The GCCI has extended the deadline for the Vision Fund Grant to allow more ambitious persons the opportunity to submit proposal for a shot at winning funding and support to bring their idea to life.
The Vision Fund Grant was first launched in 2019, targeting individuals with small business ideas who wish to see it come to fruition.
The GCCI evaluation panel will analyse the applicants against a given set of criteria— including the business’ capability, potential for growth, profitability and environmental benefits.
The winner of this grant was expected to be selected at the conclusion of the recent business development forum, but President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) says the deadline has been extended.
“We extended the deadline of the applications so persons can still submit their emails up until the 13th of December. And then of course in January we’ll announce the winner. We’re allowing the wider population to really present their business ideas so that we can do that Vision Fund Grant.”
The previous winner of the Grant is Dr. Dason McKenzie who proposed a Home Care Guyana App that uses modern technology to allow persons access to quality healthcare from their homes.
Tucker emphasised that the winner of the Grant receives both funding and guidance needed to ensure the proposed idea succeeds.
“It’s not just winning $300,000. Previously, the person who won it also got mentorship from the GCCI, help in structuring the business, registering and even with the last winner we helped him to determine who’s the right partner and where to invest.”
This fund comes from money raised from the Business Development Forum.
Tucker envisions expanding on this in the future to offer opportunities to more persons.