Who can access FONERWA?
line ministries, Government agencies, Districts,
Civil Society Organisations
including academic institutions
and the private sector.
Who can access the fund
Any legal entity in Rwanda (line ministries, private sector, civil society entities) is eligible for funding, provided that the given project proposal deals with topics relevant to the investment avenue and promotes green initiatives in Rwanda.
Preferences are given to legal entities from non-government and civil society organisations (NGOs/CSOs), local government, central governments, public colleges and universities, research and scientific bodies, as well as the private sector.
How to Apply
- The fund's Project Profile Document (PPD) course is designed to support applicants with information on the first phase of submitting a proposal to the fund.
- The objective of the materials is to provide guidance on PPD development. The materials include Project Profile Document (PPD) Template, PPD worked example, and Fund Monitoring and Evaluation Results Matrix. Any PPD must align with the Fund’s results matrix. The offline PPD template is intended to help applicants to develop their project concept.
- PPD forms are submitted on-line through FONERWA website during the public call for proposal. The fund does not receive hard-copy versions of Project Document Profiles and soft copies submitted through e-mail.
- First-time applicants are required to create account through this website here.
- Existing applicants use their login information for submission.
When to Apply
The fund carries out a formalised process of public call for proposals every every six months. A sufficient window of opportunity lasting for one to two months is open during which interested applicants submit their project concepts, known as Project Profile Documents (PPDs) through this website.
The ninth call for proposal is currently open for initiatives that mainstream the environment, climate change and green growth into Rwanda's economic development. Click on the link below to begin your application.
PPDs will be screened by the Fund Management Team against eligibility criteria.
PPD Eligibility Criteria
- Results based, aligns with thematic windows/entry points and FONERWA M&E framework
- Benefits sustained beyond lifetime of project activities
- Demonstrates value for money
- Involves ongoing stakeholder consultation
- Promotes strategic national/international environment/climate objectives
- Conforms with existing legislation and anti-corruption provisions
Screened PPDs are then categorized as green, High Amber, Amber and Red based on their quality in meeting the eligibility criteria.
PPDs that are considered high quality proposals (green) are subjected to quality assurance, a process that determines which green PPDs proceed to the next step of developing full project proposals.
Full proposals will undergo a technical appraisal by the Fund Management Team. The team will assess each PD according to four overall technical appraisal criteria, each with detailed sub-criteria, and assign a priority ranking for submission to the FONERWA Technical Committee.
Technical Appraisal Criteria
- Capacity to leverage additional resources
- Conservation & management of natural resources strengthened and sustained.
- R&D and technology transfer and implementation facilitated and utilised.
- Environment and climate change issues mainstreamed into policies, programmes, plans, budgets and activities for public and non-public agencies.
Types of Funding
The Green Fund’s role is that of a catalyst in the transition towards a green economy, as such it seeks to unlock barriers and bridge gaps. is the vehicle in Rwanda through which environment and climate change ﬁnance is channelled, programmed, disbursed and monitored. As a national Basket Fund, FONERWA is an instrument to facilitate direct access to international environment and climate ﬁnance, as well as to streamline and rationalise external aid and domestic ﬁnance.
Financial support may take the form of:
- Innovation grant
- Loans access