15 TOP BUSINESS GRANT OPPORTUNITIES AND BUSINESS FUNDING LOANS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES IN NIGERIA 2018
Tony Elumelu Foundation:
The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme is a programme based on the desire to empower a generation of successful for-profit entrepreneurs who drive Africa’s economic and social transformation. It seeks to “institutionalise luck” and create an environment where entrepreneurship can flourish in a sustained manner. The programme selects 1000 entrepreneurs across Africa from over 50,000 applicants.
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Launched in 2015, The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme is the largest African philanthropic initiative devoted to entrepreneurship and represents our 10-year, $100 million commitment, to identify and empower 10,000 African entrepreneurs, create a million jobs, and add $10 billion in revenues to Africa’s economy.
YouWin Connect provides a forum for young entrepreneurs to nurture their ideas and network with industry experts. They educate young Nigerian entrepreneurs so as to spur business growth and enhance job creation thereby, promoting a viable career option for youths. For you to apply, you must be between 18-40 years, a Nigerian, your business located in Nigeria, must have graduated from a higher institution and must not be a civil servant.
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YouWiN! Connect is a multimedia enterprise education initiative of the Federal Ministry of Finance (FMF) which aims to support young entrepreneurs as they PLAN, START and GROW their businesses. YouWiN! Connect seeks to promote entrepreneurship as a viable career option for young Nigerians which in turn will create jobs and wealth.
Yearly capacity building of 55,500 budding young entrepreneurs.
Nuture ideas and innovation from young entrepreneurial participants from Universities, Polytechnics, Technical colleges, and other post-Secondary institutions in Nigeria.
Increase firm growth by 20% and employment by participating MSMEs in Nigeria
Target growth in the Agriculture/Agro-processing, Construction, ICT, Fashion, Manufacturing and Retail sectors
Encourage expansion, specialization and spin-offs of existing businesses in Nigeria
Enable young entrepreneurs to access a wide business professional network and improve their visibility
Information and Communication Technology
Computer programming, consultancy and related activities
Information service activities
Production of computer, electronic and optical products
Crop and animal production
Fishing and aquaculture
Food processing and production
Production of beverages
Animal waste processing
Animal feed processing
Production of textiles
Production of wearing apparel
Production of fashionable hair related products (wigs, hairstyles, e.t.c.)
Beauty product and/or accessories.
Manufacturing and Retail
Production of leather and related products
Production of wood and wood products
Production of furniture
Production of fabricated metal products
Production of rubber and plastics products
Production of paper and paper products
Building construction and related services
Civil engineering and related services