Grant Application Process

This is the regular grant application process which can slightly change in certain cases. After the submission of the proposal, the steps include pre-quality checks, project committee meeting, decision, and tripartite contract. Please find below a more detailed explanation.

The 5 Grant Application Process Steps

01 Proposal Submission

  • Submission of proposals on a rolling basis (submit at least six weeks ahead of the planned project start)

02 Pre-Quality Checks

  • Project pre-quality check is conducted by an SCBF member with subject matter expertise
  • A three member project committee is selected (consisting of two SCBF private sector members and one SDC representative)
  • The Secretariat ensures completeness of the application and sends the pre-checked proposal to the project committee and the Financial Administrator and Controller

03 Project Committee Meeting

  • Project committee members submit their assessment of the proposal to the Secretariat confidentially prior to the project committee meeting
  • The Financial Controller assesses the financials of the proposal and provides his feedback prior to the project committee meeting
  • The project committee discusses the project in a closed meeting (grant application is not circulated outside the project committee)

04 Decision

  • The secretariat informs the grantee of the outcome of the committee meeting

05 Contract

  • Tripartite contracts are signed by the applicant and the partner financial institution