Apply for an FFI N50k Career Kick Starter Grant

FFI are offering women wanting to kick start their career or change their career path into a new sector the opportunity to apply for a FFI N50k Career Kick Starter Grant.

You could be a young woman looking to secure your first job, a mother returning to work, a woman who has lost their job or had difficulty in finding your job. Whatever your circumstance FFI is here to help you kick start your career with our ‘FFI N50k Career Kick Starter Grant’.

With this grant you can buy data so you can search for jobs, purchase stationery, stamps and printing to apply for jobs, pay for travel to drop of applications or get to interviews, buy a new outfit for an interview or pay for a coaching or mentoring session.

Eligibility Criteria

To apply you must:

  • Be a Nigerian woman, living in Nigeria

  • Be unemployed or working a part-time job

  • Register for the Ready to Inspire Programme

  • Engage with the  Ready to Inspire campaign by watching webinars and recordings, and taking self-assessment tests

Terms of the grant

The grant can be only spent on the following:

  • Data

  • Stationery,

  • Printing

  • Postage

  • Travel,

  • Interview clothing

  • Coaching or mentor session with an FFI registered member

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  • The business must be located in and serving Mauritius being registered with the relevant authorities. It may be a for profit company (limited liability company etc) or not for profit company (NGO). For profit companies must have a minimum 51% shareholding of women and NGOS must be led by a woman/ women

  • There is no limit to how long the business/organisation has been running, you must be an SME (with a turnover of less than 50million rupees per year), and for NGOs there is no turnover limit. You must have proven your business model and have paying customers or clients.

  • We don’t mind which sector your business is in, but your business must have a positive environmental impact or strong sustainability element. Your business activities must be in line with Accenture’s goals in terms of sustainability:

    • Achieve net-zero emissions by 2025 by helping people to reduce emissions, examples may include renewable energy, climate-smart travel, nature-based carbon removal solutions and much more

    • Move to zero waste; examples include reuse or recycling of e-waste, such as computers and servers, as well all office furniture, elimination of single-use plastics, and more

    • Plan for water risk. Projects that help measure and reduce water waste and usage, sustainable agro and much more

  • You will need to send us a copy of your last filed accounts, if these are not available because your company is new please send your cash flow forecast for 2 years.

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