The 2021 European Microfinance Award "Inclusive Finance and Health Care"

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The European Microfinance Award is a prestigious annual award with €100,000 for the winner and €10,000 for the 2 runners-up, to promote financial inclusion initiatives and highlight their innovating contribution in a particular area to the development of the sector.

Launched in 2005 by the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs – Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, it serves two parallel goals: rewarding excellence, and collecting and disseminating the most relevant practices for replication by others.

The 2021 European Microfinance Award will be focusing on "Inclusive Finance and Health Care" to highlight initiatives that facilitate access to quality and affordable health care for low-income communities.

The call for application will be launched around mid-March.

There will be 2 phases in the application process:

  1. A short Round 1 application form outlining the programme they are presenting to the Award and provide their audited financial statements.
  2. Applicants successfully selected for Round 2 will be invited to complete Round 2 application form explaining the programme in greater detail, as well as providing supporting documentation.

Application guidance sessions are planned to go over the Award process and reply to any questions potential applications may have: (Registration link and more information to come.)

  • Session in English: 24 March, 11am CET

  • Session en français : 25 mars, 14:00 CET

  • Sesión en español: 24 de marzo, 16:00 horas CET


Winner announcement at the Award Ceremony: 18 November 2021

18 November 2021

18 November 2021