ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The Antigua and Barbuda Investment Authority (ABIA) is encouraging entrepreneurs interested in green businesses and technologies to take advantage of the Caribbean Climate Innovation Center’s (CCIC) extended April 20 deadline for grant funding.
The World Bank-funded CCIC is currently funding up to US$50,000 to entrepreneurs under their Proof of Concept (POC) Grant Funding Scheme.
The programme is available to entrepreneurs in CARICOM countries with projects or prototypes in five areas: resource use efficiency/recycling, water management, sustainable agriculture, solar energy and energy efficiency.
ABIA director of enterprise development, Jacqueline Yearwood, stressed that applying for the programme is not only beneficial to the entrepreneur, but to Antigua and Barbuda as a whole.
“This new programme gives our people the opportunity to attain funding to develop sustainable businesses that would positively impact our environment and communities. It not only fosters entrepreneurship, but encourages environmentalism,” Yearwood said.
The Authority is dedicated to programmes that foster sustainability and inventiveness and ABIA executive director Henderson Fields said the CCIC is one such initiative.
“ABIA partners with organisations that offer opportunities for innovation and enterprise. We want to encourage as many people as possible to apply for this lucrative grant,” Fields said.
For further information on the CCIC POC Grant Funding Scheme or to apply, visit http://www.caribbeancic.org/