- Five year, £60m partnership launched in 2016
- Create and scales pioneering energy enterprises and enablers that serve low-income consumers and small businesses in Africa
- Part of FCDO’s wider Transforming Energy Access programme
Several ongoing partnerships with the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), USAID and Power Africa are driving access to energy and transport solutions around the world.
Transforming Inclusive Energy Markets (TIME)
Scaling Energy Access Markets in Africa (SEAM)
- $42m partnership that ran from 2016 until 2022
- Focused on increasing access to affordable renewable energy for off-grid households in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Household Solar Funders Group (HSFG)
- Based on an earlier, smaller, initiative SF is currently hosting the Household Solar Funders Group (HSFG)
- The HSFG is a group of funders (donors & investors) with an interest in expanding the off-grid solar energy market at household level in Sub-Saharan Africa
- The ultimate objective of the HSFG is to accelerate access to energy (SDG7), through funder collaboration on activities which address market barriers and benefit from a collective approach
Promotion of Women in Energy-Related Enterprises for Development (POWERED)
- Three year programme with FCDO (India) designed to promote gender inclusion in the Indian energy development sector
- Will create 5000 jobs and support more than 100 women-owned enterprises in rural and urban India
Catalysing Agriculture by Scaling Energy Ecosystems (CASEE)
- £30m, seven-year co-funding partnership with the UK Government’s Research and Evidence Division (RED) launched in 2019
- Accelerating access to energy for smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia
- Aiming to leverage £110m of additional funding into the sector
Regional Electric Vehicle Value-chain Development (REVV'D)
- Three-year co-funding partnership founded by SF and the Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office
- Developing ecosystems that accelerate the market led adoption of e-motorcycles and e-vehicles in Ethiopia, Uganda and Rwanda
As part of our strategic partnerships we are committed to sharing learnings from our portfolio to to encourage faster progress in the social investment sector.