Grants & Loans Award Process

Grants and loan applications are approved and rejected on the merit of the project, but the assessment thereof is done at 3 committees:

  • The Fund Management Committee (FMC): Where funding applications are presented for initial screening in terms of whether they meet the criteria and also a check on completeness of the applications. The FMC then prepares the proposals for the second round of screening at the Technical Advisory Panel.
  • Technical Advisory Panel (TAP): Where Subject experts assess the applications against environmental, economic and social criteria. The TAP collectively analyses the funding proposals and business plans and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors.
  • The Board of Directors: The board approves projects for funding.

 

Grants and Loans awarded (listed in order of most recent)

2016 Awards

Project Name

Location

Region

Contact person

Total Budget awarded (N$)

Project Descriptions

Focal Area

 

 

 

 

Environmental & Social Safeguards (ESS) analysis done!

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Approved at Board meeting of 22nd February 2016

 

 

 

 

GRANTS

 

 

 

 

Debushing for crop and livestock production on Farm Dempsy

Farm Dempsy

Kunene

Moeti L. Swartbooi

500 000.00

 

Sustainable land management through de-bushing of heavily bush encroached land; contribute to national food security

NRM

 

 

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Sustainable agricultural practices at Villa- Vandu Community Gardening project

 

Kunene

H.E.J Mumbuu

320 000.00

 

Promote sustainable utilization of natural resources by engaging in sustainable agricultural practices that conserve soils and water resources

NRM

 

 

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Sustainable agriculture at Ehomba Gardening Project

Ehomba Village (Opuwo)

Kunene

Moses U. Tjiriange

440 978.78

 

Promote sustainable utilization of natural resources by engaging in sustainable agricultural practices that conserve soils and water resources

NRM

 

 

 

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Reintroduction of Marama Bean for food security and prevention of land degradation

Otjimati, Epukiro

Omaheke

P. Chimwamurombe (UNAM)

350 000.00

The project re-introduces a neglected indigenous legume with a dual role in food and in preventing land degradation in Omaheke region

NRM

 

 

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LOANS

 

 

 

Animal Fodder production through the aereoponic system

Ondangwa Farmers Market

Oshana

Mrs. Beata Xulu      (Serve Investment Six Eight (Pty) Ltd (Agri Green Grow)

1,380,250.00

Highly nutritious fodder production through the aereoponic system. The seed growth cycle is 7 days; the fodder is approximately 20cm high and has optimal nutritional value. The units are insulated and use 96% less water than conventional farming.

Green Technology promotion

 

 

 

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Recycling of solid waste at 3 Namibian major towns

Swakopmund, Walvis Bay & Ondangwa

Erongo & Oshana Region

Mr. Gys Louw           (Rent-A-Drum (Pty) Ltd)

4,000,000.00

Decrease the volume of solid waste at municipal landfill sites for the 3 towns that will be serviced.

Green Technology promotion

 

 

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2015 Awards

 

Date of Board, FMC & TAP sitting

 

Approved project

 

Type of financing approved

Approved amount (N$)

 

 

 

 

 

 

7-Apr-15

 

 

 

Communal Conservancy Pavilion at the Namibia Tourism Expo - a NACSO initiative

 

Grant

150,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

31-Mar-15

 

 

 

Establishment of Research Center for Material Science for UNAM MRC

 

Grant

500,000.00

 

 

Waste bottles recycling enterprise development by Ngunga Investments

 

Loan

960,242.68

 

 

Control of rabies epizootic in Namibian Kudu by Namibia Agricultural Union

 

Grant

600,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

16-Mar-15

 

 

 

Project development grant for full project application for Liisa Leather Works

 

Seed grant

10,000.00

 

 

Project development grant for full project application for Tuhanganeni Community project

 

Seed grant

10,000.00

 

 

Project development grant for full project application for Mic Mar Guesthouse

 

Seed grant

10,000.00

 

 

Conservation Agriculture: Crop cultivation using climate adaptation methods

 

Grant

140,000.00

 

 

Promotion of Organic Fertilizer in large scale crop cultivation schemes by Olushandja Horticultural Producers Association

 

Grant

445,000.00

 

 

Development of a climate adaptation crop cultivation project for Oshali community

 

Grant

460,941.90

 

 

Development of a publication, "Birds of Namibia - Red data" by Sustainable Solutions Trust

 

Grant

150,000.00

 

 

Water-supply project for the Vasdraai Resettlement farm by GreenCycle Investment

 

Grant

740,557.06

 

 

 

 

 

 

1-Dec-14

 

 

 

Summer Desertification Programme - Gobabeb DRFN

 

Grant

496,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

19-Nov-14

 

 

 

Prevention of Rhino Poaching during the Festive Season, December 2014 and January 2015 and beyond, by NACSO-NRWG

 

Grant

499,950.00

 

 

Tourism Concession financing for Hobatere Concession (Kunene Region) by #Khoadi-//hoas Conservancy

 

Loan

3,976,926.00

 

 

Fodder manufacturing using resource efficient technology - hydroponics, by Green Grazing Solutions

 

Loan

4,000,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1-Sep-14

 

 

 

Unleashing the Potential of Improving Rural Income and Nutrition through Cultivation and Use of the Moringa Tree, by Komeho Namibia Development Agency

 

Grant

500,000.00

 

 

Anti-poaching initiatives in Kunene Region by IRDNC

 

Grant

455,537.16

 

 

Rainwater harvesting project by Ndjoura Investments

 

Grant

350,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

28-Aug-14

 

 

 

Manufacturing of organic fertilizer by Greenfields Namibia

 

Loan

3,980,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

17-Jul-14

 

 

 

Manufacturing furniture from waste wood pallets - Benz Woodwork

 

Loan

1,000,000.00

 

 

The Namibian Princess: A Children's Itinerary by Ndaponah Shikangalah

 

Grant

100,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

1-Jun-14

 

 

 

Eco Awards

 

Grant

49,575.00

 

 

SmartSani Toilets for Okahandja Park Settlement by Kankama Trading

 

Grant

150,000.00

 

 

Klein Karas Community Cooperative

 

Grant

150,000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

15-May-14

 

 

 

Waste Tyre Recycling project by Metallurgical Research and Consulting cc

 

Grant

253,920.00

 

 

Planned herding & grazing in Nyae Nyae Conservancy by Nyae Nyae Community Cooperative

 

Grant

488,550.00

 

 

Nico Nature Resource Management and Training Centre

 

Grant

150,000.00