Call for Expression of Interest - SHIFT Challenge Fund Facility Opens Second Window
The second window of the Challenge Fund titled “Fostering innovative business models for women’s financial inclusion” will award up to US$1.8 million in matching grants to projects offering either an innovative approach or scaling-up an existing approach for financial service delivery to women in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam.
The SHIFT Challenge Fund Facility invites financial institutions, non-bank financial institutions and businesses to submit an Expression of Interest between the 22 February and 15 April 2016. Following a transparent and competitive selection process, the challenge fund will award the best proposals with matching grants from $100,000 to $500,000 covering approximately 50 per cent of the project’s costs.
SHIFT's Challenge Fund Second Window is primarily funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The UNCDF's Expanding Financial Access (EFA) programme provides earmarked funding to the Second Window in Myanmar.
Information Workshops will be organised to provide a presentation on the Challenge Fund Second Window and clarify questions pertaining to the Expression of Interest (EoI) preparation and submission. The schedule of the Information Workshops will take place as follows:
|21 March 2016||1:30pm-4:30pm||Sunway Hotel, No. 1, Street 92, Sangkat Wat||Phnom Penh, Cambodia|
|25 March 2016||2:00pm-5:00pm||United Nations Development Programme, Lane Xang Avenue||Vientiane, Lao PDR|
|29 March 2016||2:00pm-4:00pm||
GOUNH, Green One UN House, Ground Floor, Conference Room C2, 304 Kim Ma
Hanoi, Viet Nam
Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
|31 March 2016||2:30pm-4:30pm||Park Royal Hotel, 33 Alan Pya Phaya Road, Dagon Township||
APPLY NOW: Second Window Expression of Interest Application Form.
For more information, download the Second Window Information Note.
Submission Deadline: Friday, 15 April 2016 at 23:59 (ICT)
Please submit your completed application form to the following email addresses: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mention in the email subject line: "Confirm Interest in submitting EoI – SHIFT Second Window"