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GEMS Nigeria Grant opens to SMEs

Are you a startup or an existing business? Is your Nigerian based business in need of startup funding, training and assistance?

Growth and Employment in States project is a $160 million fund launched by the World Bank and DFID with support from the Federal Government of Nigeria to enable employment generation through enterprise development in high potential value chain sectors.

The six target industries eligible to benefit from the GEMS programme include;

  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Construction and Real Estate
  • Light manufacturing
  • Entertainment
  • Meat and Leather

The fund is providing premium support to SMEs through the provision of consulting, training and grant.

Eligibility criteria includes;

  • 18 years +
  • Nigerian based company
  • Fit into industry segments (read details of each industry on the website as each takes an expansive perspective of what each sector accommodates)
  • Less than 100 employees

To apply for this window, click here

Read this: How to Apply for any Startup Business Funding Competition and Win!

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