The second call for proposals 2023 of the Business Partnership Facility is launched

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Are you a company with an idea for a project that is commercially viable and that contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)? The Business Partnership Facility can provide you with financial support to make it happen! The deadline for applications is 31 October 2023.

The BPF supports commercially sustainable and innovative business projects led by Luxembourg or European Union companies, with partners (companies, administrations, or civil society) based in developing countries.

This is a co-financing in the form of a grant. It can reach up to 50% of the total budget of the planned project, with a maximum of 200,000 EUR.

What is the selection process?

Projects are selected through a two-stage call for proposals.

Firstly, project leaders complete an application form. Interested companies must demonstrate that their strategy includes respect for human rights, social and environmental standards, and good governance. They must also present briefly their project. Successful applicants at this first stage are then invited to submit a detailed proposal (second stage).

For this second stage, several elements are considered in the selection process: the contribution to the achievement of SDGs, the innovative character, the partnership with an entity from a developing country, and the added value that the BPF co-financing will bring.

What is the deadline for submitting your application?

You have the possibility to submit your application until 31 october 2023. Successful applicants will be notified in January 2024 and will have until April 2023 to submit their detailed proposal.

The BPF team is also available to answer your questions:

The BPF is initiated and financed by the Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and implemented by LuxDev, the Luxembourg Development Cooperation Agency, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce, LuxInnovation, and the Ministry of the Economy.