Poverty reduction is the overriding objective of Norwegian development aid. The main objective for this grant scheme is to contribute to job creation in developing countries by stimulating more, sustainable commercial investments. In addition, it aims to stimulate renewable energy projects that increase access to renewable energy and thereby contribute to job creation and poverty reduction.
Potential grant recipients are companies that can demonstrate ability to create new private sector jobs through sustainable investments in developing countries, or companies (producers) that can demonstrate ability to increase access to renewable energy.
Application deadline: 15 August 2017
Project start: 2017 or first half of 2018
Minimum grant size: 500,000 NOK