Do you need capital to expand that business or idea in Nigeria? Apply for the Intafact Hero Kickstart Grant

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Nigerians with existing businesses or business idea can apply to the Intafact Hero Kickstart programme to stand a chance of winning grants to help them grow their business. Application ends April 28, 2017.

The programme is open only to Nigerians between the ages 18 to 35 who live and have their businesses in Abia, Anambra, Benue, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu and Imo states.

According to the organizers, the goal of the programme is “to build a young prosperous society by helping to create a culture of entrepreneurship thereby reducing youth unemployment in the Nigeria.”

Eligibility and Criteria:

  • Applicants must be at least 18 and at most 35 years with valid identification (e.g National I.D; Drivers License; International Passport; Voters Registration, etc) as at the last day of the application period.
  • He or she must be willing to operate the business on a full-time basis.
  • Should have an innovative business idea in need of a startup capital.
  • Or already have an existing small businesses needing capital to expand operations.
  • Energetic and entrepreneurial in approach.
  • Should be able to read and write.

The Intafact Kickstart programme is Intafact’s Beverages Limited’s corporate social investment (CSI) initiative run by its subsidiary Intafact Hero’s Foundation. It is aimed at instilling a culture of entrepreneurship among Nigerian youths by encouraging them to develop their big ideas into sustainable businesses or expand their existing businesses through the provision of material and financial support which include:

  • Business development skill training
  • Business mentoring and coaching
  • Provision of grant for business start-up and or expansion

First launched in South Africa in 1995 as a poverty alleviation initiative, the programme has also been implemented in Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Tanzania.

 For more information on application process, go here

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  1. Emylson

    April 5, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    When is it coming to Lagos. I’m really interested.

    • Oladipo Oladepo

      April 6, 2017 at 5:51 am

      Hello Emylson, for now this opportunity is restricted to the East. However, be rest assured that as soon as applications are being accepted from Lagosian, it will be published here. Visit this space regularly to be updated.

  2. Awosika Olumide

    April 6, 2017 at 9:11 pm


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