Call for Proposals: Innovation Fund

Press releases, 16.02.2021

The Embassy of Switzerland through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is seeking concept proposals to set-up, run, or collaborate with existing set-ups to co-fund an Innovation Fund that provides capacity building and catalytic capital towards impactful enterprises based in Tanzania. 

Innovation for Social Change
Innovation for Social Change © IIH

Who can apply:

The call for proposals welcomes applications from single organisations, organisations with subcontractors, consortia or alliances of different stakeholder groups. SDC is looking for partners with proven experiences and competences in the mentioned fields, demonstrated capacity to develop and implement projects of similar volume and complexity, and a good anchoring in and context knowledge on Tanzania.


The period foreseen to financially support potential programmes is 10 years (starting January 2022).


SDC will make annual grants to the Fund of CHF 1.5 million. SDC is looking for a partner(s) who are able to mobilise at least CHF 1.5 million per year.


The deadline for submitting a proposal is April 30, 2021 23.59 hrs.