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:
- Reading of the Business Planning Guide
- Preparation and submission of a Business Plan
- Completion and submission of the Business Plan Summary Application Form
- 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 Dr Effiong Akpan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.