AFFORD’s Diaspora Enterprise Accelerator Business Planning Competition

AFFORD is pleased to announce that 40 businesses have been
shortlisted from the 104 applications received for our
Diaspora Enterprise Accelerator Business Planning Competition.

We are now in the phase 2 selection process.


The Diaspora Enterprise Accelerator

Enter our competition for African diaspora social enterprises
to win £30, 000 in matched funding.
Stage 1 Application (Pre-Qualification Questionnaire) is now closed.

About the AFFORD Diaspora Enterprise Accelerator

AFFORD’s “Diaspora Enterprise Accelerator” will award grants of up to £30, 000 to 20 UK-based African diaspora social enterprises to invest in four target countries and create at least 10 sustainable jobs.

The diaspora Enterprise Accelerator 1st submission round closed on Friday 10 March 2017.

104 applications were received from diaspora businesses across the United Kingdom. An initial selection process enabled us to shortlist 40 organisations for the second stage of the competition.

A second selection process which includes submitting a viable Business Plan will identify the 20 winning organisations who will receive a grant of up to £30,000 each to expand their business in their chosen target country.

Shortlisted organisations who have been invited to the stage 2 of the programme will need to follow the steps below:

  1. Reading of the Business Planning Guide
  2. Preparation and submission of a Business Plan
  3. Completion and submission of the Business Plan Summary Application Form
  4. Pitch in front of a final selection panel

Click here to download the list of the 40 shortlisted organisations from stage 1.

Click here for more information on the Diaspora Enterprise Accelerator stage 2 process.

Please get in touch with us at for more information.


Want further information on our “Diaspora Enterprise Accelerator”?


Watch our webinar video explaining the process and download our prospectus and business planning guide

Watch the Webinar Video
Download DBPC Prospectus
Download The Business Planning Guide
Download DFI_Business Plan Budget and forecast template