SDGs Partnership Fund – Open for applications

28 March 2022
SDGs Partnership Fund – Open for applications

Recognizing the critical importance of the private sector in driving sustainable development, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs established the Sustainable Development Goals Partnership Fund in 2018.

Against the overall ambition of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the objective of the Fund is to encourage the Icelandic private sector to collaborate with partners in developing countries, and to work together to make a positive and lasting contribution to poverty reduction, job creation, and sustainable growth. Applications to the Fund must demonstrate clear linkages to one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The fund is open for applications until 3 May 2022.

Only Icelandic private sector businesses can apply for funding in collaboration with partners in developing countries. Eligible to apply for funding from the SDGs Partnership Fund are:

  • Privately held companies
  • Private and publicly listed limited liability corporations
  • Partnerships and cooperatives
  • Private foundations

Further information on the fund can be found at:
Government of Iceland | SDGs Partnership Fund – Private Sector Development

Those who have an idea and would like to apply for the funding but need a cooperation contact with an Icelandic company, can contact Íslandsstofa (Business Iceland) for assistance:

Any enquiries about the funding, please contact