Eligibility Criteria

  • Must have registered a business with CIPC
  • Preferences will be given to female entrepreneurs
  • Must be willing to sign an accelerator contract and complete the full programme in person plus R 1000 commitment fee payable upfront
  • Must be willing to be interviewed
  • Must attend an in person information session (date to be confirmed)
  • Compulsory SHIFT session must be attended
  • Positive attitude
  • Highly motivated
  • Strong leadership skills

Proposals must meet the following criteria:


All projects must:

  • start on or after 1 April 2024
  • end by 31 March 2027
  • help deliver clean energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, or the Indo-Pacific
  • include a UK registered administrative lead
  • if you are an international organisation, partner with a UK administrative lead
  • involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME), from anywhere in the world

Early-stage projects can have costs of £50k-£300k and last 3-12 months.

Closing date