APPLY NOW: Youstart Ghana Initiative Opens Portal For All Eligible Applicants
Youstart Ghana Initiative
GEA will implement Entrepreneurship Training and Grant Support under Component 2.1 of the World Bank Funded Ghana Jobs and Skills Project (GJSP). The Project Objective is to support skills development and job creation in Ghana.
The Agency will provide entrepreneurship training to 50,000 youth and early adults who have the potential to start a business. Three levels of entrepreneurship training will be offered: basic, intermediate, and advanced. The training will be based on standardized, quality-assured packages in different locations nationwide. All training will be delivered using an experiential participatory approach conducive for adult learning and will also be district based and non-residential.
All advanced training participants will receive mentoring and coaching support, which encompasses guidance to prepare business plans, meet business registration and licensing requirements, and connect with input and output markets. Short duration internship, mentoring and guidance sessions would be arranged for some selected beneficiaries.
The Competitive Business Start-up Grants
The Business Start-up Grants will deploy financial support to selected youth who successfully undergo training up to the intermediate level. These grants will be available to individuals and self-formed groups, majority-owned by Ghanaians, with high potential to succeed in business, and operating in any of the non-resource-based sectors.
1. Between the ages of 18 to 40 years
2. Minimum of Basic Education Certificate Examination
3. Willingness to start a business
4. School dropouts already in a business would be considered
5. Special attention would be given to women and Persons with Disabilities (PWD)
6. You will need the following documents/information to complete your application:
7. Digital Address
8. Valid National ID Card preferably “Ghana Card”
9. Certificate of the most recent education attained
10. Valid mobile number
How To Apply for Youstart Ghana Initiative
The Youstart Ghana Initiative starts in April onwards. The Youstart online application portal will be activated after the launch of the Youstart Ghana Initiative and announced on the social media platforms of stakeholders. The portal will only be accessible after the launch.