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Seed Capital Assistance Facility

Seed Capital

Seed Capital

Assistance Facility II

Goal & Purpose

Sustainable Development Goals – Affordable and clean energy
Sustainable Development Goals – Sustainable Cities and Communities
Sustainable Development Goals – Climate Action

The Seed Capital Assistance Facility (SCAF) for renewable energy (RE) II was set-up in 2014 to increase the availability of investment for early-stage development of low-carbon projects in developing countries. During early stage of development, projects carry a significant risk that is reduced only once all permits have been secured and legal, operational and financial viability has been demonstrated. Although the investment requirements are modest at this stage, third-party financing is not readily available. SCAF addresses this financing gap by providing financial support on a cost-sharing and co-financing basis via private equity funds, venture capital funds and project development companies.

SCAF II is jointly implemented with UN Environment and funded by UK Aid and the German BMU. Frankfurt School’s role is deal origination, due diligence of potential partners and monitoring of key performance indicators.

Within the framework of SCAF I + II,

we are currently working with an array of partners that have renewable energy projects across a wide span of countries in Africa and Asia.

Derek Campbell, Senior Investment Manager at FS Impact Finance

Partner & client feedback

Seed Capital Assistance Facility

in Figures

partners supported by SCAF II in Asia and Africa
million USD co-financing for clean energy projects in frontier markets
renewable energy projects supported

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