Nexus Grants for Innovative Eco-friendly Projects

Deadline: 31 August 2013
Open to: NGOs, social enterprises and other development-focused organizations
Grant: US$60,000 per project


Grants for Innovation (“G4I”) encourages innovation to scale up low-carbon technologies that contribute toward the Millennium Development Goals, including innovations which enable such projects to overcome financial, social and legal barriers. Innovations are expected to:

  • have strong potential for social impact, in particular poor populations
  • have strong potential for climate change mitigation
  • be feasible for scale-up, or replication in other areas or countries
  • be built on a robust business model

G4I is administered by Nexus-Carbon for Development. Nexus is a cooperative of development organizations that support vulnerable communities by scaling up successful climate-friendly projects. This nonprofit and collaborative structure enables members to share expertise and services, access technical assistance and international funding opportunities such as carbon finance. Nexus Members are award-winning development organizations, including social enterprises and NGOs, recognized for their significant impact in their fields.

Nexus-Carbon for Development is a cooperative of development organization acting for a better world, by identifying, educating, and enabling the poor to have a real and improved access to and control over energy and other natural resources and services, while ensuring that the natural resources are managed sustainably and responsibly. It will also influence global, regional and national players in climate finance and development sectors to embrace its values and vision, through action and dialogue.


Applications are invited from NGOs, social enterprises and other development-focused organizations. The Grant is US$60,000 per project; G4I will award up to two Grants in 2013.


The deadline is 31 August 2013. Please send a brief description of your organization and activities to in order to receive the Official Rules and Application Form.

For more information, please visit the official website

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