16th Open Call for Proposals


Funding Innovation – Making a Difference

The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) provides a range of financial and technical instruments to support projects proposed by enterprises, cooperatives and institutions along the entire commodity value chain in its member countries. These activities cover all segments of the value chain (including production, processing, financing, marketing etc.). This includes services and support functions, that help all participants in the process of value generation to improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of its poorest participants at the bottom of the pyramid.

The support is offered mainly through loans to finance equipment, working capital or trade finance needs. The CFC seeks applications of projects that have reached a state of economic, social and environmental sustainability. These applications should clearly show operational and financial viability, with a proven track record. Women entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply.

Project proposals incorporating innovative solutions for the commodity sector (e.g. new agritech applications, increase availability of renewable and affordable energy, expanding environmental services) are especially expected to be submitted.

All interested parties are kindly invited to submit qualifying proposals no later than 15 April 2020.

• Call for Proposals (PDF)

• Application form (PDF and Word)

• Instructions for completing the application form (PDF)

• Balance Sheet and Income Statement (Excel)

For any questions related to the Open Call, please contact:

opencall@common-fund.org