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Top 10 Grants for Business, Personal and Research funding 2024

Are you looking for grants for Business, Personal and Research funding in 2024? Here are grants to apply.


Tony Elumelu Foundation Grant 2024 | $5,000 and Entrepreneurship Mentorship

The Tony Elumelu Foundation is the leading philanthropy empowering a new generation of African entrepreneurs, driving poverty eradication, catalyzing job creation across all 54 African countries, and ensuring inclusive economic empowerment.

Since the launch of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme in 2015, the Foundation has trained over 1.5 million young Africans on its digital hub, TEFConnect, and disbursed nearly USD$100 million in direct funding to 18,000 African women and men, who have collectively created over 400,000 direct and indirect jobs.

The Foundation’s mission is rooted in Africapitalism, which positions the private sector, and most importantly entrepreneurs, as the catalyst for the social and economic development of the African continent.

Eligibility TEFconnect  entrepreneurship program;

  • Interested applicants must have already existing innovative businesses in the gestation stage of 0 to 3 years or have a very viable business idea. The business or business idea must also be profitable.
  • The applicant must be an African startup entrepreneur that has a business or business idea based in Africa.
  • Applicants with businesses will be counted valid as long as they meet the criteria irrespective of the sector.
  • Applicants with Businesses or those with viable business ideas must make sure the business can create employment.

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Federal Government Technical Entrepreneurship Skill Grant 2024

In a bid to foster technical, vocational, and entrepreneurial skills among Nigerian youths, the Office of the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Technical, Vocational, and Entrepreneurship Education (SSATVEE) has announced the commencement of the 2024 Federal Government Technical/Entrepreneurship Skill Grant program.

Geared towards individuals aged 18 to 40, this initiative aims to provide a substantial boost to aspiring innovators and business owners across the nation.

The Federal Government Technical/Entrepreneurship Skill Grant is a programme open to Nigerian Youth to showcase their Technical or Entrepreneurship Skill to receive a grant of N500,000 business start-up kit.

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NG-Cares Business Fund 2024 | N50,000 to N250,000 for Entrepreneurs

The NG-Cares Business Fund 2024 is a transformative initiative designed to address the challenges of poverty and unemployment within communities.

By extending financial support ranging from #50,000 to #250,000, the program empowers individuals and caters to the needs of small, independent specialists.

To qualify for this assistance, entrepreneurs must have their businesses or professions duly registered with government bodies such as CAC, TAX, SEMEDAN, etc.

This initiative, sponsored by the World Bank, reflects a commitment to fostering economic growth and stability. It provides a significant opportunity for entrepreneurs to enhance their existing businesses or embark on new ventures.

The program will provide financial support from 20k, 50k, 100k to 250k to entrepreneurs who need to improve their business or start a business.

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Ashpot Startup Accelerator Program 2024 | Up to N15 million naira

The Ashpot Startup Accelerator Program promotes local startup success. Our program is intended to provide full assistance, guidance, and resources to early-stage ventures, propelling them toward long-term growth.

By developing local talent, we not only contribute to the success of individual entrepreneurs but also to our community’s general economic and social development.

Startup accelerators are an important economic driver. Ashpot acknowledges that a healthy startup ecosystem has the ability to create jobs, progress technology, and enrich communities.

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African Women Entrepreneurs Program 2024 – Powered By United States African Development Foundation (Award: $50,000 – $100,000)

The United States African Development Foundation (USADF), in partnership with the United States Department of State Africa Bureau, invites applications for the 2024 African Women Entrepreneurs Program-Reimagined grant.

This is the second application cycle for this grant and only applicants from the following countries may apply: Namibia; Mauritania; Senegal; Cote d’Ivoire; Malawi; Uganda; and Zambia.


Applicants must be woman-owned to be considered and 100% African-owned and managed; legally registered and operating in the country from which they make an application, with basic functional management and financial controls for at least 3 years and a banking history of no less than 12 months.

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Mastercard Foundation Partners with CcHub to Accelerate African Startups (Up to 100k USD Equity Free Grants)

CcHub and Mastercard Foundation are partnering to empower ed-tech startups that are building tools that enhance learning outcomes and accelerate access to equitable and quality education for Africa’s next generation. Startups that make it into our accelerator program enjoy the following benefits.


Startups must be Africa-focused and incorporated in Nigeria. They should be building solutions that address challenges across K-12, tertiary education, and vocational skills training.

Your Edtech Solution must possess these two qualities

EdTech Solution Based

Must have verifiable users aligned with our accelerator’s focus: education access, student learning, school management, and teacher/trainer effectiveness.

Inclusive Teams

Applicants should have a balanced team, passionate about education. Female founders of EdTech solution companies are strongly encouraged to apply

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Afri Women Innovation Grant 2024

The Afri Women Innovation (AWI) Grant is an EquiHER initiative that coheres with the United Nations SDG and aims to provide assistance to African women with promising business ideas or existing companies within Africa.


Sync! Hackathon‘24 For Tech Enthusiasts |Up to $550 Cash Prize

Calling all techies.

Participate in innovation by joining the Sync! Hackathon ’24 runs virtually for two days.
This event allows participants to gather, collaborate, and develop unique solutions to problems encountered in project management and team collaboration.

During the Sync! Hackathon 2024, you will focus on addressing project management difficulties. The problem statement for this hackathon is given below:


“When people collaborate on a project, they both collaborate with different expectations, and face problems that stall the project. Some of these problems include ambiguous goals set by the client, impossible deadline set by the client and lack of accountability and burnout of the contractor.”

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STARTS4AFRICA Artist Residency – Nigeria 2024 | up to €35,000

Calling Artists, Researchers, technologists and multidisciplinary Teams in Nigeria to apply for the first STARTS Residency Program fully dedicated to promoting sub-Saharan Africa innovation at the nexus of Science + Technology + Arts.

Through 6-month residencies, STARTS4AFRICA will enhance art-driven innovation in Nigeria.

This pioneering initiative will allow artists to address regional challenges around Food and Water, Digital Mapping and Speculative Landscapes, Culture and Coding, Wearable Technology and Smart Textile, Immersive Storytelling, Rethinking Sustainable Construction, and Speculative Urbanism.

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Gen F Entrepreneur In Residence 2024 For African startups |Up to $250,000

Gen F, an initiative facilitated by Founders Factory is set to invest $250,000 in startups from Africa through its Entrepreneur in Residence program.

The program will also provide the founders of these startups with a budget for experimentation and access to expert guidance.

Founders will also be included in an ‘Entrepreneur In Residence Venture Design Studio’ that combines venture studio and VC models to deliver investment and hands-on support to early-stage founders dedicated to devising solutions for local challenges.

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