We will be accepting applications until December 1, 2013.

The PIF will provide 3-6 grants of up to $75,000 to finance and pilot innovations across the value chain. The Alliance seeks to identify and fund innovative technologies and approaches with the potential to scale and significantly contribute to the Alliance’s goal of reaching 100 million households by 2020.

The activities supported by the PIF Fund will drive disruptive change to business as usual through the development of new, innovative ideas that contribute to the development a thriving global market for clean cooking solutions. The Alliance will provide seed capital to finance and pilot these innovations, and recipients are be required to document lessons learned and share results, regardless of success or failure, to advance awareness of scalable solutions in the sector.

The WEF will provide 2-3 grants of up to $75,000 to partners who are interested in innovating around gender and empowerment interventions within their business models. Using the Alliance’s recently released resource guide, Scaling Adoption of Clean Cooking Solutions through Women’s Empowerment as a foundation, funding is available to test and implement the best practices highlighted in the guide at each stage of the value chain.

Both the PIF and WEF are open to entrepreneurial entities working in the clean cooking sector or those whose approaches could integrate cookstoves and fuels, as well as organizations working with entrepreneurial entities to support innovation. Applicants should demonstrate how grant proceeds will enable them to develop and pilot an innovation that can ultimately be scaled.

Alliance partners may apply to both the PIF and WEF.

To apply please visit investment.cleancookstoves.org.