We support enterprises like you to develop business and financial plans needed to access financing and scale your environmental and social impacts. We provide group-level and one-on-one support through a comprehensive and finance-focused accelerator programme.

By building a strong foundation for growth and increasing financial systems and capacities, the Uganda Green Enterprise Finance Accelerator facilitates access to tailored loans for green SMEs with growth potential and provides direct acceleration support.

Are you ready to grow ?

Apply to join the first cohort of the Uganda Green Enterprise Finance Accelerator today. Register your interest on our platform to access the application form and materials. We look forward to your application!

The Green Enterprise Finance Programme

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Application Process

To apply for the accelerator programme, enterprises must submit an application form detailing their current business model, team and expertise, and financial systems and investment plans. Our Green Enterprise Finance Accelerator Programmes will run yearly (until 2023) with four Call for Application windows. Unfortunately, we can only accept applications submitted during our Call for Application periods. If there is no Call for Application open at the moment, please register interest and we will reach out once the next window opens.

Enterprises should consider attending our UGEFA information sessions for insights and tips for submitting a compelling application. Applications will only be accepted when fully completed and submitted. We particularly welcome applications from women-owned or women-led enterprises.

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Catalyser Programme

Selected enterprises will be invited to join the UGEFA Catalyser workshops. In these hands-on interactive workshops, enterprises will work with peers on key topics for financial readiness and growth, including financial systems management and capacities, growth strategy, and financial modelling and planning, among others. Groups will be facilitated by experienced business development advisors, using easy-to-use practical tools to dig deeper into aspects of the business model and pave the way for growth.

The support is modular and tailored to the needs of each individual enterprise and provides excellent internal team building and networking opportunities. Tap in to a vast pool of expertise and experience and benefit from toolkits, which have been tested and proven by successful green enterprises around the globe.
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Accelerator Programme and Loan Facilitation

After successful completion of the Catalyser programme, enterprises will be matched with our partner banks to access loan facilities designed to meet their financial needs. The loan application process is supported by our experienced team of advisors. Our support doesn’t stop once the loan has been approved - we keep supporting enterprises as they take action to accelerate business growth.

During the accelerator support, UGEFA provides targeted one-on-one support with an experienced BDS advisor, focused on helping enterprises invest in their growth. This support includes strengthening financial management capacity and systems according to financial institutions requirements, advancing and validating the enterprise growth strategy, investment roadmap and testing financial assumptions.