New York, 17 February 2017 – The Common Fund For Commodities (CFC) is inviting applications for support of commodity development activities in its member countries*. All interested parties are kindly invited to submit qualifying proposals no later than April 30th, 2017.
The CFC provides a range of financial instruments in support of business activities in the field of commodity development, including agriculture, minerals and metals in Developing Countries that, besides giving a sound financial return, also deliver a measurable social and environmental impact. To apply, please download and complete the application form (PDF and Word) according to instructions. Applications are to be made in English only as the CFC cannot provide for translation of proposals submitted in other languages.
Eligible to apply under this Call for Proposals are all legal public and private entities that: – operate in commodity value chains in CFC member countries or provide financial services to micro, small and medium sized businesses operating in these value chains, – have a proven relevant track record of sound commercial operations in the proposed activities over a period of at least 3 years, which can be documented by means of (audited) financial statements, and – share CFC’s values, including internationally recognized principles concerning human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption as reflected in the United Nations Global Compact.
Proponents should identify and specify the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to which the project is expected to contribute. Proponents should also present transparent and verifiable information concerning the baseline data and projections for: (i) Economic impact: – on the economic situation of the participating producer households; – on the commercial /economic position of the applicant organization, (ii) Social impact: – on the position of the benefiting producer households; – on the employment created and the wages paid by the applicant organization, (iii) Environment impact: – of the processing activities by the applicant organization; – of the cultivation practices of the participating producers.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more on the CFC, visit: common-fund.org.
*Eligible Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Finland, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka,Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Zambia, Zimbabwe.
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