The Business Partnership Facility (BPF) is inviting applicants to submit projects with a strong impact towards attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The call aims to stimulate private sector involvement in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries. The BPF is initiated and financed by the Belgian Directorate-General for Development Cooperation. This facility is implemented through a continuous call for projects which started in   2019 and will close in 2023. It offers two rounds of selections per year with a yearly budget of €2mio. The operational management of the BPF is entrusted to the King Baudouin Foundation.

Successful applicants will receive a non-refundable grant between €50,000 and €200,000, representing a maximum of 50% total investment. In addition, BPF will provide advisory support through consultants on results-based management and scaling-up. A total of 7 days of consulting services will be granted per year of implementation of the project.

Who is eligible?

  • Applicants in a partnership with any private sector, civil society, academia and/or the public sector.
  • A partnership with at least one business partner.
  • Applicants whose proposed project is part of the core business of at least one of the business partners involved.
  • Projects that are economically viable, self-sustainable, scalable and replicable.
  • Entrepreneurial business initiatives that have a strong social impact and contribute to the SDGs.

NB: The call has no specific sector focus.

Projects must take place in any of the following countries;

Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

How to apply?

Interested applicants can register and apply online here.

For guidance on how to apply for the facility, watch this video

Application deadline: 07th September 2021

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