Impact Clusters (IC) for Ghana


Impact Clusters (IC) for Ghana

Are you an entrepreneur? Is your company based in the Netherlands? And would you like to work with other companies in promising markets in developing countries? The Impact Clusters subsidy programme supports companies seeking long-term investments in growing the private sector in a specific country

. Knowledge institutes, trade organisations - in cooperation with companies -and NGOs can also apply for this subsidy. The Impact Clusters subsidy programme helps strengthen the private sector in developing countries.

Who is this subsidy for?

The subsidy is for entrepreneurs based in the Netherlands who want to start a project in a developing country with other companies and at least one local partner. These companies want to invest in the sustainable development of specific sectors in a country because they see commercial opportunities for themselves. For example, to sell more products in a country in the future or to establish operations there.

Dutch companies and local partner(s) work together in impact clusters. Knowledge institutes, trade organisations and NGOs can also participate in a cluster.

Would you like an initial, non-committal consultation with one of our advisors on this initiative? Then, email or call +31 (0) 88 042 42 42. We prefer existing impact clusters.

Budget and duration

Impact Clusters (IC) is a 6-year subsidy programme that runs until the end of 2028.

A total sum of €4 million is available in 2023. Later this year, an extra budget may become available. Impact clusters can apply for subsidies of up to €620,000 (in stable states) and €680,000 (in fragile states). See the list of possible countries in the section 'Countries' below.


  • An impact cluster comprises at least 5 partners, including at least 4 companies. Each partner in an impact cluster is a legal entity.
  • NGOs, trade organisations and knowledge institutes can also participate in an impact cluster with companies.
  • The subsidy applicant (lead party) has an office in the Netherlands and registration at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce.
  • The project matches one of the Netherlands government's preferred private sector development sectors in the project country. See the latest version of this list below.

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