How To Apply For The United Nations Economic Commission For Africa (UNECA) Grant For Businesses;Ideas ,Startups!

How To Apply For The United Nations Economic Commission For Africa (UNECA) Grant For Businesses;Ideas And Startups!

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.


UNECA Grant for Businesses, Ideas & Startups

Whether it’s just an idea or an established business, our 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.


Programme Structure

B.I.S Grant aims to empower Africans to thrive in a daunting economy by equipping them with financing, training and mentorship.

The process to acquire our grant is categorized into three stages.

  • Application Stage

    Firstly, applicants shall apply via the online form below. Within 4-5 working days, an applicant should receive a positive or negative feedback from the assessment team.

  • Interview Stage

    Applicants who receive positive feedbacks shall have a virtual interview with a United Nations assessment representative. Within 48-72 hours, the interview result should be disclosed.

  • Verification Stage

    Finalist shall go through a process of thorough verification before any disbursement can be initiated.


What We’re Looking Out For

Criteria used in evaluating applications and awarding grants include:

•Financials: How our grant funds would really contribute to the growth of your idea, startup or business.

•Integrity: Your application should be filled with acurate information as we often verify applicant claims.

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•Team: Explain why you or your team (if any) is best equipped to execute your idea, startup or business.

•Broader Impact: During the interview, share how our grant funds would impact your society at large.


Must-Have Requirements


Application Process

  • Activities concerning B.I.S. should be submitted online through the application portal.
  • Click the APPLY NOW’ button below.
  • Choose between ‘Inceptor’ and ‘Custodian’. An inceptor describes a person who has an idea, concept or plan but is yet to execute it into business. A custodian describes a person who manages an existing startup or business.
  • Fill the form accurately and expect a feedback within 4-5 working days.
  • Participants with positive feedback should make adequate preparations for an online interview.

Deadline: Friday September 24, 2021.


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