Funding Opportunities for African Businesses:
- Africa’s Got Style Fashion Design Competition 2021 (Funded)
Fashion designers, illustrators and enthusiasts based in Africa can apply for a freestyle online fashion design contest called Africa’s Got Style Fashion Design Competition 2021. The initiative is meant to support designers who can combine African textiles and styles to make innovative wears.
A maximum of 108 contestants will participate and 5 of them will emerge winners with the first, second and third winning prizes of $1000, $500 and $300 respectively together with sponsorship, endorsement and equipment empowerment.
To apply visit, https://forms.gle/MTdANmzJPLy5EstaA. Deadline for application is May 17, 2021
2. Farmers for the Further (F4F) Grant 2021 Agricultural Entrepreneurship Programme for Serving Youth Corp Members
Current National Youth Service Corps members who are aspiring agripreneurs can apply for the Farmers for the Further (F4F) grant which is designed to support them with equity-free capital and other associated support required to scale their businesses.
The initiative is developed and sponsored by British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation (BATNF) in partnership with NYSC (National Youth Service Corps) and implemented by SAEDConnect.
After all applications have been received, 20 selected business will go through a virtual bootcamp and 10 businesses will be shortlisted. Three businesses will eventually be selected as winners. The first, runner up and second runner up will receive cash prizes of N3m, N2m and N1m respectively. For more information visit, https://f4f.wealthishere.org/. Deadline for application is March 12, 2021
3. Call for Innovative Medtech Device Start-ups
Innovative Medtech Device Start-ups based in Africa are called to apply for funding up to $20,000 and incubation from Villgro Africa, an impact investor and early stage business incubator that supports startups innovating for low and middle income countries. Successful applicants will also receive business development expertise and access to further investment opportunities. To apply visit https://villgroafrica.org/apply/. Deadline for application is 15th March 2021
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4. THET Small Grants for UK Partnerships For Health Systems (UKPHS)
Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) is welcoming grant application from new and established partnerships in any low and lower middle income country in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia that are addressing one or several of the following themes: innovation; gender equality and/or social inclusion; climate change; blended and remote learning. Health start-ups looking for partnerships or having the intention to formalize existing ones can visit http://www.thet.org/get-involved/support-for-health-partnerships/. Grants of up to £50,000 are available. All funded projects are expected to last from 12 to 18 months. For access to all application documents, visit https://www.thet.org/ukphs/ukphs-small-grants-wave-1/. Deadline for application is May 12, 2021.
5. Agropolis Foundation 2021 Olam Prize For Innovation in Food Security
Agribusinesses, academic or research institutions and civil societies from any region that have innovative ideas on any part of agricultural supply chain can participate in the Agropolis Foundation 2021 Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security. The programme brings together over 40 member institutions, public authorities and civil society actors for dialogue and interaction on agriculture, food and environment research. The winner goes home with $75,000 grant to scale the innovation. To apply visit https://agropolisfondation.optimytool.com/en/. Deadline for application is March 15, 2021
6. TEF Entrepreneurship Programme 2021 for African Entrepreneurs
New and young businesses in Africa can apply for the Tony Elumelu Foundation Programme (TEF 2021). This year’s programme will help the recovery of SMEs and young Africans entrepreneurs affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The benefits of participating are world-class business training, non-refundable seed capital of up to $5,000, Global networking opportunities and mentorship. To apply, visit https://www.tefconnect.com/. Deadline for application is March 31, 2021.