MECS-ECO Challenge Fund
The Modern Energy Cooking Services Electric Cooking Outreach (MECS ECO) Challenge Fund enables MECS to fund research projects via two themes to facilitate the greater uptake and understanding of opportunities for the use of efficient electric cooking appliances.
Theme One: Community-Scale pilot studies to accelerate the uptake of efficient electric cooking appliances. 1-6 projects up to the value of £60,000, preference will be given to projects with matched funding. Projects will be for a duration of 12 months.
Theme Two: Market assessments to gather intelligence on the opportunities emerging in DfID priority countries for efficient electric cooking appliances. Up to 30% match funding for a £20,000 project. Between 1-6 projects will be funded for a maximum duration of 6 months.
Whilst the overall MECS programme will focus on cooking with genuinely clean modern fuels – including gas (both LGP and Biogas), the main technology of focus for this challenge fund is Efficient Electric Cooking Appliances (particularly pressure cookers) and their acceptance to both users and to those managing loads and delivery of grid and off-grid electricity.
Please read all of the documents below before starting your application.