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8 December 2016


Green Finance Database

The Green Finance Desk has compiled and continues to maintain a database of funding sources and incentives that could be relevant to companies operating in the green space.

The database contains information on funding opportunities, the types of funding and institutions providing the funding and contact details. It is ideal for any entity seeking a broad range of funding solutions and financial incentives, with a largely South African focus.

The database is available to view and download here


Government Funding and Incentives Database

An updated document focused on government funding and incentives is available to view and download here.


AlliedCrowds Database

This database is ideal for any entity seeking a broad range of financial solutions.

AlliedCrowds is the first complete aggregator and directory of alternative finance providers in the developing world. We help donors, investors, and entrepreneurs navigate the alternative finance space through our reports, data, and Capital Finder, increasing the flow of capital to deserving projects globally.”

Sign up to use the Capital Finder is free and allows users to access a global database where you can filter for sector (including greentech, agriculture and social impact), type of capital (equity, lending, grant) and type of funding (crowdfunding, angel investing, venture capital, impact investing). The Entrepreneur Hub provides significant tools and assistance for start-ups including, but not limited to assistance on writing business plans and financial resources.

  • In addition, themed databases around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the World Green Economy Organization (WGEO) found here. You can also contact Allied Crowds to create a customized funding database for you.
  • Reports, including a number specifically about African funding sources, can also be downloaded for free.
  • An Alternative Finance glossary can be found here.

This database is ideal for any entity seeking a broad range of financial solutions.


Finfind Database

“Access to finance is the number one challenge experienced by SMEs – Finfind has been specifically developed to address this problem. Finfind is an innovative, online access to finance solution that brings together the providers and seekers of SME finance with a focus on finance readiness…Finfind has over 250 lenders and almost 500 loan products available to SMEs and each lender’s listing and their loan product information is kept up to date on a daily basis.”

This database is ideal for South African SMMEs that are seeking funding and/or business advisory services or which are looking to upskill themselves on finance matters.


RECP Database

“The Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP) is a multi-donor programme that supports the development of markets for renewable energy in Africa. It was launched by more than 35 African and European Ministers and Commissioners under the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP).”

Aside from the Finance Database, the site also hosts the Finance Catalyst, an advisory service geared towards African projects This is supplemented with market intelligence (including RE potential, country-specific regulatory framework and key stakeholders).

This database is ideal for renewable energy project developers looking to work in Africa. 


Further funding sources

South African institutions providing funding for entrepreneurs

South African Business Funding Directory 2016/17