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4 Fundraising Opportunities for Kenyan Creatives You Can Apply Now!

Article by Lena Anyuolo
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Posted: January 25, 2019  

So, you have a really creative idea that you believe will change the world, but you just don’t have the money to get it off the ground. What to do? Well there, are some great funding opportunities available for Kenyan creatives to expand their businesses or boost their knowledge of copyright legislation.

Check them out below:

1. Young Women in Creative Industries Fund

Who is it for?
Young women in creative enterprises who are looking to increase their production capacities, expand distribution networks in the East African Market, launch new product lines and invest in new technology. To be eligible, your business must trade in fashion and apparel manufacturing, digital media, live events (music, festivals, fairs and markets), cosmetics or creative arts educational enterprises)

Terms: HEVA Fund will invest up to Ksh. 1,000,000 in form of loans with a repayment period of 15-18 months.

Application Timeline: Application deadline is 25th February 2019. Apply here

2. Cultural Heritage Seed Fund

Who is it for?
Individuals and organisations who’s startups work in music, film, fashion, gaming, performing arts and tangible heritage; and their company, project or idea has a direct link to cultural heritage development.

Terms: HEVA Fund will invest between Ksh. 500,000 – 3,000,000 in the form of seed grant-loan hybrids with a repayment period of 24 months.

Application Timeline: Deadline for application is 25th February 2019. Apply here

3. Growth Fund

Who is it for?
Medium-sized creative businesses looking for growth capital.

Terms: The Growth Fund will be launched in Feb 2019 by HEVA Fund and Agence Française de Développement (AFD) who will invest Ksh. 5,000,000- 10,000,000 in form of loans with a repayment period of 48 months.

Application Timeline: Call for applications will begin in Feb 2019. Apply here

4. Copyright Training

Who is it for?
Goethe Institut will offer free monthly trainings to those in the creative industry. The sessions are provided in collaboration with KECOBO and Twaweza Communications and will provide information around the copyright application process and legislation. The training is part of Goethe Institut’s larger project, JENGA CCI – Global Project Culture and Creative Industries, aimed at strengthening cultural and creative industries in Kenya. Click here to attend 25th January 2019 training for graphic designers.

About the author

Lena Anyuolo

Lena is a former KenyaBuzz employee.

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