Updated May 29, 2019CLOSED

15th Open Call for Proposal Funding Innovation Making a Difference

CFC supports activities which promote the contribution of the commodity sector to achieving the SDGs in CFC member countries including the following aspects:(i) Social: Create employment (particularly for youth and women), provide sustained increase in household incomes, reduce poverty, and enhance food security. (ii)Economic: Enhance production and productivity, achieve higher local value addition; improve competitiveness of producers, producer organizations and small and medium sized industries, support the financial sector development.(iii)Environmental: Enhancing production taking into account the environment and its longterm possibilities for the same, or increased use of productive resources while maintaining or reducing the impact on the environment.

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Loan, EquityType
CLOSEDOct 15, 2019Deadline

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 4: Transition to Scale
Implemented In:
CountryCape Verde, Comoros, Brazil, Afghanistan, Guinea, Guatemala, Greece, Ghana, Germany, Gambia, The, Gabon, Finland, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Ecuador, Djibouti, Denmark, Cuba, Costa Rica, Congo, Republic of the, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Colombia, China, Chad, Cameroon, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Bulgaria, Botswana, Benin, Bangladesh, Argentina, Angola, Algeria, Haiti, Sao Tome and Principe, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Maldives, Malawi, Senegal, Rwanda, Russia, Portugal, Philippines, Peru, Norway, North Korea, Nigeria, Niger, Netherlands, Nepal, Mozambique, Morocco, Mexico, Mauritania, Mali, Malaysia, Lesotho, Laos, Kuwait, Kenya, Jamaica, Italy, Ireland, Iraq, India, Honduras, Guinea-Bissau, Cote d'Ivoire, Central African Republic, Bhutan, Trinidad and Tobago, Togo, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Uganda, Indonesia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Venezuela, Tunisia, Thailand, Tanzania, Syria, Sweden, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Spain, South Korea, Somalia, Singapore, Sierra Leone, Saudi Arabia, Nicaragua, Madagascar, Myanmar, Pakistan and Yemen
Focus AreasSocial Development (Youth)
Gender Equity (Gender)
Economic Growth and Trade
All legal public and private entities are eligible to apply under this Call for Proposals, provided they:-operate in commodity value chains in CFC member countries or provide financial services to micro, small and medium sized business operating in these value chains,-have a proven relevant track record of sound financial operations in their current and / or proposed activities over a period or at least 3 years, which can be documented by means of (audited) financial statements, and
-share CFC’s values, including internationally recognized principles concerning human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption as reflected in the United Nations Global Compact.

Other Requirements

Financial Statements
Applicant should have a proven relevant track record of sound financial operations in their current and / or proposed activities over a period or at least 3 years, which can be documented by means of (audited) financial statements.
The amount of finance requested from CFC should not exceed 50% of the total amount required to execute the project. The balancing amount of co-financing is to be provided by the applicant and/or by other co-financiers. Such co-financing should be relative to the new funding requirement for the (investment) project. Sunk cost are not eligible to be considered as a financial contribution.

Application Directions

To apply, please download and complete the application form according to instructions. See attachment for more information.


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