Beyond Chocolate is excited to announce the launch of a call for proposals for ambitious living income projects in cocoa. Thanks to the support of the Belgian Ministry for Development Cooperation, 1.5 million euros is now available for the co-financing of value chain projects that improve, innovate, scale and accelerate progress towards closing the living income gaps in supply chains linked to the Belgian chocolate sector.

What are we looking for? 

  • Holistic living income approaches including interventions on price, productivity, cost of production and diversified incomes.
  • Projects led by Beyond Chocolate signatories with a clear link to the Belgian market.
  • Ambitious projects that go further than what is already done in existing sustainability programs.

How do you participate? 
We ask you to first carefully read the selection criteria in the prospectus. As Beyond Chocolate partner, you can then at any point submit your concept notes to the secretariat. These notes will be reviewed by an independent Project Review Committee within a month after submission. The call for proposals will stay open until October 1st 2024 or until all funding has been disbursed (first come, first served principle).

For more information on the requirements and the reviewing process, please check our prospectus and attachments below.