Missed our first two application deadlines? The third call for applications is now open.
Just like previous competitions, the current competition seeks to identify and support new and/or scalable financial products and services that can transform lives in Sub Saharan Africa. The competition continues with its rolling competition and intermediate deadlines for applications. The next closing deadline is 30 November 2017.
The 2017 Rolling Competition is open to project proposals from any country in the world as long as the projects are to be implemented in one of the 24 African countries of focus that the Fund prioritises. The competition format presents an opportunity for high potential applications which were unsuccessful in one round to strengthen their applications and re-enter them by the next closing date.
In previous years, the Fund has run an independent Innovation focused competition seeking applications from organizations aiming to design, pilot, test, and launch new financial products and services that can effectively meet the financing needs of people living in poverty in rural and agricultural areas.
The last Innovation Competition closed on 5 April 2016. Applications were accessed and the winners selected.
In previous years, the Fund has run an independent competition focused on Scalable ideas. The fund received applications for proven concepts, products and business models that could expanded into new geographies and markets.
The last Scaling Competition closed on 15 June 2016. Applications were accessed and the winners selected.
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