The RBCLAC Fund provides direct financing opportunities for initiatives in the region that contribute to the promotion and implementation of Responsible Business Conduct (RBC). The proposals to be funded should contribute to raising awareness of the benefits and positive impacts of RBC among governments, businesses (including SMEs), employers ‘and workers’ organizations, and other civil society actors.

Specific objectives

➜ To facilitate collaboration among RBC initiatives.

➜ To facilitate the development of the activities conceived and executed by non-for profit entities that promote and strengthen the adoption of RBC practices that are to be implemented by Latin America, Caribbean, and European companies; including, but not limited to, SMEs.

The fund in a nutshell

Who can apply?

Eligible applicant organizations include non-profit entities such as government agencies or other public agencies, be they national, regional, local or state; employers ‘organizations, workers’ organizations, legally recognized non-governmental entities or international organizations. The United Nations Agencies, Funds, Programs and Specialized Organizations are not eligible for this call.


Legally constituted grassroots organizations and academic, research and educational institutions that have activities in the selected countries: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama and Peru, and with experience in the subject, are eligible. as well as the Chambers of Commerce of the European Union. All applicant organizations or entities must be legally registered and / or incorporated in one of the selected countries of Latin America and the Caribbean or in one of the Member States of the European Union.
For the present call, one (1) winning project will be selected for each of the following sub-regions: a) North and Central America: Costa Rica + Panama + Mexico b) Andean Countries: Colombia + Ecuador + Peru c) Cone South: Brazil + Chile + Argentina.

How much?

For this call, a total of three (3) subsidies will be offered for a minimum amount of 85,000 USD and a maximum amount of 100,000 USD each. Additional co-financing in kind or cash of at least 10% of the total amount is expected for each proposal.

To learn more about the eligibility criteria, application requirements, and selection criteria, carefully review the full terms of this call here.