Get Up to KSH 40 million Grant Funding for Organizations in Kenya in the Future Bora Challenge 2020

Join the Future Bora Challenge for a chance to compete alongside organizations that serve the most vulnerable and marginalized Kenyan youths for a grant funding of KSH 40 million. 

Selected organizations will receive grant funding to aid the services they already render and in addition be exposed to potential opportunities. 

Application Deadline: December 15, 2020.


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The three Winning organizations will each:

  • Receive grant funding of KSH 40 million disbursed in tranches
  • Gain Capacity-building by being provided advisory and mentoring support for scale and growth
  • Gain increased Visibility- Opportunity to show intervention and gain visibility. 


The challenge is open to organizations that satisfy the following criteria:

  • Registered in Kenya.
  • The intervention/solution submitted by the organization must be unique and innovative in solving unemployment issues faced by the most vulnerable and under-served Kenyan youth.
  • All types of organizations (for-profit, not-for-profit), except state-owned enterprises and public institutions, are eligible to apply for the challenge. 
  • At least 80% of the beneficiaries of the proposed intervention should be between the age of 18 and 29 years.
  • The organization should have been operational for at least three years as of 1st September 2020 (applicants will be required to submit audited financial statements for the last three years).


  • Applying organizations should be working with:
    • Orphans- Youths (18-29 years) bereft through death or abandoned by both their parents while they were children. 
    • Persons with disability-Youths (18-29 years) with a physical, sensory, mental, or other impairment, including any visual, hearing, learning, or physical incapability, which adversely impacts their social, economic, or environmental participation
    • Single mothers-Young mothers (18-29 years) who have a dependent child or dependent children and who are widowed, divorced, or unmarried
    • Youths affected by conflict- Youths (18-29 years) whose lives have been adversely affected by conflict, such as inter-community conflicts, land disputes, pastoral / cattle rustling, terrorism and violence
    • Street youths- Youths (18-29 years) for whom the street has become their habitual abode and who live outside of key societal institutions, such as the family, education and other statutory services; who do not have any formal sources of support and are dependent upon informal support networks
    • Youths (18-29 years) from vulnerable and marginalized communities as defined by the Government of Kenya
  • Consortia are eligible to apply if the lead applicant fulfills all criteria and other partners fulfill at least 4 (out of 5) of the other criteria.

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Application Instructions

Before applying click here to learn more about the program. 

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About the Future Bora Challenge

An initiative of the Government of Kenya under the Kenya Youth Employment and Opportunities Project (KYEOP), the Future Bora challenge seeks to catalyze interventions that expand economic opportunities for the most vulnerable and under-served Kenyan youths between the age of 18 and 29 years. 

It aims to reduce the obstacles that these youths face while seeking employment and income generation opportunities. 

The challenge seeks to eradicate stigmatization and misconceptions, sole childcare responsibilities, lack of mentorship, and limited access to adaptive learning.

By supporting interventions that are tailored to the local and highly specific needs of the most vulnerable youth, the initiative aims to expand economic opportunities for the most vulnerable and under-served Kenyan youth.

The Future Bora Initiative is implemented by the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs (MIIYA) and funded by the World Bank. Intellecap Advisory Services is the management firm for this initiative.

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Key Dates and Order of Program

Organizations are to submit their applications by the deadline of 15th December 2020. 

Shortlisted organizations will be announced by Mid January 2021 and the top 30 applicants from the first round will be announced.

  • Applications received will be reviewed on a rolling basis by the managing firm, Intellecap, and an independent judging panel.

    Organizations with the best interventions will be selected.

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