How to apply
All project applications must be made online through PFAN’s Climate Invest Portal. The application consists of an online form and 3 documents: Business Plan, Financial Model and Executive Summary. For our eligibility criteria, please click here.
Instructions to use PFAN’s Climate Invest Portal:
- Registration: Complete the fields of the online registration form and click on Submit. Fields marked with * are mandatory.
- Password creation: You will then receive an email with a link to ‘Create your password’. If you do not receive this email, please check your spam folder. If it is not there, please contact email@example.com. Your password must contain upper- and lower-case letters as well as at least one number.
- You can then log in to Climate Invest using your email address and password.
2. Submitting an application
The online application form requests important summary details about your project. The information you provide here is used to check the eligibility of your project and to carry out an initial evaluation.
Please ensure that the information provided in the form is consistent with your Business Plan and other supporting materials, as deviating numbers may undermine your project’s credibility.
The application consists of an online form and the following 3 documents to be uploaded (maximum total size: 20MB):
- A Business Plan (MS Word or PDF format, not more than 20 pages long)
This free-form proposal, with its annexes, forms the core of your application and the evaluation will be mostly based on this document.
- A Financial Model (preferably in MS Excel format)
- An Executive Summary (should be in MS Word format)
- Other documents related to your business may also be uploaded (such as Commercial Register, etc.)
While completing your application:
- Always save your application before leaving the page, so that you may continue it later (when you return, you will find it under Application Drafts). Only click the submit button when your application is complete.
- The PFAN team needs to process your registration internally, which may take up to 2 days. Once this is done you will receive an email confirming your application can be submitted (once fully completed).
You can create multiple applications in the system and submit them at any time. Applications can be worked on by multiple team members, each with their own accounts. If you would like to link a co-worker’s account to your application, please contact us.
Please do not forget to submit your proposal once it is complete, by clicking on the SUBMIT button. Only proposals that have been submitted can be evaluated.
3. After submission
- Your application will be evaluated in the first round of evaluations following your submission date (usually within three months from submission).
- Applications that are selected for PFAN support will be requested to submit additional detailed information. Following this, coaching support is defined and a contract is signed.
- If your application needs to be revised, you will be notified via email and will have the opportunity to submit new information.
Proprietary Information and Confidentiality
For the purposes of PFAN programme management, it is indispensable that certain data on your project is shared with the following third parties: PFAN Coordinators (Global, Regional and Country Coordinators) and affiliated personnel, Members of the Technical Committee, Members of the Investment Facilitation Team, PFAN Network Members, UNIDO personnel, external evaluators, external partners and Investment Forum judges.
All data recipients are committed to the highest standards of confidentiality in dealing with personal and project data – independent of their location. Nevertheless, we are legally obliged to inform you that a level of protection comparable to that under the GDPR cannot be guaranteed in third countries or international organisations due to the absence of an adequacy decision and appropriate safeguards.
Since PFAN operates internationally and its Trust Fund and investor outreach efforts are managed by UNIDO, many of the above-mentioned data recipients and IT system suppliers are based in third countries or are representatives of international organisations.