B.I.S Grant 2021: United Nations Africa is calling on Startups to Apply for Funding

About the Opportunity

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa B.I.S (Business. Idea. Startup) Grant awards $25,000 to Africans with innovative ideas, brilliant startups and growing businesses.

UNECA Grant for Businesses, Ideas & Startups

Whether it's just an idea or an established business, our programme is structured to assist you access funds.

Submission Deadline

24th September, 2021.

What We're Looking Out For

Criteria used in evaluating applications and awarding grants include:

  • Financials: How our grant funds would really contribute to the growth of your idea, startup or business.

  • Integrity: Your application should be filled with accurate information as we often verify applicant claims.

  • Team: Explain why you or your team (if any) is best equipped to execute your idea, startup or business.

  • Broader Impact: During the interview, share how our grant funds would impact your society at large.


  • Age: Applicant must be above the age of 16 years and below 65 years.

  • Citizenship: Applicant must be a bona fide citizen of an African country.

  • Education: Applicant must have at least completed secondary or high school education.

  • Conferencing Tool: Applicant must have a close-by device to initiate a video conferencing call.

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Contact Details:



Headquarters: UN Secretariat Building, 405 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, United States.

Africa Office: UN Avenue, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya.

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