APAC Sustainability Seed Fund

Supporting the most innovative tech-driven solutions to combat climate change and drive sustainability in Asia Pacific


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About the fund

The APAC Sustainability Seed Fund is a new landmark initiative catalyzed by AVPN, with support from Google.org and Asian Development Bank (ADB) as the strategic and outreach partner, to combat climate change and drive sustainability in the Asia Pacific region.

Asia Pacific, especially low lying and small island countries, is extremely vulnerable to disastrous impacts of climate change such as extreme precipitation events, heat waves, rising sea levels, and loss of biodiversity. And the USD 3 M APAC Sustainability Seed Fund will scale up the most innovative nonprofit sustainability initiatives and solutions that help vulnerable and underserved communities in eleven (11) market countries – Australia, India, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong – to adapt and mitigate the detrimental effects of climate change.


The fund will provide grants to support scaling up non-profit innovations in the following areas:

  • Increasing access to renewable energy /decarbonisation efforts
  • Adaptation to the effects of climate change
  • Biodiversity protection
  • Water preservation
  • Circular economy
  • Air quality
  • Waste management

Grant application timeline

21 JUNE 2022


july - december 2022

Information Sessions

Information Sessions will be conducted on from 28th July to 6th December 2022, each with a different market focus as follows:

  • 28th July 2022: South Korea and Japan Markets
  • 21st September 2022: Taiwan and Hong Kong Markets
  • 22nd September 2022: Singapore and India Markets
  • 9th November 2022: Indonesia Market
  • 10th November 2022: Thailand Market
  • 14th November 2022: Vietnam Market
  • 6th December 2022: Australia and New Zealand Markets

Learn more about this Fund and stay updated with the latest information by registering your interest here.

10 November 2022

Call for Applications Opens

31 January 2023

Closing Date

March 2023

Grantees Announced

Implementation Partners

The application portal, EnQuire™, is powered by our digital partner Tactiv. An account needs to be created on the portal before starting an application.

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