Opportunities

USAID Drip Fund

The projects dubbed 'Drip' are well aligned with USAID's core mandate of supporting private-sector development in Africa, a key strategic priority of the US Government.

The Business Partnership Facility Grants

The King Baudouin Foundation is seeking applications for its Business Partnership Facility (BPF) Grants Program to give financial support to companies contributing to SDGs in developing countries.

The Coca Cola Foundation Grants

The Coca-Cola Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company, partners with organizations around the globe to help develop and maintain vibrant, sustainable and local communities.

Transformative action in the household energy sector

The CCAC Engagement Strategy for the Household Energy Sector aims to reduce black carbon and methane emissions from cooking, heating, and lighting in low- and middle-income countries.

Community Led Monitoring -Routine Data Collection and Provider feedback at PEPFAR supported sites

The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Community Led Monitoring -Routine Data Collection and Provider feedback

Start-up Wise Guys

Join the Wise Guys SaaS – Africa acceleration program to receive the first investment of up to €65K to accelerate your growth.

UNCAP

We are creating a new approach to funding early-stage entrepreneurs, using a remote, data-driven, and largely automated investment selection process.

Funding Opportunities at USAID

USAID has approved three catalytic projects to stimulate the growth of Kenya’s small and medium enterprises. These grants will help strengthen the participation of Kenya’s SMEs in financial markets and the agriculture sector.

RSWR Seed Grants for Small Grassroots Organizations in Kenya

The Right Sharing of World Resources (RSWR) is providing seed grants to small grassroots organizations to implement women-led, income-generating projects in Kenya.

Loyola Foundation grants

Loyola Foundation's Grant Program is a family-based charitable organization primarily dedicated to supporting overseas catholic mission activities in less developed countries.

PoaPower - Global Innovation Fund.

Poa Power is a social-enterprise which provides clean and affordable electricity to off-grid, low income consumers in Kenya through a unique a ‘pay-as-you-go’ (PAYG) business model.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Kenya Livestock Value Chain Research and Analysis

USDA seeks to support research and analysis of the livestock value chain in Kenya

Rapidly find innovative solutions to AgriFood Challenges in Kenya

KTN Global Alliance Africa is a UK-funded 6-year project that aims to promote job creation, inclusive growth and poverty reduction through knowledge transfer, skills building and opportunities to support businesses and innovations that can deliver scalable impact.

Orange Corners Acceleration programme

We will offer you access to our working space, partners and our experts to help scale-up your business, in the form of training and coaching. During the 6-month programme we will have 10-15 workshop days, but will also engage with your business and team one-on-one, so we can support you when and where needed. If at the end of the program you have a clear investment need, you can apply for the Orange Corners Innovation Fund (managed by Fidelity Bank Ghana) for a growth loan up to 50,000 euros at 5% interest with a 2-year tenor.

WE4F in West Africa

The agri-food sector occupies a crucial place in West Africa with more than 55% of the rural population deriving most of its resources from agricultural activities. Thus, small-scale farmers are key players in this sector and contribute to 70% of the food needs of the African continent. However, they are faced with a decline in their productivity, which particularly impacts women and youth. Rampant demographics (the population in West Africa is expected to double by 2050) and the effects of climate change are increasing the threat to productivity and require the development of a more sustainable agricultural sector to ensure food security throughout the region and decent incomes for smallholders.

INNOVATIVE FUNDING & GROWTH PLATFORM TO GIVE LOCAL EARLY STAGE FOUNDERS ACCESS TO UNBIASED AND REMOTE CAPITAL.

Uncap is a funding platform seeking to revolutionize access to early-stage funding in Africa. Their main mission is to make early-stage funding accessible to every good entrepreneur in sub-Saharan Africa. Early-stage entrepreneurs are usually considered too risky for bank financing and their funding needs are too large for microfinance and too small for venture capital investors. This led Uncap to develop a new way of funding using a fully remote, data-driven, and highly streamlined process as well as an innovative investment model. They will be furnishing existing businesses in need of capital between 10,000 and 50,000 USD.

