Standard Chartered Foundation

About Standard Chartered Foundation

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.

Our partnership with Standard Chartered Foundation

Funded by the Standard Chartered Foundation as part of Futuremakers by Standard Chartered, YBI has so far provided crucial support to over 15,595 entrepreneurs in seven countries across Asia, Africa and Europe. The programme has been delivered by our local members and delivery partners in Botswana, Germany, Japan, Nigeria, Turkey, and Uganda and 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.

In 2022 the programme was renewed for a further two years, to include a further eighth delivery partner in Vietnam.

Read the results from 2020-21 here and watch a summary below.

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Supporting the survival and recovery of youth-led MSMEs in the wake of COVID-19YBI’s emergency support programme to support young entrepreneurs in six countries across Africa, Asia and Europe through the COVID-19 crisis.

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