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Fight to end poverty in local communities in the most innovative ways

AIM HIGHER AFRICA HAS……

 $ 200,000

Awarded

150

Grants

5

Countries

OUR GRANTS

Since 2014 we have been giving out small sums of money to young entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas that help impoverished communities. They are all dedicated to the company ethos of improving communities and creating sustainable business to end youth unemployment.

An Aim Higher Africa grant comes with a small amount of funding, Aim Higher Africa materials (including ignite toolkit and business start up materials), a local mentor, a personal grant manager as well as training and development. We support organisations led by young people between the ages of 15 to 25 that are innovative and have a social impact.

APPLY

To apply for our 2017 grant intake, please click on the link below. Ensure you are eligible for a grant by reading our criteria below, and if you have any questions please contact us at grants@aimhigherafrica.com.

CRITERIA

YES


Grants will be awarded to small, youth-led organisations that:
  1. A proven record of leadership and accomplishment in business and entrepreneurship
  2. A demonstrated commitment to public or community service, volunteerism, or mentorship.
  3. The ability to work cooperatively in diverse groups and respect the opinions of others.
  4. Strong social and communication skills.
  5. An energetic, positive attitude and can do attitude.
  6. Demonstrated knowledge, interest and professional experience in the sector/track selected.
  7. A commitment to return to Africa and apply leadership skills and training to benefit the applicant’s country and/or community after they return home.
  8. A business at start up stage, which is innovative and sustainable with a wider benefit to the community.

NO


We will not fund:
  1. Organisations that work with young people but which are not led entirely by young people
  2. Scholarships or college fees
  3. Doctoral or other research
  4. Projects that discriminate against people because of religion, sex, race, disability or sexual orientation
  5. Projects with budgets that primarily reflect a focus on capital expenditure, eg erecting buildings, creating physical infrastructure (schools, orphanages, community centres, etc) or purchasing of major equipment (such as vehicles
  6. Projects with a primary focus on delivering health care, shelter, food security or other non-education focused development initiatives