Call for proposals - SME Competitiveness Grant Scheme - Bangladesh EuropeAid/133587/M/ACT/BD Closed!


The global objective of the SME competitiveness grant scheme (SCGS) is to reduce poverty in Bangladesh by supporting the development of SMEs in the country. The immediate objective of the SCGS is enhanced competitiveness and sustainable pro-poor growth of SMEs in Bangladesh. The specific objective is to support clusters within the priority sectors that have high growth potential.


The priority sectors to which the actions must relate are the following; agro-processing, natural fibres, leather, plastics, light engineering, electronics, furniture, textiles.

The application must be in respect of:

  • Lot 1: Early Growth Stage cluster/value chain project OR Lot 1: Intensive growth and Consolidation Stage cluster/value chain project.
  • Lot 2: Support to skills development of Business Intermediary Organisations: the skills development of Business Intermediary Organisations.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 6,50 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 31 January 2013 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche EuropeAid/133587/M/ACT/BD (Guidelines for applicants)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Public authorities (all)

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Economic Area (EEA)

Directorate-Generale responsible


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