CALL FOR APPLICATIONS UNDER BUSAC FUND PHASE III:

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT FACILITY (WINDOW 5)

Building on the successful implementation of the Business Development Services (BDS) programme under BUSAC Fund Phase III, the Fund hereby announces a limited call for applications for support under Window 5 for private sector and farmer based organizations. 

Window 5 of BUSAC III is a facility reserved to strengthen the capacity of Private Sector Organizations (PSOs) and Farmer Based Organizations (FBOs) to facilitate the provision of BDS to their members in response to improvements in the business environment following successful advocacy campaigns. 

The Fund will consider applications from PSOs on BDS modules and topics that will improve the competitiveness and growth potentials of their members. The facility will finance BDS modules and topics within the BUSAC Fund’s priority areas of Sustainable Agriculture, Green Growth and Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA). Window 5 is a matching grant facility, hence the maximum grant size is Fifty Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHS50,000), constituting 80% of the total eligible cost of the BDS training. The applicant is expected to contribute the remaining 20% of the total cost.

Business associations who have not previously benefitted from the Fund’s BDS support are particularly encouraged to apply.

To be eligible for support under Window 5, the applicant must have the following: 

1.  Be a Private Sector Organization such as a business association, a farmer-based organisation,  

     a trade union or other association within the labour market;

2.  Be registered at the Registrar General’s Department or District Assembly;

3.  Must have the managerial capacity to manage the grant contract and its reporting systems;

4.  Must have a strategy for continuity and sustainability.  

Interested organizations should download and complete the BDS application forms and their accompanying guidelines from the BUSAC Fund’s website via this link:

http://www.busac.org/downloads.php. 

Applicants can then submit the completed BDS application forms to bdsapplications@busac.org. The deadline for the completion of the application forms is close of business on Wednesday 5th June, 2019.  Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

Additional information may be obtained from the BUSAC Fund Secretariat from Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 5:00 pm by phone on 0302 780 178 or via e-mail to jasante@busac.org or edayatu@busac.org.