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Access to Energy - 6th Edition

Registration for the 6th edition of the EDP's Access to Energy Fund is now open.

We believe that the future is electric and renewable, and that sustainability can make a difference in the lives of many people who are in remote locations without access to energy.

The 6th edition has an endowment of 1 million euros to invest in sustainable and clean energy projects, which helps to alleviate energy poverty on our planet. Organizations may apply for co-funding from 50.000 euros to 150.000 euros, covering up to 75% of the project costs of non-profit entities and up to 50% of the project costs of for-profit entities.

In this edition we will support projects that are located in these countries:

  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda

Projects must address one of these areas of activity:

Areas de atividade A2E


Calendário A2E 2024 EN
6th Edition Applications

Registrations are open:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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Who can apply?

Non-profit and for-profit organizations can apply. Individuals or groups of persons are not eligible for funding.
Organizations must be legally incorporated and registered for over 2 years. 

Do Applicants must be registered in the implementation country?

Project promoters may be from any country in the world. However, the projects must be implemented in the countries stated in the Call for Proposals: Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, and Rwanda.

The project must be limited to a specific country. Projects that cover two countries are not eligible.

Please note that local partnerships are very relevant for evaluating the proposed project.

How can we apply?

Applications will be managed via the online platform. Check the document "Filling Instructions" for more information.

Which energy resources are eligible?

Clean energy sources such as solar, hydro, wind, and biomass. Fossil fuels, unproven solutions, or early-stage development are not eligible for funding.

The energy solutions to be implemented must bring an effective benefit to the beneficiaries, with the promotion of energy sustainability being quite relevant. Different clean energy sources can be included in the same project as long as the logic of benefit to the target community is objectively evidenced.

What type of projects are eligible?

The Fund will focus on five major topics for which energy makes a key contribution: education, health, water, business, and community. The description of each line of action on the webpage and Regulation are just examples of potential projects; they are not limited to those. More projects can fit into the categories. Check the past editions for more information on the type of supported projects.

Please note that if your organization has already benefited from the support of the A2E Fund, you are not eligible to apply within the scope of the same project; a new project must be presented.

My organization is opening a new branch. Can the expansion for a new region/market be considered as an eligible project?

If the project submitted focus solely on the expansion and commercial activities, not taking into account all criteria for selection (social impact, partnerships, etc.) and for instance, the majority of the co-funding requested is for Human Resources or development expenses to open stores, it will not be considered.

Our organization does not have an Annual Activity Report. How should we proceed?

Depending on the type of organization, it can be the Annual Activity Report and/or the Financial Report.

However, be aware that these documents also help assess the level of experience, budget management capacity, and the type of activities the organization carries out. We advise that all shared reports be clear and transparent regarding these dimensions.

How do you select which projects to fund?

Projects are reviewed according to the criteria stated in the Regulation:

  • Social relevance
  • Project development
  • Experience in similar projects
  • Project feasibility
  • Target audience
  • Sustainability
  • Partnerships
  • Replicability and scalability

If any clarification or additional information is needed during the analysis of the proposed project, the A2E team will communicate with the Applicants via email. The final decision will be made through a committee of experts. 

The selected and unselected projects will be notified by email with the final decision. 

What are EDP contractual requirements?

A Collaboration Agreement will be signed between EDP and the Lead Applicant. The Agreement will include the detailed budget, timeline, milestones, and reporting requirements, adjusted to the project and agreed upon before signing. The Collaboration Agreement will also determine participation in a Social and Environmental Impact Assessment.

How can I get more information?

For additional information or clarifications you may use the contact email address

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