Application for Kickstart Grant 2021 Now Open (Get up to N2million in Cash)

Application for Kickstart Grant 2021 Now Open – Are you an entrepreneur focused in the area of Agriculture, Modular Retailing, Circular Packaging (Recycling), Water Stewardship, Technology, and Renewable Energy?

The International Breweries Foundation is an arm of International Breweries Plc, (a proud part of the AB InBev Group) with the objective of delivering impactful, developmental, and sustainable projects. 

Kickstart is an initiative of the Foundation and focuses on enterprise growth and development for young entrepreneurs. The Kickstart Grant 2021 programme supports youth-owned businesses through the provision of training, access to capital (grants), and mentoring

Kickstart is also available within other countries in Africa, as an initiative of the Africa Zone of the AB InBev Group. The program hitherto has been successfully implemented in South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Tanzania. 

In Nigeria, the program started in 2016 and has run three editions in the South West and South East region. With effect from 2019, Kickstart has become a national intervention in Nigeria, now Kickstart Grant 2021 open to youths in the six geo-political zones of the country.

To participate in the Kickstart, prospective awardees are required to fill and submit an application form. To be considered for shortlisting, applicants are required to meet the following requirements:

  1.   Age: 18 years to 35 years.
    II.  Communication: English language (read, write and speak).
    III. Location: Reside in and have their business operations in Nigeria
    IV. Business Areas:
  • Agriculture – (Maize, Rice and Sorghum value chain and others)
  • Circular Packaging (e.g., recycling)
  • Renewable Energy
  • Water Stewardship
  • Modular Retailing (Unique small-scale sales model for International Breweries Plc. Products)
  • Others
  1. Businesses must be within 0 to 3years.