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New partnership opportunities to support off-grid renewable energy in the Pacific and Timor-Leste

New partnership opportunities to support off-grid renewable energy in the Pacific and Timor-Leste

The Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific (AIFFP) has today announced new partnership opportunities for organisations with solutions for providing reliable and affordable off-grid energy access to remote communities in the Pacific and Timor-Leste.

The new partnerships, implemented through AIFFP and the Business Partnerships Platform, support the Australian Government’s enhanced commitment to climate action in the region, and offer successful applicants up to AUD 1 million in co-funding for renewable energy initiatives.

This first-round call for funding opportunities is part of the Pacific Climate Infrastructure Financing Partnership, established by the Australian Government to invest in renewable energy and climate infrastructure projects to respond and adapt to climate change risks and impacts in the region.

The partnerships aim to increase access to reliable and affordable off-grid renewable energy to improve the lives, livelihoods and climate resilience of communities in the Pacific and Timor-Leste who cannot connect to an electricity grid. Proposals are eligible from all Overseas Development Assistance-eligible countries in the region.

Applications may be submitted by businesses, utilities, non-governmental organisations, academic institutions or other entities, either individually or in consortia, to deliver their initiatives in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Applicant organisations can originate from any country but must be eligible to operate in their proposal country. At least one private sector partner needs to be included in the partnership.

The submission of concept notes closed on 23 October 2023. For more information visit: https://thebpp.com.au/call-for-partnerships/bpp-call-for-off-grid-renewable-energy-partnerships-in-the-pacific-and-timor-leste/. For additional information, please contact applications@thebpp.com.au