Call for Applications: Mastercard Foundation Africa Growth Fund for African SMEs

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Call for Applications: Mastercard Foundation Africa Growth Fund for African SMEs
Call for Applications: Mastercard Foundation Africa Growth Fund for African SMEs

The Mastercard Foundation Africa Growth Fund’s goal is to provide dignified and fulfilling work for young people, particularly young women.

The Fund of Funds is catalytic, helping to bring in additional capital for African entrepreneurs, particularly female entrepreneurs. It strengthens and de-risks African investment funds committed to advancing gender equity in entrepreneurship.

Scope

The Fund-of-Funds initiative will help advance the Mastercard Foundation’s Young Africa Works strategy, which aims to enable 30 million young people in Africa, particularly young women, to access dignified and fulfilling work by 2030.

Funds that are owned and led by African entrepreneurs and located on the African continent are often considered high-risk. At the same time, African SMEs struggle to access the financing they need to scale, inhibiting their potential to drive economic growth and employment on the continent.

The Mastercard Foundation Africa Growth Fund tackles both challenges by investing in and strengthening African investment funds. This approach, in turn, supports African SMEs.

Target Audience

> Investment vehicles that have a high potential for job creation

> Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)

Benefits

> Get access to capital and non-financial resources.

> Get access to Business Development Services Platform.

Visit the official website here. 

Click here to apply

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