4th Call for Proposals: GEF-7 Non-Grant Instrument Program
GEF is inviting Partner Agencies for the 4th time to submit proposals and investment opportunities under the GEF-7 NGI Program
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The Seventh Replenishment of the GEF Trust Fund includes a Non-Grant Instrument Program (the GEF-7 “NGI Program”) which builds on the lessons learned in GEF-6 and expands the envelope of blended finance to USD 136 million. Under GEF-7, the GEF will accelerate the use of non-grant instruments in support of delivering global environmental benefits and continue to catalyze investments from capital markets at global and national levels aligned with focal area objectives.
Since 2008, the GEF and its Partner Agencies have successfully used a wide array of non-grant instruments such as debt, equity and guarantees to attract private sector investment and deliver global environmental benefits beyond business as usual.
Climate Fund to alleviate energy poverty in Developing Countries
This Request for Applications is open to strengthening the Economic Development Efforts
Grants for African CSOs to implement activities in SGBV, SRHR, HP, and VAWG
Small Research Grants for the improvement of education
This grant-making trust inviting Charities to help Socially Disadvantaged Groups during COVID-19
Support available for NGOs working on social innovation, inclusiveness and sustainability
Advocacy grants to strengthen the voice of communities and grassroots activists
USD $250,000 to $2 million funding available for each selected partner to address Covid-19 impact in select countries
Endowment Funding of € 25,000 for young people fighting for freedom
Small Grant Fund for protecting endangered animal species
Grant program for transforming women’s lives for hard to fund projects
Seed Funding for Youth-led Organisations: Invitation to Submit Proposals
Grant Opportunity to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and Future Pandemics
Submit Inspiring Projects that drive Long-term Economic, Social, and Environmental Sustainability
The maximum financing amount per project/program is USD 15 million.
In exceptional cases innovative proposals with the potential to demonstrate impact at scale may request funding exceeding USD 15 million.
The maximum maturity of the financing is 20 years but in equity investments, there may be flexibility on the exit date.
Proposals must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the NGI Program financing:
Geography: project beneficiaries must be in eligible GEF recipient countries;
GEF Partner Agency eligibility requirements: the GEF will accept proposals submitted by Partner Agencies that are eligible to administer concessional finance as described in the Guidelines of Project and Cycle Policy. Partner Agencies will submit information regarding their compliance with these requirements. The Partner Agencies will also be required to comply with the reflows procedures established in their respective Financial Procedures Agreement with the GEF Trustee.
Modalities: middle-sized projects, full-sized projects and programs;
Non-grant instruments: include but are not limited to:
risk mitigation products or
equity instruments disclosed in Policy – Non-Grant Instruments, FI/PL/02, October 10, 2014;
Alignment with GEF-7 programming directions
For more information, visit https://www.thegef.org/documents/fourth-call-proposals-gef-7-non-grant-instrument-program