Due Date: February 25, 2019

Applications are now open for 2 HEVA funds: The Cultural Heritage Fund and The Girls in Creative Business Fund! The 2 centers add to the sustainable development of imaginative business in Kenya. HEVA likewise means to continue their work within the area, concentrated on strengthened relationships, target audience intervention and holistic organisation advancement.

Do you own an innovative organisation that deals with music, movie, style or video gaming? Apply to among HEVA’s funds devoted to East Africa’s imaginative markets.

About Cultural Heritage Seed Fund

The Cultural Heritage Seed Fund supports culture and heritage start-ups in Kenya working straight in the locations of music, movie, style, crafts, video gaming and carrying out arts– in addition to tourist tasks which commemorate and protect our heritage. This fund is open for application by people, groups, neighborhoods, services and companies dealing with endeavors, tasks or activities based in cultural heritage.

The center available is a grant/loan hybrid. HEVA is seeking to invest in between KES 500,000 and KES 3 million in each effective endeavor.

About Girl in Creative Business Fund

The Girls in Creative Industries Fund is created to support girls in imaginative business seeking to increase their production capability, introduce brand-new line of product, buy brand-new innovation and broaden their circulation networks in the East Africa market. In addition to the loan center, effective candidates will get customized monetary centers and targeted organisation assistance. The fund is open to woman-owned or majority-women owned services dealing with style, crafts, digital media, music efficiency, hair, charm and cosmetics in addition to imaginative education business.

The Girls in Creative Business Fund, developed in partnership with the Goethe Institut as part of the Jenga CCI imaginative economy intervention, concentrates on supporting Kenyan females in imaginative business in order to construct the competitiveness of imaginative market items in your home and in the East Africa market. The Young Women in Creative Business Fund is a loan center. HEVA will invest approximately KES 1,000,000 in each effective organisation, to be repaid over an optimal duration of 18 months.


  • Open to imaginative services that deal with music, movie, style or video gaming in East Africa

Cultural Heritage Seed Fund

  • Open for application by people, groups, neighborhoods, services and organisations who can show that their job will be an endeavor, job or activity based in cultural heritage. They will likewise show their total industrial worth, and income capacity from the regional and/or global tourist sectors, in addition to significant effect in cultural environments and neighborhoods.
  • You need to be a specific, group, neighborhood or organisation working in music, movie, style, video gaming, carrying out arts or concrete heritage.
  • Your job, concept, business should have a direct link to cultural heritage advancement that falls under any of the list below endeavors:.
    • Celebrations: Cultural, literature, movie, music, theater and so on
    • Cultural Products: Style, outfits and fabrics, fashion jewelry & devices, furnishings and decoration products, video games, music albums and so on
    • Concrete Heritage: Museums, archives, libraries, historical and cultural websites, neighborhood areas and placemaking, typography, native crafts and so on
    • Cultural Education: Creative practice, creative education, research study, journalism and publications, digital platforms (YouTube channels, blog sites, vlogs, independent media) and so on
  • You need to show experience and public engagement in the cultural heritage field.
  • You need to have work associated monetary records for the previous fiscal year such as billings, LPO’s, bank declarations and so on
  • You need to be a Kenyan resident who is resident in Kenya, and/or part of a service or organisation which is signed up and functional in Kenya *.
    • * Community-based companies (CBOs), trusts and charities do not certify.

Girl in Creative Business Fund

  • You need to be a Kenyan person local in Kenya, with a service that is lawfully signed up and functional in Kenya.
  • You need to have stayed in business for a minimum of 2 (2) years *.
  • Your organisation need to be women-owned or have bulk shareholding among females aged in between 18 and 35 (a company structure diagram demonstrating how the organisation is structured and how the positions of the organisation, with the names, ages and professions of their holders connect to one another will be needed as part of your application)
  • Your organisation need to sell among the following arenas:.
    • Style and garments production
    • Digital media, tv and movie
    • Live music occasions, celebrations, fairs and markets
    • Hair, charm and cosmetic items
    • Imaginative arts instructional business
  • You need to have monetary records for a minimum of a year, e.g M-pesa declarations, bank declarations, audits, and so on
  • You need to have functioned for a minimum of 3 years
  • You need to have at least 3 full-time staff members.
    • * Community-based companies (CBOs), trusts and charities do not certify.


To find out more, see HEVA Funds

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