The Modern Cooking Facility for Africa (MCFA) is a new financing programme supporting access to and scale-up of higher tier clean cooking solutions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The MCFA programme offers results-based financing combined with catalytic grant financing for clean cooking companies to grow and scale up their businesses in the project countries. This will support the development of new markets for the clean cooking sector and accelerate access to modern, affordable and high-technology cooking equipment for urban and peri-urban consumers. The available funding for all country programmes is EUR 30.8 million.
The programme will also offer technical assistance to successful Cooking Service Providers, including advice on, for example, product and business model development, monitoring, basic business fundamentals and formalisation, strategy and human resource management. Technical assistance can also be provided for Cooking Service Providers to access carbon finance. More information about this is available in the Pre-Qualification guidelines.
Apply for funding by registering for the online application system
The application system will open on 20 April 2022 at 16:00 Helsinki time (UTC +3) and close on 21 June 2022 at 12:00 Helsinki time (UTC +3).
To start your application process, register to the application intake system here.
After first time registration you can login to the application intake system by using the same link as above.
Questions and Answers
For questions related to the online application tool and how to submit an application, please visit the application intake system’s support section for guidance. It can be accessed from the main portal once you are registered and logged in. Please only post questions related to the ongoing Call for Proposals via the application intake system’s support section, as specified in the Pre-Qualification Guidelines (also available in French)
Applicants are requested to send any questions regarding the Call for Proposals and application process through the application intake system at the latest by 18 May 2021 at 12:00 Helsinki time (UTC +3). Questions and answers will be made available to all registered Applicants in an anonymised and redacted form by 27 May 2022 via the application intake system’s support section.
Download the Invitation Letter and Pre-Qualification Guidelines for more information on the application process and eligibility criteria beneath.