SCBF | Swiss Capacity Building Facility

for Income and Employment Generation

Propose a Capacity Building Support

Swiss Competence Centres, Swiss Social Investors and SDC country offices, as well as non-Swiss Competence Centres endorsed by a partner organisation of the SCBF wishing to submit a proposal are asked to complete the project application form (word doc), incl. implementation plan and  budget breakdown (excel files) available below.

Templates for Product Up-scaling proposals:

The primary ‘Product Up-scaling Window’ (PUW) co-funds the development, testing and launching of both client-oriented financial products and product distribution channels that meet the needs of low-income households, smallholders, and micro, small, and medium enterprises with a particular focus on women and rural areas.

SCBF_Application Form_PUW

SCBF  Implementation Plan & Budget

SCBF   Implementation Plan   sample


The application form must be dowloaded through the link above, completed and submitted via email (as a Word attachment + 2 Excel attachments) to the SCBF office at 


Financial Institutions who would like to propose a innovative Capacity Building Support to the SCBF, but who are not linked to a Swiss Competence Centres, Swiss Social Investors or SDC country office, are encouraged to send an email to the SCBF Secretariat ( who will be pleased to advise you further and introduce you to a qualified partner organisation.


Please note: There is no legal entitlement to funding from this programme.  SCBF will not reimburse any costs incurred in connection with the application. If SCBF is unable to consider your application , you will be sent a brief notification.  SCBF is not obliged to provide reasons for any decision to reject a proposal.


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