Application for the European Microfinance Award 2017 is now open

The e-MFP has launched the European Microfinance Award 2017, a prestigious €100,000 award which attracts applications from financial institutions around the world that are innovating in a particular area of financial inclusion. Presented annually, it serves two parallel goals: rewarding excellence, and collecting and disseminating the most relevant practices for replication by others. The Award is granted by the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs – Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs and is jointly organised by the Ministry, the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) and the Inclusive Finance Network Luxembourg (

The 2017 Award "Microfinance for Housing" is intended to highlight the role of microfinance in supporting access to better quality residential housing for low income, vulnerable and excluded groups, with no or limited access to housing finance in the mainstream sector. It aims to recognize institutions that respond to the complex housing needs of their target clients by providing them with a variety of financial and non-financial services.

All applications must be supported in writing by an e-MFP member. The closing date for applications is 22nd of May 2017, 23.59 CET.

To apply and for further details visit the European Microfinance Award website.