What do I need to apply for a grant?
Thank you for contacting the OWN Bahamas Foundation. We are pleased that you are interested in submitting your business plan for the opportunity to receive funding. You will need the following items to apply:
- A brief bio
- Outline plans detailing your goals and aspirations for expanding the Bahamian economy
- Legible copy of their passport
- Passport Photos
- 2 Character References
More details can be found here: http://ownyourbahamas.com/application-process/
What is the OWN Bahamas Foundation?
The OWN Bahamas Foundation is an initiative created under the IL Cares Foundation on the premise of offering change and a better way of life for many Bahamians throughout The Bahamas. We focus on offering entrepreneurial grant opportunities for individuals who do not have the capital to fund their business themselves. Our organization aims to create an ecosystem that supports and sustains entrepreneurship through empowerment, inspiration, education and advocacy. You can learn more here: http://ownyourbahamas.com/about-own/
Does the Own Bahamas Foundation offer scholarships?
Thank you for taking the time to contact the Own Bahamas Foundation. Our organization aims to create an ecosystem that supports and sustains entrepreneurship through empowerment, inspiration, education and advocacy. To this end, the organization offers its support through grant funding for new and existing businesses. Unfortunately, the organization does not offer scholarships at this time.
When does the submission process begin?
Thank you for contacting the OWN Bahamas Foundation. We are thrilled to know that you are interested in submitting your business proposal for review for this year’s OWN Bahamas Foundation Grant offering. The application process begins on _______.
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I submitted a proposal but no-one responded to my message.
Thank you for taking the time to contact the OWN Bahamas Foundation. We regret to hear that you’ve had this experience. We have every desire to address your needs and will be in contact with you in the coming days.
Please accept our sincerest apology for any inconvenience caused.
Does the OWN Bahamas Foundation accept/ support businesses from all industries?
The OWN Bahamas Foundation believes that small businesses are the backbone of the Bahamian economy and we believe in each and every one despite the limitations of the industry. Each business serves a specific purpose and in many ways that enhance our lives. The OWN Bahamas Foundation recognizes the importance of diversification and remains committed to all businesses and business owners; regardless of the industry.
Are submissions for the OWN Bahamas Foundation confidential?
The Own Bahamas Foundation understands the plight of entrepreneurs and in keeping that in mind, all board members adhere to the use of Non-Disclosure agreements when reviewing all submitted business plans and proposals.