Trade in Global Value Chains Initiative

Supports initiatives that achieve better employment opportunities, working conditions and social outcomes for workers and smallholder farmers.

Applications for 2015 to 2016 now closed


The aim of TGVCI is to support projects that lead to better economic and social benefits for workers and smallholder farmers and facilitate a more holistic approach to these issues by bringing together relevant stakeholders including private companies, government and civil society.

TGVCI provides co-financing support and targeted technical assistance to build momentum through coalitions of civil society groups, government and private sector companies and support them to undertake projects that aim directly to deliver social and economic benefits to workers and small holder farmers and in the process play a part in building a more sustainable and resilient business model for the future.

TGVCI provides grants ranging from £50,000 to £750,000 but projects must demonstrate that they meet the strong criteria for funding and provide evidence of value for money throughout the life of the project. Bids must be led by a private sector enterprise or entity (the sponsor) that is either a retailer or a manufacture brand with an established share of the global market or is working with such an enterprise in partnership to implement the project.

How to apply

Full details available on the TGVCI website


For more information about TGVCI, please contact the TGVCI fund manager:

Steve Homer, TGVCI Team Leader, Cardno Emerging Markets,

Office: +44 1844 216500 Fax: +44 1844 261593

Suite 3,
Oxford House,
Oxford Road,


website: Trade in Global Value Chains Initiative (TGVCI)

Published 12 January 2015