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Easier access to GCF resources for smaller-scale activities

The Simplified Approval Process Pilot Scheme (SAP) is a new application process for smaller-scale projects or programmes.
  • Do you have a project that is ready for scaling up, and has the potential for transformation to adapt and/or mitigate to climate change?
  • Does it require a GCF contribution of up to USD 10 million?
  • Are the environmental and social risks and impacts minimal?

If so, your proposal could benefit from the Simplified Approval Process.

Accredited Entities, National Designated Authorities (NDAs) or Focal Points can submit concept notes under the SAP. In particular, we encourage Direct Access Entities to take advantage of this opportunity. We encourage partners to coordinate with NDAs and Accredited Entities in submitting concept notes, or to contact us for more information.
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E-learning course on SAP

The e-learning course on SAP provides detailed information on the key elements required for SAP Funding Proposals, explained by GCF experts. After completing the module, participants will have the necessary knowledge and information to prepare robust project proposals.

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Submitting SAP Concept Notes and Funding Proposals

Please submit Concept Notes and Funding Proposals for the SAP via the Online Submission System (OSS) via your NDA or AE portal. Please consult the OSS user guide for help in using the system.

if you encounter any problems with the submission do not hesitate to contact us at