Partnerships for Growth (P4G)


The partnerships for growth program runs until the end of 2022, in this period applications are reviewed, project timelines surpass this period.   


  • Start-up grant funding of up to $100,000 for a partnership to show its proof of concept.  
  • Scale-up grant funding of up to $1,000,000 for a partnership to actively build growth, establish a structure for commercialization and replication, and make it a financially-viable proposition

Project Focus

Comply with one of the SDG’s:  SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation, SDG 2 Zero Hunger, SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy,  SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities,  SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production (circular economy)

Target countries 

Countries: ​​Bangladesh, Colombia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, South Africa, and Vietnam.

Eligible applicants 

P4G only funds highly transformative partnerships. Each partnership must designate an administrative partner to be contractually responsible for P4G funding. The administrative partner will be the sole contractual recipient of P4G funds and must be a legally registered non-commercial entity. The partnership must include at least one commercial partner (a business or group of businesses) and at least one non-commercial partner (non-governmental organizations, civil society, business member organizations, associations, trade unions, or others that operate on a non-profit basis).

The partnership’s emerging business model must deviate significantly from what has been done before in the country of implementation, with the ability to be a “game changer” in the sector, disruptive to current unsustainable models. The business plan for the product or service at the core of the partnership must show potential for future returns on investment. Partnerships focused on technical assistance or intending to remain dependent on grants should not apply.


  1. Concept note, Partnership prepares and submits concept note to P4G.
  2. Screening & Evaluation. P4G screens applicants for eligibility, then scores with independent advisors. 
  3. Draft Proposal. Partnership submits full proposal and business plan. 
  4. Co-creation, P4G discusses with each partnership how to strengthen proposal and impact. 
  5. Pitch & Final, Partnership presentation to P4G and independent advisors, and final proposal submission.
  6. Final Evaluation. P4G and independent advisors score partnerships’ final plans.
  7. Approval, Finalist submitted P4G Executive Committee for approval. 

Why work with Scaling International?

Scaling International helps companies to access impact finance: grants intended to create positive impact beyond financial return. We have knowledge of grant options that may apply to you. Please note that Scaling International is not affiliated with any of the above organisations. Contact us (info@scalinginternational.com) for a free assessment to find out whether your idea may qualify for financing and how we can be of your service.