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Efficiency for Access R&D Fund

Fund Name

Efficiency for Access Research and Development Fund

Project Value

£50k - £300k



Launched in November 2023, the Efficiency for Access Research and Development Fund will make over £1.3million available to organisations to develop clean energy agricultural technologies and appliances.

Funding is being provided by UK aid via the Transforming Energy Access platform, and the IKEA Foundation.

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Fund details & eligibility

Under the latest call, support will be provided to develop agricultural technologies such as:

  • Post-harvest management including harvesting, handling, storage, processing, and transportation;
  • And improvements to food systems in horticulture, dairy, fishing and livestock.

To be in scope for this call, R&D projects must:

  • Develop or improve an innovative electrical appliance for use in off- and/or weak grid settings; AND
  • Improve post-harvest resilience and productivity of food systems, while reducing their environmental impact. Improved resilience and productivity can be achieved in any of the following ways: ensuring and increasing incomes, expanding access to markets, reducing waste and loss, and improving the operations, service and maintenance of essential equipment within one or more value chains of a food system.
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