Tony Elumelu Foundation Grant 2019 Applications Opens

Tony Elumelu Foundation Grant 2019

The Tony Elumelu Foundation Grant 2019 Applications for African Entrepreneurs has opened and is accepting wonderful ideas from entrepreneurs across all 54 African countries.
The Program which is in its fifth year awards successful applicants $5,000 in business grant.
So far, over 4,460 entrepreneurs have been funded. These are drawn from all 54 countries of Africa.
This year, over 1,000 entrepreneurs will be funded with $5000 each to start or expand their business.
So, if you believe you have an idea that can transform Africa and you want to translate it into business or you have an existing business that’s transforming Africa,

then, follow these simple steps to apply for the Tony Elumelu Foundation Grant 2019.

How to Apply for the Tony Elumelu Foundation Grant 2019

Applying for the grant is very simple. Just make sure that you have your business idea. One that is innovative and is of high impact and most importantly capable of transforming Africa.

To apply for the grant, do the following:

Register or create an account on TEF Connect

You can read a full guide on how to create an account on TEF Connect here.

Better still just log on to the TEF Connect platform at

TEF Connect Platform for African Entrepreneurs HomeIf you’ve already applied for the Tony Elumelu Foundation grant before, then you’re  already on the TEF Connect platform. All you’ll need to do is to login with your former details. You can always use the forgot password feature to recover your account

If you’ve never registered on the Tony Elumelu portal before, then you’ll need to register or create and account at the TEF Connect Platform.

How to Locate and Fill Out the TEF Grant Form

Thereafter, login to your TEF Connect dashboard. You’ll see a banner just above where your profile completion percentage is displayed.

TEF Grant Application 2019The banner with people forming the map of Africa announces the opening of applications for the TEF Grant 2019.

Click on the African map on the banner and you’ll be taken to the main application page. You should see something like this.

TEF Application Form 2019Fill out the form as accurately as possible. What I would advise is that you copy out the questions onto a Microsoft word document.

Then fill out the answers there and simply transfer them (copy and paste) to the TEF Connect platform once you’re done.

Don’t forget to read this article on how your TEF Grant Application is judged so you know how to prepare a winning application.

Good luck as you fill the application form.

Read Also Guidelines you must follow when applying for the Tony Elumelu Foundation Grant

If you have any challenges getting through the application, contact the support desk right inside your dashboard and all your issues will be resolved.

For any general enquiries, send an email to

Deadline for Submission of all applications is March 1, 2019.

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