MAY 28, 2018: After careful review of the 450 concept notes submitted during P4G’s first call for applications, the Initiative has selected 24 partnership finalists for the initiative’s 2018 funding and facilitation support. The P4G Partnership Finalists were selected based on eligibility, impact, innovation, growth potential and implementation viability.
The P4G Partnership Finalists included projects in P4G’s five areas of focus: food and agriculture, water, energy, cities, and the circular economy. This year’s finalists involve partnerships in twelve developing countries and include representation from P4G’s eight partner countries.
“The diversity and exciting quality of these 24 finalists would not have been possible without the valuable support from P4G’s national platforms and partner organizations,” remarked Robyn McGuckin, P4G’s Head of Partnerships.
Among the identified partnerships, eight have been selected to submit a full proposal as part of a competitive process to receive up to USD$1 million in scale-up funding; 11 have been selected to qualify for start-up funding of up to USD$100,000; and seven partnerships have been chosen to receive facilitation support.
P4G has already begun actively engaging with all finalists to provide facilitation support and expertise. At the end of July, P4G will announce partnerships selected for start-up funding. After additional materials are reviewed and upon approval from the P4G Board of Directors, the partnerships selected for scale up funding will be announced at the P4G Summit on October 19 and 20 in Copenhagen.
In the coming months, P4G will host a series of webinars and Q&A sessions for partnerships interested in learning more about the P4G partnership application and selection process. P4G expects to begin accepting new applicants for funding and facilitation support in late October 2018.