Supporting water projects throughout Africa

The African Water Facility (AWF) gives grants and technical assistance to mobilise investment for water projects throughout Africa.

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GHANA SAFISANA

TREND Improved sanitation and water supply services

01/09/2009

September 2009 - TREND (Training, Research and Networking for Development), a local NGO, received a €2 million grant to strengthen sector capacity for planning and delivery of pro-poor WASH services in urban areas through...

MULTIN VOLTA NASA

Support for the creation of Volta Basin Authority

01/03/2006

March 2006 - The Volta Basin Technical Committee (VBTC) received a €165,000 grant through an agreement with the Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulics and Fisheries in Burkina Faso - for the creation of the Volta Basin Authority....

Project cycle

A typical project cycle takes six months to first disbursement of grant funding. Grants are generally divided in tranches, released as the project meets defined milestones:

  • 0 – 3 months: Approval
  • 3 – 6 months: Effectiveness
  • 6 months: 1st disbursement
  • 15 months: 2nd disbursement

Projects can last anything from two to five years depending on the complexity and scope. Grants range from €50,000 to €5,000,000.

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