BRILHO programme launches the extension of the first call for applications to the Market Development Fund

Maputo, 20 October 2021 - SNV through the BRILHO programme is launching today (20/10/2021) the extension of the first call for applications to the Market Development Fund (MDF) for green mini-grid initiatives that were launched in February 2020.

This call for proposals is specific to green mini-grid initiatives and follows the approval in September by the Government of Mozambique of the Regulation for Access to Off-Grid Energy. This regulation is the result of a Government effort, supported by the BRILHO programme, which recognises the importance of the sector to catalyse rural socio-economic development, leveraging private sector investment and improving the quality of life for millions of Mozambicans.

The application stage and submission of expression of interest proposals will run from October 20th until November 7th, 2021.

The BRILHO programme, through the Market Development Fund (MDF) in this call, offers selected companies a unique combination of structured, non returnable funding of up to £750,000 and specialized technical assistance.

To apply to this call for applications of the MDF, please follow this link. For further information and guidance, please check the Guidelines for Applicants, available in English here and in Portuguese here.

About the BRILHO programme

BRILHO is a 5-year programme, with national coverage, that will catalyse the off-grid energy market in Mozambique, promoting and supporting business initiatives that can provide clean and affordable energy solutions to the population and businesses in a competitive and sustainable manner. BRILHO is funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and implemented by SNV -Netherlands Development Organisation.

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