People & Money

Funding for Businesses in Africa

  1. Nigeria’s Central Bank HSRDIS Grant

Central Bank of Nigeria

Biotechnological firms, pharmaceutical companies, research institutes, institutions and researchers are called to apply for the Healthcare Sector Research and Development Intervention Scheme (HSRDIS) grant which  is initiated to improve the public healthcare system through the funding of research and development (R&D) for the production of improved drugs, vaccines and testing capacity. All candidates’ vaccines going through preclinical testing are not qualified for the grant. Only candidates’ vaccines already in clinical trials that have high potential to cross the prospects of scale by the Body of Experts (BoE) are qualified. For more information, please visit


  1. World Bank Group Africa Fellowship

Current and aspiring Ph.D. students can apply for a fellowship program organized by the African region of the world bank group. Women are encouraged to apply. Deadline for application is 23/08/20. For more information, please visit,


  1. The Future Awards Africa

Outstanding actors, political and social influencers, entrepreneurs, artists, agriculturists, community servants, civil servants, journalists, and scientists are called to apply for The Future Project’s (TFP) The Future Awards Africa (TFAA). For 15 years TFP has been enhancing  human and capital development in Africa. For more information, please visit


  1. Grant

Journalismfund Money Trail Grants for Investigative Journalism ...

Journalism fund has opened a call for working grants for Teams of journalists investigating money laundering, tax fraud, cyber crime and corruption in Africa, Europe and Asia.  For eligibility, each team must comprise at least two journalists from  two of the three continents. Applicants must ensure they will publish their story in at least two continents.  For more information, please visit

  1. Prince Bernhard Nature Fund

Prince Bernhard Nature Fund (PBNF)

NGOs in developing countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia that operate in nature conservation are called to apply for the Prince Bernhard Nature Fund. The PBNF aims to empower small and local initiatives towards the conservation of endangered species, particularly flora and fauna and also initiatives that promote conservation and efficient use of the world’s natural resources base. Deadline for application is 31/03/21.


  1. Founders Factory Africa launches Hatch community for entrepreneurs

Founders Factory Africa

Founders Factory Africa, a startup economy that drives prosperity   across Africa has launched a network of African entrepreneurs, technologists and visionaries committed to transforming the startup ecosystem across the continent. According to Lola Coker, the director of art and culture in Founders Factory Africa, Hatch was launched to address some of the critical gaps in the market for early-stage founders on their journey to scale – including access to a larger network, skills development training in crucial areas such as investment and product development, as well as direct engagement with successful African entrepreneurs who provide relevant and candid advice to our community. Through Hatch, we are providing a platform and network for these talented founders to not only grow, but to also connect with other founders across the continent who share a passion and commitment for building new solutions to further develop the African economy. For more  information, please visit


  1. Microsoft SA invests R40-million in SA agriculture sector

Microsoft to invest R40 million in agritech for SA smallholder ...

Microsoft SA has revealed its investment in South African agriculture aimed at driving sustainability in the sector for smallholder farmers, who form an important part of the agricultural workforce in the country. For more information, please visit


  1. Nigerian transport startup Plentywaka raises $300k to launch in Abuja

Nigerian transport startup Plentywaka raises $300k to launch in ...

Plentywaka,  a Nigerian transport start-up,  has raised a $300,000 pre-seed investment led by EMFATO, Micro-traction, and Niche Capital. The innovative startup will use the investment to continue to transform the transport system in Nigeria with improved mapping technology. The new funding will build on its customer experience with developments to the app’s mapping technology to provide more precise tracking for journeys. Besides improving its services, users will have access to faster and simpler payment options for the various Plentywaka services aided by new partnerships with fintech platforms. For more information, please visit



  1. Ghanaian Tech-based Management Consultancy Africa Foresight Group Raises $700k funding

Ghana's Africa Foresight Group raises $700k

Africa Foresight Group, a tech-based platform for freelance management consultants has raised $700k funding from Consonance Investment Managers and GFH Holdings, a Bahrain Based Financial Investment Group. AFG has more than 100 consultants in its network and completed more than 140 engagements since inception.

AFG intends to use the funds to help the company expand across Africa. For more information, please visit,


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