HEVA Fund, British Council launch US$5.3m grant facility to support creative and cultural industries in 14 East African nations

EAST AFRICA – HEVA Fund LLP and the British Council, as part of the ACP-EU Culture Programme, have established a grant facility, Ignite Culture, for the support of creative and cultural industries (CCIs) in 14 countries in Eastern Africa.  This initiative is a result of a historic partnership between the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) and the European Union (EU), which in turn will offer great opportunities for creative talents from various African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. ACP EU Culture Programme (Eastern Africa) – Ignite Culture…

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Social Enterprise Ghana partners British Council to launch women business accelerator in Ghana

GHANA – The British Council Ghana and Social Enterprise Ghana have partnered to launch the Social Enterprise Women Business Accelerator. The collaboration is a two-month business accelerator for women-led social enterprises focusing on businesses that have a clear positive social and/or environmental mission. The initiative will enable 50 women-led social enterprises to become more investor-ready, connect them with investor partners and help them access funding. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women entrepreneurs was severe and support programs like this can help build the resilience of these businesses.  “We…

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