18th Open Call for Proposals

FUNDING INNOVATION – MAKING A DIFFERENCE

The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) is seeking applications for financing projects along the commodity value chains. CFC provides a range of financial and technical instruments to support projects proposed by SMEs/enterprises, cooperatives, and institutions along the entire commodity value chain in its member countries.

CFC follows a more human and environment-centered approach in business. Such business activities are expected to cover all segments of the value chain (including production, processing, financing, marketing, research 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 for equipment, working capital or trade finance to invest in productivity and value chain upgradations. 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, innovative productivity practices, regenerative technologies, increase availability of renewable and affordable energy, expanding environmental services, expediting green recovery, adding to the nutrition security, climate friendly practices contributing to biodiversity, saving deforestation, digitalization etc ) are especially encouraged to apply.

Please read our application template with care and submit when you think you fulfill those criteria in line with CFC’s mission and vision. Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any query at OPENCALL@COMMON-FUND.ORG


COVID-19 UPDATE AND OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The CFC is sentient to the vulnerabilities of the smallholders along the agricultural value chains in the face of COVID-19 pandemic. Problems facing vulnerable people in commodity value chain and their green recovery remain the focus of the CFC.  It remains a matter of concern that the economic livelihoods of smallholders/SMEs are likely to be affected by the pandemic in multiple ways.

To ensure best level of support to its target groups and thereby to begin the process of green recovery, the CFC project cycle is running without interruption, and all proposals are considered as per schedule as indicated in the Call.

All interested SMEs/enterprises/ cooperatives/governments are kindly invited to submit qualifying proposals no later than 15 April 2021.

For full details, please download the call for proposals and submission guidelines:

  • 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