FINANCIAL SUPPORTapplying – Call 4

Call 4 (Q1, 2022)

Call 4 of the ENTERPRISE Zambia Challenge Fund will be announced in Quarter 1, 2022.
For a simple introduction to the application process, please watch the video.
ENTERPRISE Zambia Challenge Fund Information Sessions

If you missed the live information session for the previous Call 3 guidelines, please access the recording here.


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The funding and application process will be as follows:

Submission of concept notes will be via an online application site. Applications will then be screened and assessed against the criteria in the Call Guidelines. Call Guidelines will be published when the application window opens. The application window will be open for around 55 days.

The Enterprise Zambia Challenge Fund is aiming to support projects put forward by small and medium sized agri-enterprises with business models that are integrating smallholder farmers into value chains as suppliers and/or customers. The agri-enterprises need to demonstrate how they are benefitting smallholder farmers. This may be through the establishment of a new activity or expansion of existing activities in specific or all nodes of the value chain.

  • Phase 1

    Call open for submission of concept notes

  • Phase 2

    Invitation to submit full proposals

  • Phase 3

    Pre-award assessment

  • Phase 4

    Awarding of funds

  • Phase 5

    Offer technical advisory services

  • Phase 6

    Implementation of projects by agri-enterprises

Financial supportEligibility

Lead Applicant Eligibility Criteria:

The financial support requested from Enterprise Zambia Challenge Fund is likely to be within the following range for each project

The Challenge Fund will award financial support to cover a maximum of 50% of the total value of the proposal.