Financial inclusion policy grants for in-country implementation

AFI provides grants to support member institutions in their in-country implementation of national financial inclusion policy commitments.

The grants may be utilized in various ways to ensure implementation of a policy objective that has high impact in driving access, usage and quality of financial services to the underbanked population. AFI reviews grant proposals from members in view of this direct impact.

AFI grants can provide member institutions with the necessary funds to develop and test innovative policy approaches, facilitate learning exchanges on policies that have been successfully implemented elsewhere, or receive consulting support from financial inclusion policy experts from across the globe to further in-country policy development.

Eligibility criteria

In order for an institution to be eligible to apply for AFI’s grants, the member institution needs to:

✓ Be a principal member of the AFI network and be on time with the payment of its membership fee

✓ Have a Maya Declaration Commitment that the requested grant will help achieve or a nationally recognized commitment (such as A NFIS)

✓ Have a grant topic that is aligned with AFI’s priority, and guidance issued by the AFI network

✓ Ensure that a separate AFI grant is not currently ongoing (principal members can apply for a new AFI grant only after the previous grant awarded has been closed)

To learn more about the AFI grant making program and to apply for a policy grant, please contact our team at