B.I.SĀ Grant 2021

The United Nations Economic Commission for AfricaĀ B.I.S (Business. Idea. Startup) GrantĀ 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 categorised 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:


Must-Have Requirements


Application Process

  • Activities concerning B.I.S. should be submitted online through the application portal.

  • Click theĀ ‘APPLY NOW’Ā button below.

  • Choose betweenĀ ‘Inceptor’Ā andĀ ‘Custodian’.Ā 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:Ā Ā Friday, 24th September, 2021.


āš ļøĀ  Ā Disregard any person, person(s) or organisation claiming to assist you acquire the B.I.S Grant.

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