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GEA SME GRANT – Request for Grant Applications (Covid-19 Response Grant)

The World Bank is providing funding support to the Government of Ghana (GoG) for the implementation of the Ghana Economic Transformation Project (GETP). The project’s development objective is to promote private investments and firm growth in non-resource-based sectors. The Government of Ghana through the Economic Transformation Project is providing grants to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Ghana Enterprises Agency is implementing the COVID-19 Response Grant Programme and is inviting eligible High Growth Potential SMEs that have been impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic to apply for the grant.

REQUIREMENTS AND ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

1. Must be a Small or a Medium Enterprise (SME);

2. Business Registration Certificate or Certificate of Incorporation;

3. Financial Statements or Income Statements for the years 2019 to 2021;

4. SMEs which commenced operations in or after March 2022 are not eligible and should not apply.

ELIGIBLE ENTERPRISES

> Agriculture/Agro-processing

> Manufacturing

> Textiles and Garments

> Education

> Food and Beverage

> ICT

> Trade/Commerce

> Construction

> Transport & Logistics

> Pharmaceutical production firms and companies in the

> Production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs)

ELIGIBLE COSTS/ACTIVITIES

> Payment for machinery and equipment, or technology

> Equipment installation and repair costs

> Rents

> Regulatory Compliance costs

> Working capital expenditures such as raw materials, and marketing costs

HOW TO APPLY

Eligible enterprises may apply for the grants online at https://gea.gov.gh/getp

A Grant Application Guide is online at https://gea.gov.gh/getp/application-guide to guide applicants in completing the online application form.

For inquiries, please call the GEA Call Centre on 0302 74 77 77 or email [email protected]

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