EU-AITF funding is available from two different envelopes:
> The regional envelope promotes projects with a demonstrable regional impact.
> The “Sustainable Energy for All” SE4ALL envelope supports regional, national and local projects targeting SE4ALL objectives.
The EU-AITF offers:
> Technical assistance in support of all project phases
> Interest rate subsidies to decrease the EU-AITF Financiers’ loan interest rates
> Investment Grants to finance project components or part of the investment
> Financial Instruments like guarantees, risk mitigation measures, equity or quasi-equity investments or participations
> Energy: geothermal, hydropower, biomass, solar and wind power plants, transmission lines, sustainable cooking fuels, etc.
> Transport: road and railway networks, ports, maritime and river routes, air transport, etc.
> Water: water supply, treatment and sanitation plants, etc.
> Information and communication technologies (ICT): submarine and terrestrial internet cables, satellite-based infrastructure, etc.
> Projects must contribute to economic development and trade, demonstrate African ownership and last, but not least, show a strong development impact by contributing to poverty reduction.
> Projects must be economically viable and have sustainable Operations & Maintenance plans.
> Projects must be financed by at least one member of the EU-AITF Project Financiers Group (PFG) and shall ideally be a candidate for PFG co-financing.