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Convergence open 2 new design funds for submissions (Deadline Feb 10 2020)

Posted by Deesha Chandra (Admin) Nov 27, 2019 Posted in Finance

Indo-Pacific Design Funding Window

The Indo-Pacific Design Funding Window provides grant funding for the design and launch of catalytic blended finance solutions focused on sustainable and resilient infrastructure in certain countries in the Indo-Pacific region. This Window is funded by the Australian Government.


Types of Applications

Practitioners can apply for feasibility study or proof of concept funding:

  • Feasibility study: Funding to explore the feasibility of the vehicle. For example, assessing the investability/bankability of the transaction, conducting market scoping and developing the vehicle structure. Convergence will award grants up to $200,000 for feasibility studies. Promising feasibility studies funded through the Design Funding Window will be considered for follow-on proof of concept funding.
  • Proof of concept: If a feasibility study (or equivalent) has been completed, funding to complete all design and structuring activities to launch the vehicle. For example, finalizing the capital structure and financial model, establishing the legal structure, and producing key documents. Convergence will award repayable grants up to $350,000 for proof of concept work. 

Application Submission Deadlines

Applications to the Indo-Pacific Design Funding Window will be considered on a rolling basis. The upcoming application deadlines are given below.

  • February 10, 2020
  • August 10, 2020

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

 

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Asia Natural Capital Design Funding Window

The Asia Natural Capital Design Funding Window provides grant funding for the design and launch of catalytic blended finance solutions focused on natural capital in Asia. This Window is funded by the RS Group, a family office based in Hong Kong.

This Window will support blended finance solutions that find new ways to enhance and protect the world's stock of natural assets, including water, land, soil, air, plants and animals, by attracting private investment at scale. For example, solutions could be aimed at:

  • Protecting biodiversity
  • Reducing ecosystem degradation (e.g. deforestation)
  • Mitigating and adapting to climate change
  • Reducing unsustainable use of land and oceans
  • Restoring and rehabilitating impaired terrestrial, coastal and aquatic ecosystems

...while providing a fair and sustainable living to local communities.

Please refer to the Factsheet on the Asia Natural Capital Design Funding Window for more information


Types of Applications

Practitioners can apply for feasibility study or proof of concept funding:

  • Feasibility study: Funding to explore the feasibility of the vehicle. For example, assessing the investability/bankability of the transaction, conducting market scoping and developing the vehicle structure. Convergence will award grants between $50,000 and $200,000 for feasibility studies. Promising feasibility studies funded through the Design Funding Window will be considered for follow-on proof of concept funding.
  • Proof of concept: If a feasibility study (or equivalent) has been completed, funding to complete all design and structuring activities to launch the vehicle. For example, finalizing the capital structure and financial model, establishing the legal structure, and producing key documents. Convergence will award repayable grants between $200,000 and $500,000 for proof of concept work.

Application Submission Deadlines

Applications to the Asia Natural Capital Design Funding Window will be considered on a rolling basis. The upcoming application deadlines are given below.

  • February 10, 2020
  • May 10, 2020
  • August 10, 2020
  • November 10, 2020

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Any WWF teams applying for this funding window, please link in with Melissa Moye, Senior Director, Conservation Finance, WWF-US.

 

This post was edited on Dec 10, 2019 by Deesha Chandra

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Comments (2)

Norizan Mohd Mazlan says... Nov 29, 2019

Hi Deesha, would the Kedah landscape be eligible for this in its current stage (Discover stage) or would it need to be closer to development of an investment plan?

Deesha Chandra says... Nov 29, 2019

Hiya Norizan, i believe once the investment plan is ready, you could probably use that information to apply for this fund. Its likely to still be open for applications by the time your investment plan is complete. Key for the Asia focused one appears to be how pubic and philanthropic finance will be blended for natural capital sector. 

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