Green Fund, South Africa


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The Green Fund is a national fund that was established in South Africa and aims to support South Africa’s transition to a low carbon, resource efficient and climate resilient development pathway, delivering developmental and environmental co-benefits. The Fund is headquartered in Midrand and is managed by the Development Bank of South Africa (DBSA) on behalf of the Federal Department of Environmental Affairs. A number of national and international institutions are supporting the Green Fund.

Eligibility to Receive Funding

Governmental (national, sub-national) and nongovernmental institutions. The list of supported projects is available online.

Regional Focus: South Africa

Sector Focus

The main funding windows are:

  • Green cities and towns;
  • Low carbon economy;
  • Environmental and natural resource management.
  • More specific information on funding windows is available online.

Funding Conditions

Grants, loans, and equity

Application Procedure

Applications must be submitted through an online portal in response to the annual call. In March 2018, the call for 2018 opened. More information can be found online.119


Green Fund

Development Bank of Southern Africa

1258 Lever Road

Headway Hill


South Africa



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