The British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation (BATNF) Farmers for the Future (F4F) Grant for NYSC Agripreneurs

The British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation (BATNF) Farmers for the Future (F4F) Grant for NYSC Agripreneurs

Farmers for the Future (F4F) Grant is an Agricultural Entrepreneurship grant aimed to provide young people with viable Agri-firms with equity-free cash and other associated support they may need to scale their firms.

The project was designed and supported by the British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation (BATNF) in collaboration with NYSC and is being implemented by the FATE Foundation. It is aimed at current National youngsters Service Corps (NYSC) members as part of BATNF’s efforts to encourage and support youngsters in sustainable agriculture.

British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation Objectives

  • Make agribusiness attractive
  • Reduce youth unemployment
  • Drive youth engagement in Agriculture.
  • Youth Development
  • Train and Empower youth in agro-practices

British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation Benefits

Access to Finance:

  • The top 6 finalists will win an equity-free grant of NGN 10 million (₦3m for the first Prize, ₦ 2m for 2nd Prize, and ₦ 1m for 3rd Prize)
  • Linkage to financial institutions and investors for follow-on financing and/or credit facilities
  • Winners will get technical support to establish their agribusiness

Training & Capacity Building

  • Participation in an intensive “Think-through-your-business” boot camp
  • Mentorship under seasoned entrepreneurs and Agric Experts
  • Membership of the F4F alumni network
  • Participation in other partner-drive training programs
  • Support with business registration & other legal & regulatory requirements

Stages of Competition

1. Submit Your Application

The online application portal will be available for you to send in your applications

2. Virtual Bootcamp

20 Selected businesses will go through a rigorous virtual bootcamp where they will refine their business thesis and build a compelling pitch.ts.

3. Pitch Event & Award

The top 10 businesses from the bootcamp will pitch before a panel of expert judges and investors. 3 winners will be selected.

4. Mentorship

The 3 Winners will be given financing to execute, strengthen, advance and scale their businesses under the guidance of seasoned mentors. They will also be connected to the relevant networks they require to make progress

5. Join The Farmers For The Future Alumni

Continue to enjoy exclusive access to expert mentorship, insider opportunities and a robust support network that will open doors to follow on financing, new markets, etc.

Application Deadline: August 31st, 2023

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the BATNF Farmers for the Future (F4F) Grant


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