Open for Applications – 8th December 2021 to 31st January 2022
We are now inviting grant applications from established social enterprises for projects that aim to increase sustainable access to public goods and essential services for refugees and host communities in Kakuma and Kalobeyei areas, Turkana West.
The Social Enterprise Window specifically seeks to promote business models which increase access to water and sanitation, engage in recycling, or provide childcare services for low-income families.
All proposed projects should be commercially viable and sustainable and have the potential to raise incomes, provide goods and services, create jobs, and improve living standards for families living in these areas – both refugee and host communities.
Social enterprises currently present in the areas or those willing to enter the market are invited to apply for performance-based grants, ranging from US $100,000 to a maximum of US $750,000, which will also require co-financing from the enterprises.
Funding must be used for a specific project in Kakuma and Kalobeyei areas, e.g. entry to the market or scaling up an existing project.
Technical support will be available for successful applicants to maximise their project’s sustainability and development impact.
KKCF is targeting social enterprises that will create sustainable operations that extend beyond the life of the five-year duration of the program.
To be considered a Social Enterprise your business should:
Applicants must meet eligibility criteria including:
Each applicant will be evaluated and scored against the criteria that includes:
To apply for the grants, please click on the “Apply” button and register on our secure online application platform. You will be expected to complete an application form.
All applicants must submit their application through AECF’s online platform.
The application window closes at Midnight EAT on 31st January 2021.
Additional guidelines for submitting: