Category: Opportunities

Opportunity: US Mission Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (Get Training, Mentorship, Seed Funding)

Background

In 2019, the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) established the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE).  AWE provides women entrepreneurs with the skills, resources, and networks needed to start and scale successful businesses.  Through AWE, women entrepreneurs participate in a facilitated entrepreneurship program supplemented with localized content. The program provides networking and mentorship opportunities with successful business owners teaching women to create their own business plans and enabling them to understand how to raise funds for business.

Eligibility

  • You are from Gulu, Kampala, Mbarara or Jinja.
  • You are in agribusiness, small scale manufacturing, technology or creatives or tourism
  • You have a unique or impactful business in the community
Join the AWE Uganda program and become a part of a global network of Entrepreneurs in over 56 countries, and take your business to the next level
NOTE: This program lasts 6 months so Do Not Apply if you are not sure that you will be able to complete it. 
Deadline for application: 2nd August 2022. 
Submit your application using this link.

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HerMeNow Accelerator Program 2022 For Women-led Social Enterprises (Funding, Training, Networks)

Background

Join the HerMeNow Accelerator program to grow your social enterprise and increase your impact. 

Designed for women-led social enterprises focusing on building impactful solutions in culture, mindset, and education, this program is almost entirely remote and online and so accessible to companies across MENA + Africa (including MENA).

The programme will help grow your business through a three-month program driven by Bloom’s project-based learning methodology and world-class support.

Eligibility

Social Enterprises that are past the product/market fit stage and that:

  • Already generate revenues or have considerable user and/or product traction
  • Are planning to expand their teams
  • Are economically viable in the long term
  • Are responsible, inclusive, and social enterprises
  • Are based in MENA + Africa (including Armenia)

Selected Teams Get:

  • Funding to support an essential aspect of the business could improve growth and sustainability.
  • Each enterprise will get a 2,000$ grant to support the enterprise’s needs and potential impact.
  • Training, mentorship, and other support during the three-month accelerator program.
  • Lifetime access to Bloom’s resources and HerMeNow’s network of entrepreneurs, including mentors, investors, alumni, and staff
  • Demo day exposure and other investor connections

How to apply

Apply for this opportunity by following this link https://www.hermenow.com/ 

 

About our work

Collage focuses on promoting and nurturing Uganda’s makers working with wood, food, leather, fabric and ceramics. Visit our shop to support our work here.

Giving Joy Grants to Strengthen & Inspire Women’s Entrepreneurship Worldwide

Deadline: 30-Jun-22

Applications are now open for the Giving Joy Grants to strengthen & inspire women’s entrepreneurship worldwide.

Through its micro-grants and mentorship program, Giving Joy helps women establish or improve their businesses and initiatives—for their benefit and the benefit of their communities.

Funding Information

Grants will range from US$250 to US$500 and are awarded in installments upon completion of specific deliverables. The award amount will be determined by Giving Joy based on proposed activities and availability of funding.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Women ages 18 and up.
  • You can use the grant to start a new business, or expand your existing business. You can also use the grant to start or expand a nonprofit, non-governmental organization (NGO), charity, or propose a specific activity or project you would like to implement.
  • You can apply for a grant from any country or state or territory in the world.
  • You can propose activities in any field, trade, occupation, or craft. However, your business/organization/idea must focus on women, girls and/or families. And all activities must be LEGAL!
  • The grant period is one year.




What is important to emphasize in the grant application?

  • Make sure you fill out ALL fields of the online application form. An incomplete application will not be considered.
  • Your proposed grant activities MUST have a social benefit to your community and MUST go beyond financial aspects of your business. The more social impact you can illustrate through your idea – the better and the greater your chances of winning the grant.
  • They will NOT support activities related to the purchase of merchandise, stock, advertisements, or marketing.
  • Be as specific as possible, particularly regarding how you will use the grant funds. For example, if you plan on using the grant for a community event, a training, scholarships, etc. please include a detailed list of the activity you will develop including estimated costs, what the event will include, who is the target audience, and how the event will impact women, girls, and families.

For more information, visit the official website here.



The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Business. Idea. Startup Grant awards ($25,000 in Funding)

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa B.I.S (Business. Idea. Startup) Grant awards $25,000 to Africans with innovative ideas, brilliant startups and growing businesses.
Whether it’s just an idea or an established business, the programme is structured to assist you access funds.

Target Audience

Citizens from 54 member countries of the African Union.

Grant Prize

5,000 participants would be selected to receive a grant of $25,000 in cash and $10,000 in training.




Eligibility

Participants must be between the ages of 16 – 65 and should have a valid national means of identification.

Selection Criteria

Criteria used in evaluating applications and awarding grants include:
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