FIRST offers long term loan finance to projects under the Department of Energy’s Small Project Independent Power Producer Programme. We believe that the Programme needs a response that is different from the traditional project finance standard. Nimble in our response to our clients’ needs, our priority is to design bespoke funding packages that are simple and efficient to execute.

FIRST is a partnership between international development funding and South African commercial banks to unlock funding for projects under the Programme. KfW, the German Government’s bilateral development bank, , has anchored the establishment of FIRST. We provide the channel for large commercial lending institutions to direct funding into the Programme efficiently. FIRST is managed by a small and experienced team who are dedicated to uphold the high levels of integrity of their funders and focused on making funding simple and accessible.

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David Johnson

David Johnson
EWF Partners

Greg Ansermino

Greg Ansermino
EWF Partners