The Standard Chartered Foundation is a charitable foundation that tackles inequality by promoting greater economic inclusion for disadvantaged young people from low-income households, particularly women and girls and people with visual impairments.
Funded by the Standard Chartered Foundation as part of Futuremakers by Standard Chartered, YBI will provide crucial support to over 33,000 young entrepreneurs in six countries across Africa, Asia and Europe.
Priority will be given to traditionally disadvantaged business owners who have been particularly affected by the COVID-19 economic crisis, including rural, micro and female entrepreneurs, business owners with disabilities and visual impairments and those excluded from formal financial support
The programme “Supporting the survival and recovery of youth-led MSMEs in the wake of COVID-19” is delivered by our local members and delivery partners in Botswana, Germany, Japan, Nigeria, Turkey, and Uganda. It focuses on particularly disadvantaged business owners, including rural, micro, and female entrepreneurs, business owners with disabilities and visual impairments and those excluded from formal financial support.
Support services range from mentoring, one-to-one consulting and peer coaching, advisory helplines and online resource platforms, to pitch competitions and awards as well as webinars, workshops, business clinics and thematic seminars.