2021 BATN Foundation Farmers for the Future Grant for Nigeria Agripreneurs Youth Corp Members

Deadline: March 12, 2021.

The Farmers for the Future (F4F) Grant is an Agricultural Entrepreneurship grant designed to support young people with viable Agri-Business with equity-free capital and other associated support they may require to scale their businesses.

The project is an initiative developed and sponsored by the British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation (BATNF) in partnership with NYSC and implemented by SAEDConnect. It is targeted at currently serving National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members – as part of BATNF’s drive to encourage and support the youth in sustainable agriculture.

ELIGIBILITY

  1. Open to currently serving National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members
  2. Open to young people who are agripreneurs or have agribusiness ideas
  3. Must be from Nigeria

PRIZE

FIRST CASH PRIZE: N3,000,000.00

SECOND CASH PRIZE: N2,000,000.00

THIRD CASH PRIZE: N1,000,000.00

In addition to:

  1. Linkage to financial institutions and investors for follow-on financing and/or credit facilities
  2. Winners will get technical support to establish their agribusiness
  3. Participation in an intensive “Think-through-your-business” boot camp
  4. Mentorship under seasoned entreprenuers and Agric Experts
  5. Membership of the F4F alumni network
  6. Participation in other partner-drive training programs
  7. Support with business registration & other legal & regulatory requirements

STAGES

1. Submit Your Application: The online application portal will be available for you to send in your applications
2. Virtual Bootcamp: 20 Selected businesses will go through a rigorous virtual bootcamp where they will refine their business thesis and build a compelling pitch.ts.
3. Pitch Event & Award: The top 10 businesses from the bootcamp will pitch before a panel of expert judges and investors. 3 winners will be selected.
4. Mentorship: The 3 Winners will be given financing to execute, strengthen, advance and scale their businesses under the guidance of seasoned mentors. They will also be connected to the relevant networks they require to make progress
5. Join The Farmers For The Future Alumni: Continue to enjoy exclusive access to expert mentorship, insider opportunities and a robust support network that will open doors to follow on financing, new markets, etc.

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