In 2020, the world experienced the devastating impact of COVID-19, which led to nationwide lockdowns and government restrictions. In Ghana and Nigeria, small charities and social enterprises were hit very hard. That’s why Vine Fund 1 is supporting organizations that help communities in these countries.
The Fund is offering grants of between $500 – $1,000 to social impact organisations in Ghana and Nigeria.
How does the fund support you?
- Funding: Organizations will be awarded grants ranging from $500 – $1000 to support their businesses
- Capacity Building Support: Organizations will receive non-financial capacity building support through masterclasses, trainings, coaching or mentoring in order to scale up their businesses
- Community Support: Organizations will be added to the Vine Community where they can tap into the resources of the Community for growth
The funding can be used for:
- Helping you get your social impact organization back on track
- This might be the costs of getting trading back up and running, supporting outreach and marketing, supporting your costs while your business gets back to full strength, developing new markets and services etc.
- Helping you work with communities that are recovering
- This might be work related to supporting communities that have been hard hit by COVID-19, for example, supporting people to get back to work, helping marginalized children catch up with education, supporting families who have been bereaved, and providing services for people affected by long COVID etc.
Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- The operations of the organization must impact communities in Ghana or Nigeria
- The organization must be legally registered as a social enterprise/charitable organization
- The organization must have been in operation for at least 12 months at time of application
- The organization must normally rely on income from trading activity (selling goods or services).
For more information, visit https://www.foundervine.com/vinefund