NCF has launched nine Calls for Proposals for innovative climate change projects in developing countries since its launch in 2009. During its operation, a total of EUR 41 million in grant financing has been allocated to 99 projects in 22 countries. The implementation of the on-going projects will continue according to the plan. No further calls for proposals are planned.
NCF can finance projects in the following 21 countries:
Eligible applicants must be registered legal entities, such as:
Projects should be implemented through partnerships between Nordic and local partners in an eligible NCF country. In addition, the project partnership may entail other partners.
All project partners shall have a meaningful role in the implementation of the project.
Do you have a great climate solution?
Prepare an application for NCF and tell us about your project idea.
The strongest project ideas will receive between EUR 250,000 and 500,000.
Test your climate solution in practice!
Check the concept note application guidelines
Register to the SmartME online application system
Find the concept note application template
Prepare your concept note
Eligible applications are scored by the evaluation committee
Highest scoring concept notes are selected to submit a full proposal
Project specific comments are shared with all eligible applicants
Check the full proposal application guidelines
Log in to the SmartME online application system
Find the full proposal application template
Prepare your full proposal application
All submitted eligible full proposals are scored by the evaluation committee
Highest scoring full proposals are selected for due diligence interviews
Project specific comments are shared with all evaluated full proposals
Contract negotiations with shortlisted applicants
Project implementation can start
If you cannot find the confirmation email in your inbox, check the folder for junk mail (spam). The confirmation email from the system may have been directed there. If you have been invited to participate in the development of a project proposal from a partner organisation or colleague, but the invitation link to the online system has expired, the system will automatically send you a new link to use. If you have other problems, please contact us at NordicClimateFacility@ndf.fi.
No, you can open and revise the application as many times as you want. Please ensure you always press “Save as draft” to ensure the latest modifications are saved.
Please ensure that only a limited amount of people can submit the application in the SmartME system. This is done under My application - manage partners - add user. If the application is submitted prematurely, contact the NCF team on firstname.lastname@example.org and they can un-submit the application. Please note it can take up to 2 working days for the NCF team to do this.
Yes. The lead Nordic partner can invite colleagues and project partners to review/revise and/or submit the application. This is done under My application - manage partners - add user in the SmartME system. The person who initially registered to the SmartMe system (the lead Nordic partner) can at any point in time change the user rights of each individual person.
In case of any technical issues, please directly contact the technical support of the SmartME system.
No, unfortunately NCF does not have a matchmaking service.
Yes, partners who have received NCF-funding previously are eligible to apply again.
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