The East Africa Creative Business Fund invests in creative businesses in five East African countries: Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Ethiopia.
It is a program for the regional creative economy which operates in partnership with the European Commission, and Agence Française de Développement (AFD).
The Fund is designed to provide financing for businesses to restructure interrupted supply chains; increase production capacity; diversify offerings; increase market share; increase integration in local and regional value-chains; support the transition to low-touch and digital capabilities, and take advantage of new opportunities.
East Africa Creative Business Fund beneficiaries will also be the recipients of strategic engagements to synergize with their direct cash-flow investment. This will include relevant financial modeling, legal, tax, human resource, accounting, and cash flow management support, as well as access to training and international platforms for market access.
The topics in the EA Creative Business Fund are:
- Crafts and Handmade Items
- Creative and Cultural Education
- Cultural Infrastructure
- Cultural Tourism
- Decorative Home
- Digital Media
- Film, TV, and Photography
- Food and Cuisine
- Music Production and Distribution
Open For Applications: 1st September – 19th October
Link to Application Process