Ghana YouStart programme to Start By April 2022


Ghana YouStart programme to Start By April 2022

The government has completed the piloting of the flagship YouStart programme and ready to be rolled out in April this year. After the program takes off in April, every detail will be available.

YouStart is a vehicle by the Government of Ghana to support the youth with developing commercially viable businesses, gaining access to capital, training, technical skills and mentoring to enable them launch and operate their businesses.

YouStart will provide the youth-led enterprises with:

• District Level Loans under GHc10,000 after 2- 3 months of training.
• Soft loans of up to GHc 50,000 to help start-ups (particularly by young graduates and school leavers) and small businesses to expand.
• Starter packs (Soft loans tied to equipment acquisition) of up to 50,000 for individuals and GH l00 000 for associations/groups.
• Standard loan package of between GH(100,000 to GHc400 0oo at concessional rates for SMEs through financial institutions.

YOUSTART Eligibility/Criteria

  • Ghana Startups with founders under the age of 35 years.
  • Graduates & High & School Leavers
  • Entrepreneurs under the age of 35

Components Of YOUSTART

Training

Skills Development, Entrepreneurial Support and Business Advisory Services.

Funding

Access to Competitive Credit and Starter Packs

Enterprise Promotion

Mentoring and Access to Markets including Portals to facilitate “digital linkages” between youth- led enterprises and other businesses and relevant Government agencies.


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