Co-financing available to help you with COVID-related projects

If you would like to apply for co-financing to help you face challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic, please use one of the application forms below. If you have a question about which application to use, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

RIFF-SEA will notify you with a decision within one month of receiving your application. RIFF-SEA has increased its maximum co-financing share for COVID-related projects to 80% of the total project budget, but the maximum possible grant amount remains US$18,000.  


The Responsible Inclusive Finance Facility for Southeast Asia (RIFF-SEA) launched in May 2018 and is funded by the Ministry of Foregin and European Affairs in Luxembourg. SPTF is managing the RIFF-SEA. The purpose of the RIFF-SEA is to strengthen the capacity and responsible inclusive finance practices of financial service providers in Southeast Asia. The RIFF-SEA will operate through 31 December 2021. 

The RIFF-SEA will offer trainings and provide co-financing to providers for certain activities: 

  • Trainings:
    1. Introductory training on responsible inclusive finance
    2. Training of client protection assessors
    3. Training of SPI4 auditors
    4. Training technical assistance (TA) providers on client protection
    5. Training TA providers on other aspects of social performance management (SPM)
    6. Training regulators on SPM 
  • Co-financing activities:
    1. SPI4 audit plus additional support
    2. Client protection assessment 
    3. Digital readiness assessment 
    4. Upgrade project chosen by the provider
    5. Specialized training for the provider on an aspect of SPM of its choosing
    6. Social Rating 

Target countries

The RIFF-SEA will focus on the following countries:

  1. Cambodia
  2. Indonesia
  3. Laos
  4. Myanmar
  5. The Philippines
  6. Vietnam

Apply to the RIFF-SEA

To submit an application, download the Word document for a given activity, fill out the form, and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1. Responsible Inclusive Finance Introductory Training

2. Client Protection Assessor Training* 

3. SPI4 Auditor Training

4. Training of technical assistance (TA) providers on specific areas of client protection

5. Training of technical assistance (TA) providers on specific areas of SPM

6. SPI4 Audit Plus 

7. Client Protection Assessment

8. Digital Readiness Assessment

9. Upgrade Project

10. Specialized training for a provider on a specific area of SPM

11. Client Protection Certification and/or Social Rating