Effficiency for Access Research and Development Fund

R&D fund focused on appliance technologies or products focused on cooling.


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Clean technology and energy, Renewable energy

The Efficiency for Access Research and Development Fund’s second call for applications opened on 19 June Organisations can visit the EforA Funding page to begin the application process. To be eligible during this second call, organisations must focus on developing an innovative appliance technology or product focused on cooling for use in off- and weak-grid settings, including fans, refrigeration and cold chain. At least £1m is available for this call, with grants available between £50,000 and £200,000.

The fund (received from UK Aid) will be distributed in several rounds to organisations conducting R&D projects that have the potential to accelerate the availability, affordability, efficiency and performance of off-grid and weak grid appliances. 

Important dates

Registration for applications opened on 19 June 2019 and the submission deadline is 16 August 2019 with an expectation that projects will start by 15 October 2019.

Please visit the website to find out more about the application process and full funding criteria:

Research and Development Fund webinar

We would like to invite you to attend the Research and Development Fund second call webinar. The first webinar is on 1 July at 4:00pm BST. The webinar will cover aspects of the second call in greater detail including; eligibility, scope, the application process, due diligence and more. Programme managers will be on hand to answer any additional questions.

A second webinar is scheduled for 8 July at 9:00am BST for any who cannot attend the previous session.

Click here to register for the first webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7247015678562578188

Click here to register for the second webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5160208579892424961