What we don't fund

Programs or ventures that can, "Pay for themselves including initial investment"  (these initiatives should access loans, equity or simply charge their users a little more to recover the capex or initial investment) 


  • If there is a scope to obtain credit or loan because there is potential future surplus to pay back the initial borrowings
  • If the paying customer is not poor and can pay an additional fee to absorb the initial costs. However, if the paying customer is poor and it would be mean to charge them more to cover one-time costs, we COULD consider such one-time grant requests on a case to case basis.
  • For profits or hybrid organisations (we believe they should seek equity capital and not grants