Funding Opportunities – June 2016

Call for Applications: 2016 UN Energy Grant on “Powering the Future We Want”, Deadline July 15

The UN-DESA Energy Grant has been announced for the year 2016, and the application process has started. The grant carries an award of US$1 million. The thematic focus this year is Energy for Sustainable Transport. The 2016 grant seeks to advance sustainable development by encouraging scientific and technological innovations and fostering leadership initiatives and innovative actions that improve energy for sustainable transport, while addressing economic, social and environmental sustainability.

Applications are open to individuals, institutions or partnerships based on past and current achievements. Successful recipients should be able to demonstrate leadership and innovation in energy for sustainable transport, as well as willingness and ability to implement knowledge transfer through capacity building activities aimed at replicating and scaling up successful experiences and lessons learned. All the details on the grant can be found here, with direct links to the Application, Guidelines and FAQ. For further queries, email:

PACEsetter second funding round now open, Deadline August 12

The second funding round of the PACEsetter Fund is now open. Up to $2 million will be made available for this round, with grant sizes ranging from $50,000 to $300,000. The fund provides early-stage grant funding to allow businesses to develop and test innovative products, business models and systems that increase clean energy access. For more details, please see here.

Ennovent seeks partnerships to impact low-income markets in Kenya and East Africa

Ennovent is seeking partners who work in sectors including Education, Healthcare, Agri-business, Finance, WASH, Energy amongst others and who are interested in collaborating on business opportunities in Kenya. Partners can be individuals and organizations including consultants, development agencies, foundations, investors and corporations. Benefits for partners will include the opportunity to collaborate with a diversified network, develop and implement innovation projects to address business opportunities, and build on knowledge and expertise on pertinent issues. If you are interested in partnering with Ennovent, please fill out this short form.