Netherlands Enterprise Agency Call for Applications: SDG Partnership Facility

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The SDG Partnership facility (SDGP), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration
with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) as the executor, aims to help achieve
the following sustainable development goals in developing countries:

  • SDG 2 (ending hunger)
  • SDG 8 (decent jobs and economic growth)
  • SDG 17 (partnerships for the goals)

These are key goals which cannot be solved by one party. That is why the SDGP works
with partnerships between government, businesses, NGOs and/or knowledge centres.
 Combining the expertise of these parties is essential for finding innovative solutions to
 complex challenges. Partnerships are capable of aligning interests and bridging
differences so that major steps can be taken towards attaining the SDGs.

Themes

During the second call, PPPs could submit project proposals with one of the following themes:

  • Nutrition value
  • Sustainable value chains
  • Sustainable and climate-proof food production systems
  • Better work and income for youth and women

SDGP Focus Areas

The SDGP programme is a far-reaching facility. A major part of the SDGP are the subsidy
tenders. The 2nd tender focuses on stimulating private sector development and improving
food security in developing countries through public-private partnerships (PPPs).

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Projects contribute to one of more of the following focus areas:

  • creating better labour conditions and efficient working procedures (better work and income as well as increased production);
  • reducing malnutrition;
  • promoting economic growth in the agricultural and fisheries sector;
  • creating sustainable and ecologically sound food chains;
  • increasing private investments in developing countries.

Budget Information

The available budget for the second opening call is €30 million. Applicants can apply for a subsidy of at least €500,000 and at most €3 million per project. 

Eligibility Criteria

Application

Please take the following steps to apply: For both steps you require Recognition (Herkenning) level 2 or 2+. If you do not have Recognition, apply for it online via the Recognition (Herkenning) website. Remember to take into account that it will take at least 3 working days to receive your Recognition token. 

Concept note

The applicant (Dutch organization only) can submit their Concept note in digital form up to and including October 1, 2019. Please fill in the digital form of the Concept note and submit it together with the Concept note as attachment. The Concept note can be found below under Downloads at the bottom of this page. You will receive a notification in response to your Concept note within 4 weeks with a CN number. You will need this number when you submit your subsidy application when the tender opens.

Program Phases

The SDGP programme consists of three consecutive phases:

  • Project development – Applicants send in their project idea (Concept note).They will then receive follow-up advice from an RVO advisor on their project idea.
  • Subsidy application – Applicants submit their project proposal together with the subsidy application, after which RVO.nl will assess their application.
  • Implementation and follow-up – After an official approval, applicants may carry out the project with the support of RVO.nl.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit: https://english.rvo.nl/subsidies-programmes/sdg-partnership-facility-sdgp


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