Nigerian Entrepreneurs: Get up to $1,000,000 grant from the Growth and Employment in State Project

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The Growth and Employment in States (GEMS) is an employment project supported by the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Investment and funded by the World Bank and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID). Grants given by GEMS to MSMEs range between $35,000 to $1,000,000 depending on the nature, size, and qualifications of your business.

To apply, your business must fall within the following sectors;

  • ICT
  • Entertainment
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Construction and Real Estate
  • Light Manufacturing (Agro/Industrial Processing)

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  1. You must complete an Application form via this link:
  2. You must complete a ‘Company Profile’ template (which can be downloaded here and send to [email protected]m in a PowerPoint format. Deadline for this application is Sunday, April 30, 2017.

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  1. Onye

    April 27, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Hi, the ink to the template is not working.

    • Oladipo Oladepo

      April 28, 2017 at 12:25 pm

      Hi Onye, the link has been fixed. Sorry for the troubles

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