Pitch AgriHack 2021

Pitch AgriHack is a digital agriculture competition focused on accelerating entrepreneurial growth and job creation in the agriculture sector by leveraging advanced technologies and youth participation in Africa’s food security agenda.

2021 VC4A Venture Showcase – Seed

CALLING FOR SEED STAGE STARTUPS LOOKING TO RAISE BETWEEN $250K AND $1,5M. We’re looking for 8 innovative, seed stage startups to showcase to the global network of Africa-focused investors. Are you operating in Africa, have a highly scalable solution already in the market and showing traction, and looking to raise your seed round in the range of $250K and $1,5M? This is the opportunity you’ve been looking for!

Inclusive Fintech 50 – 2021

The Inclusive Fintech 50 initiative leverages a competitive process led by an independent judging panel of experts to identify 50 early-stage fintechs driving financial inclusion and resilience.

2021 ISIF Asia Grants and Awards

ISIF Asia is a Grants and Awards program empowering organizations across the Asia Pacific region to research, design and implement Internet-based solutions to solve development challenges. Since 2008, ISIF Asia has provided 77 grants and 29 awards, allocating USD 3.58 million to 106 initiatives across 24 Asia Pacific economies.

Call for Applications

The United States African Development Foundation (USADF), in partnership with the Stanbic Kenya Foundation (SKF), invites applications for grant financing and local support from small and medium enterprises, cooperatives, and producer groups to help them address gaps in their internal systems and capabilities to 100% meet investment requirements by commercial investors.

Aceli Technical Assistance Grant.

Free diagnostic and customized technical support of up to $15,000 This is a diagnostic and technical support grant for high impact agricultural enterprises in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda or Tanzania.

Aceli Technical Assistance Grant.

Free diagnostic and customized technical support of up to $15,000 This is a diagnostic and technical support grant for high impact agricultural enterprises in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda or Tanzania.

GSMA Innovation Fund for Digital Urban Services

Equity-free grant of between £100,000 and £250,000 The GSMA Innovation Fund is open for start-ups, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and social enterprises in Africa, South or South East Asia.

Tourism Recovery Programme

[EUR 9000 direct financial support] This is an opportunity for tourism & travel entrepreneurs and other players in the tourism supply chain.

Tourism Recovery Programme

[EUR 9000 direct financial support] This is an opportunity for tourism & travel entrepreneurs and other players in the tourism supply chain.

IMPACC call for investment in entrepreneurs.

Smart equity investment between USD 30.000 and USD 150.000 This is an opportunity for entrepreneurs in Africa with an innovative, local, green product or service, creating sustainable jobs in bottom-of-pyramid communities, in need of funding to scale their social business.

ClimateLaunchpad: The Green Business Ideas Competition.

The Climate Launchpad Green Business Ideas Competition is open for entrepreneurs with green business ideas, an innovation in renewable energy, a sustainable transition in the food chain, a mind shift in urban mobility or any other way to tackle climate change.

ECONOMIC STIMULUS PROGRAMME (ESP II) Small Grant (Kshs. 500,000 – 2,000,000)

The National Environment Trust Fund (NETFUND) is supporting the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MEF) to implement the Economic Stimulus Programme to cushion vulnerable rural communities in Kenya from the economic effect of COVID- 19 Pandemic whilst furthering environmental objectives.

ECONOMIC STIMULUS PROGRAMME (ESP II) Small Grant (Kshs. 500,000 – 2,000,000)

The National Environment Trust Fund (NETFUND) is supporting the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MEF) to implement the Economic Stimulus Programme to cushion vulnerable rural communities in Kenya from the economic effect of COVID- 19 Pandemic whilst furthering environmental objectives.

GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize 2021

The GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize aims to find Africa’s brightest young agri-food entrepreneurs. We are searching for agribusinesses that bring technology, innovation and passion to the agriculture and food industries.

GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize 2021

The GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize aims to find Africa’s brightest young agri-food entrepreneurs. We are searching for agribusinesses that bring technology, innovation and passion to the agriculture and food industries.