Starting from June 2022, WIDU is offering a new grant type: the Local Call. This funding instrument is available directly to local entrepreneurs to boost their businesses in specified thematic areas. Each Local Call addresses a specific topic which may differ from country to country – depending on which economic sector is of major regional importance. In contrast to WIDU's other funding instruments - Original WIDU Grant and Corona Business Grant - African entrepreneurs can directly apply for funding and coaching, without the participation of the diaspora.
Find out more about the currently available Local Calls, the process and eligibility criteria below.
Available Local Calls
Application is now open
Past Local Calls
From June 2022 to October 2022