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Call for Proposals

19th Call for Proposals

Impact investing to support SMEs in the commodity sector in developing countries.

The 19th Open Call for Proposals is now closed. The 20th Open Call will be announced soon!


Call for proposals and submission guidelines:

  • Call for Proposals (Pdf)
  • Application form (Pdf and Word)
  • Instruction for completing the application form (Pdf)
  • Balance Sheet and Income Statement (Excel)
For any questions related to the Open Call, please don’t hesitate to contact: .


Frequently Asked Questions

Application forms may be submitted in English only.

Yes, if the country where your project will operate is a Member State* of the CFC, you are eligible to apply for the proposal to be implemented within a Member State. 

Yes, provided that all activities financed by the CFC must be implemented in a Member State of the CFC.

The CFC does not finance start-up companies. Eligible proposals must demonstrate a track record of at least 3 years (addressing substantive as well as financial issues). 

The goal of the CFC is to advance development in commodity dependent developing countries. Research, humanitarian, educational, medical issues are, however, outside the scope of the CFC’s mandate

The CFC funds projects under loan and other debt instruments. The maximum amount is USD 2 million (or EUR equivalent) for regular projects, and up to USD 120,000 under the Fast Track procedure. 

This will be determined depending on the type of project and the risk attached to it. The interest rate will also depend on Government sovereign rates, and usually falls between 5% to 10%.

The CFC will only contact proponents of proposals that are deemed suitable for further consideration by the Consultative Committee. If you not have heard from us two weeks after the dates of Consultative Committee meeting, the proposal was not recommended for follow-up.