USD2 million initiative that will award emergency grants to companies operating in Kenya that can demonstrate that (i) they are serving the energy needs of off-grid households in poor rural and peri-urban areas and (ii) they need financial support if they are to safeguard jobs and essential services during the coronavirus pandemic.

Support will be provided through disbursements of emergency grants (USD50,000 –USD200,000) to cover short-term working capital needs (3-12 months) and technical assistance for business continuity

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until midnight (EAT) Thurs 11 June 2020.
http://www.aecfafrica.org/covid-19
KenyaOpen
Apply via provided website
Explainer video: https://youtu.be/MowscBZV9kY
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PowerAfrica / USAID“Power Africa Madagascar Mini-Grid Development Grant” up to $1.5MM in grant funding and technical advisory services to mini-grid developers in Madagascar.

Interested companies can access the RFA by registering via this link https://usaid-saep.fluxx.io
Lorna Jideamah, Grants Specialist
MDG-minigrids@southernafricaenergy.org
Madagascar15 June - deadline for question submissions
29 June - responses to questions
13 July - deadline for submissions
End of August - announcement of winners
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OPES-LCEFRestart Fund - will support East African SMEs affected by the Covid-19 emergency crisis by injecting capital using astrong gender lens approach

The Restart Fund will mitigate short-term liquidity constraints due to Covid-19 for otherwise well-functioning impact enterprises and support them by issuing recoverable grants.

Supported Sectors: Sustainable Agri, Clean Energy, Education/ Skilling and, Mobility & Transportation
Key terms - Instrument: Recoverable Grants; Timeline: 5 years with moratorium; Ticket Size: Up to $100k
arthi.ramasubramanian@opesfund.eu
elisabet.nyquist@opesfund.eu
East Africa
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