The Alliance provides grants for research, capacity building, training, entrepreneur support, in-country alliances and other initiatives that help advance and catalyze the clean cookstoves and fuels sector. To ensure that the Alliance funds high-quality proposals selected from a range of potential applicants, Secretariat-funded projects typically include a competitive peer-reviewed selection process, although a limited set of sole-source and catalytic small grants may be awarded without external review.
To see a list of Alliance grants awarded, click here.
Modern Energy Cooking Services-Technology Research Innovation for International Development (MECS-TRIID) competition
Closing: May 22,2019
MECS is looking to fund early-stage research projects in support of innovative ideas or concepts that facilitate a transition to modern energy cooking services in low-income economies.
SDG 7 Results: subsidy facility from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl)
Closing: May 31,2019
The SDG 7 Results approach is aimed at developing and testing viable business models that employ financing as a performance incentive rather than a traditional lump sum loan payment
Closing: Dec 31,2021
This is the first of its kind, uncapped and unlimited-life fund to support growth of small and growing businesses in Africa. The fund will focus on Small and Growing Businesses that are grossly underserved by other funds or financiers.
Closing: Jul 01,2023
The aim of the fund is to create sustainable employment, economic growth and social development through the provision of business development assistance, risk finance (US$ 10,000 to US$100,000) and market linkages to viable, growth-oriented small enterprises.
Closing: Dec 31,2023
Development Innovation Venture (DIV) provides flexible, tiered grant funding to test new ideas, take strategic risks, build evidence of what works, and advance the best solutions. Proposals are accepted year-round across three stages, from any type of organization, in any country in which USAID operates. Awards range from $200,000 - $5,000,000 over 3 - 5 years.
Closing: Dec 31,2023
AIC Sangam is searching for innovative, clean tech start-ups working, or intending to begin operating, in the Indian subcontinent (including Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan). AIC Sangam provides incubated startups access to labs, professional advisors, seasoned mentors, and an overall ecosystem of collaboration, with leading organizations from clean tech and allied industries.