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AECF | Kakuma Kalobeyi Challenge Fund for social innovation for refugees and host communities

| Sectors: Displacement, refugees, social impact innovation
| Granting entities: AECF | Kakuma Kalobeyi Challenge Fund
| Deadline: January 31
| Type of support: Grants
| Funding/benefits: 100,000 USD – 750,000 USD
| Applicants: Companies, startups, social enterprises, or single trader
| Locations: Kakuma / Kalobeyi refugee camp, Kenya

Synopsis: The Competitive Business Challenge of KKCF is an opportunity for local entrepreneurs, social enterprise directors and company owners to access performance-based grants and technical support for expanding or establishing new products and services to serve the refugees and host communities of these areas.

The Fund will be promoting the competition windows to the following target groups:

  • Local small and medium enterprises in Kakuma and Kalobeyei area or those in Turkana County that would like to expand to these areas.
  • Women and youth-owned/led enterprises operating in Kakuma and Kalobeyei area or those that would like to expand to these areas.

Funding available will depend on the size and turnover of the existing company, social enterprise, or single trader.

For companies and social enterprises, repayable grants and zero-interest loans will be dependent on match funding and development milestones being achieved.

Individual micro-enterprises will be eligible for small grants and there will be local training and support to help with the application process. 

The competition window for local enterprises will launch early 2021.

Grants will range from:

  • US $250,000 to US $750,000 for the Private Sector Window
  • US $100,000 to US $750,000 for the Social Enterprise Window

Link to application here.

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