Energy Access Fund Program 2019 [Up to €100,000 in Funding]

Applications are open for interested and suitably qualified candidates for the Energy Access Fund Program 2019 [Up to €100,000 in Funding]. The full application details for the Energy Access Fund Program can be accessed below.

Energy Access Fund Program 2019

Applications for the 2nd edition of the Energy Access Fund Program are ongoing. The program aims to foster sustainable renewable energy solutions to boost economic and environmental development in rural areas.

The Access to Energy (A2E) CSR Fund Program is aimed to alleviate energy poverty by supporting sustainable and clean energy projects in developing countries. These projects, based on sustainable renewable energy solutions, will contribute to the social, economic and environmental development of the rural communities in developing countries measured by its value to Sustainable Development Goals indicators.


The 2nd edition of this program has an endowment of 500.000€. Projects may apply for values between € 25,000 and € 100,000. The Fund will cover:

  • up to 75% of the total project costs, for non-profit entities;
  • up to 50% of the total project costs, for for-profit entities.

Areas of Activity

To be accepted, projects must focus on access to clean energy, which are subject to one of the specific areas of activity proposed by EDP:

  • Education: e.g. electricity for lighting, computers and internet services.
  • Health: e.g. energy for lighting of facilities, laboratories, diagnostic equipment and refrigeration of vaccines.
  • Water and Agriculture: e.g. electricity for boreholes, water pumping and crop irrigation.
  • Business: e.g. energy supply of small business initiatives and supply of electricity for machinery and equipment.
  • Community: e.g. electrification of households, community centers and public lighting.


A2E Fund will support energy access projects in Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria and Tanzania.

Project Promoters must meet the following requirements:

  • To be legally incorporated;
  • To be a private entity, non-profit or for-profit, or a non-governmental organization;
  • To have at least 2 (two) years of experience;
  • To have their tax payments in order with the tax administration and their contributions in order with social security, being that these situations must be verified until the time of signing the Collaboration Agreement;
  • To comply on what it is applicable with the Code of Ethics and with the Integrity Policy of the EDP Group;
  • To demonstrate the credibility and ability to develop the projects with which they apply;
  • To not have benefit from other EDP support in the same year.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Social relevance and impact.
  • Ability to implement.
  • Partnerships.
  • Sustainability.
  • Expansion.
  • Number of beneficiaries.
  • Costs / Benefits.


To apply, please check out the Fund Regulation and the Application Form.

•    Phase 1 – Applications Analysis » November/December
•    Phase 2 – Pre-selection I (complementary information) » December/January
•    Phase 3 – Pre-selection II (technical visits) if applicable » January/February
•    Phase 4 – Final Selection & Contracting » February/March

How to Apply for Energy Access Fund Program

Applicants should download the application form HERE.  Forms must be filled and uploaded with other required documents or send by email to

For more information, visit Energy Access Fund.

Application Deadline: November 26, 2019.


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