United Kingdom - Department for International Development (DfID)

Geographical focus: 
Thematic focus: 
Tourism in general
Education in Tourism
Gender in Tourism
Policy and Governance in Tourism
Trade, Investment and Competitiveness in Tourism
Social inclusion and Poverty reduction in Tourism
Sustainability of natural resources in Tourism
Intro text: 
The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. It aims to end the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit. Responsibilities  Honouring the UK’s international commitments and taking action to achieve the Millennium Development Goals;  Making British aid more effective by improving transparency, openness and value for money;  Targeting British international development policy on economic growth and wealth creation;  Improving the coherence and performance of British international development policy in fragile and conflict-affected countries  Improving the lives of girls and women through better education and a greater choice on family planning;  Preventing violence against girls and women in the developing world; nd  Helping to prevent climate change and encouraging adaptation and low-carbon growth in developing countries. Priorities  Education;  Health;  Economic growth and the private sector;  Governance and conflict;  Climate and environment; and  Water and sanitation. Total ODA in 2014 was USD 19.4 billion, which represents 0.71% of GNI.


The Energy and Environment Partnership programme with southern and East Africa.

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Geographic focus

Southern and East Africa.

Who can apply?


Objectives and activities

The EEP supports projects that provide renewable energy and/or implement energy efficiency solutions in southern and East Africa. EEP provides seed finance to cover start-up costs and bridge the gap between ideas and implementation. It also assists businesses to support themselves through the initial research and project development stage until projects become bankable and are able to secure additional financing to take the project into implementation.

All applicants are expected to make their own contribution to the total project budget to be eligible.

Two projects with reference to tourism:

  • Demonstrating solar approaches for Tourism and surrounding communities in Maasai Mara; and
  • Seychelles Project.

Type and level of funding

Seed finance (£100,001 to £500,000)