The 2024 AWIEF-Nedbank South Africa

The 2024 AWIEF-Nedbank South Africa programme seeks to enhance the readiness of women to access funding opportunities and scale-up their businesses in the agriculture and green economy sectors through the provision of tailored business development services, tools, mentoring and skills development.

Eligibility and Criteria for Selection
Businesses must meet the following criteria to be eligible for selection:

  • South African Exempt Micro Enterprises (EMEs) or Qualifying Small Enterprises (QSEs); at least 51% female black-owned
  • Operating in agriculture (agribusiness, agro-processing), green economy and climate-smart solutions
  • Businesses must be in a post-revenue phase
  • Scalable and highly innovative ventures
  • Businesses must be in operation for a minimum of three years
  • Owned or led by ambitious and committed women entrepreneurs
  • Businesses must be seeking investment or funding to scale

Deadline for submission is 3 March 2024 at 11:59pm Central Africa Time (CAT).
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Please ensure that you meet all of the eligibility criteria before applying. We look forward to receiving and going through your applications!

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