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Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals

24th Call for Proposals

Impact finance for global value chain to support SMEs in the commodity sector

24th Open Call for Proposals in support of commodity development activities is now closed.

24th Call for Proposals was closed on 1 April 2024.

All information relating to the submission process in this Call for Proposals, i.e., application form and instructions for completing the same, is still accessible but we are no longer able to accept new proposals now.


To contribute to poverty alleviation by strengthening the income-generating capacity of commodity producers and mitigating vulnerability to their economic well being.


To strengthen and diversify the commodity sector in developing countries and transform it to be a major contributor to poverty alleviation and sustained economic growth and development.

However, the 25th Call for Proposals shall be announced soon.
Please note that Application form and Balance Sheet/Income Statement may be submitted in ENGLISH ONLY.

For full details, please download the call for proposals application form and the Balance Sheet/Income statement:

  • Application form (PDF and Word)
  • Balance Sheet and Income Statement (Excel)


Application form and Balance Sheet/Income Statement in other languages please see below:


24th Call for Proposals

Tuesday, 16 January 2024, 15:00 - 16:00 CET


Thursday, 7 March 2024, 10:00 - 11:00 CET
25th Call for Proposals

Tuesday, 7 May 2024, 15:00 - 16:00 CET
Register here

Thursday, 5 September 2024, 10:00 - 11:00 CET
Register here

Webinar Videos

Webinar 24th Call for Proposals, 7 March 2024

Webinar 24th Call for Proposals, 16 January 2024

Frequently Asked Questions

Application forms may be submitted in English only.

Yes, if the country where your project will operate is a Member State* of the CFC, you are eligible to apply for the proposal to be implemented within a Member State. 


Yes, provided that all activities financed by the CFC are implemented in a Member State of the CFC.

The CFC does not finance start-up companies.

Eligible proposals must demonstrate a track record of at least 3 years (addressing substantive as well as financial issues). 

The existence of a credible historical period of operations (documented by audited financial statements) is important.

The goal of the CFC is to advance development in commodity-dependent developing countries.

Matters covered by other international organisations, such as research, humanitarian aid, educational, medical issues fall outside the CFC’s mandate.

SDGs: Sustainable Development Goals (UN).

For further information, please refer to the website of the UN

IRR%: Internal Rate of Return

The CFC funds projects with loan and other debt instruments.

The maximum amount is USD 1.5 million for regular projects, and up to USD 300,000 under the Fast-Track procedure.

However, we show some flexibility when we have projects with higher impacts and good case of finance.

This will be determined depending on the type of project and the risk attached to it.

CFC offers affordable and competitive financing terms and conditions that are tailored to the risk profile and requirements of the borrower.

For certain projects with the appropriate risk profile, the CFC can offer a grace period on its loans, not exceeding 2 years.

The CFC will only contact proponents of proposals that are deemed suitable for further consideration by the Consultative Committee.

If you have not heard from us two weeks after the dates of Consultative Committee meeting, the proposal was not recommended for follow-up.

Please provide a summary of impact indicators consistently with the impact projections in the Excel template attached with the application.

Section 8.1 lists the documents required by the CFC. An application form without these documents will be incomplete.

Section 8.2 lists the documents which are desirable but can be omitted at the application stage.