These frequently asked questions help applicants to understand how projects fit with AWF’s remit.
The Recipients of AWF financing or other assistance from the resources of the AWF are regional member countries of the African Development Bank, political subdivisions or agencies thereof as well as regional agencies or institutions concerned with water resource development in Africa.
This implies that the recipient could be:
In order to decide upon the eligibility of NGOs and Civil society organizations, they need to fulfil the following criteria demonstrating their credibility and track record in the water sector. Find out more
All the projects financed by the Facility should have clear performance indicators with good expected outcomes and clear targets.
In considering a request for financing, due considerations are given to the following:
Projects are eligible between the floor of EUR 50,000 and the ceiling of EUR 5,000,000.
The Facility utilises the Results Based Management approach, and hence programmes and projects have to be designed, implemented and monitored within the framework of managing for results.
The Facility requires that statements of expenditure and supporting documents of project expenditures be reviewed and certified by an independent auditor at predetermined intervals to ensure that funds have been utilized in line with the grant agreement.
The funds provided to eligible recipients shall be treated as non-reimbursable grants. In the future, appropriate amendments may be made to the Instrument by the Governing Council and the Board with regards to the introduction of loans and appropriate repayment terms.
AWF has developed clear procedures for requesting financial support. All applicants are requested to read the instructions in the AWF Funding Project proposal carefully and submit sufficient documentation of their submitted projects.
Please send the completed form to the general AWF email address: [email protected]
There is no application deadline to request AWF funding.
The AWF team of experts assesses the received funding requests throughout the year and transmits its evaluation and decision in due course.
An acknowledgement message is sent to confirm the registration of the request by the AWF team.
The contributing donor countries are represented by Algeria, Australia, Austria, Burkina Faso, Canada, Denmark, France, Norway, Senegal, Spain, Sweden, UK, African Development Bank, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, European Commission and The Nordic Development Fund.