Sources of funding

Big Lottery Fund

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We’ve complied a list of potential sources of funding that you might be able to tap into to get your idea for a transformation business off the ground. Also, some of these organisations might be places you want to consider investing in.

Small Loans & Business Training

Small Loans and Business Training, Mongolia

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The MINA micro-finance organisation enables poor [primarily female] people in Mongolia to borrow to start a business to provide food, clothing, housing and education for their family by establishing a loan fund.

Sources of grants & funding


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DFID opens the second funding round of the GPAFund, a demand-led fund supporting projects focused on service delivery in support of poverty reduction. Second 2011 tender for the PSInvestment Programme opens soon. Read more details inside – added March 21, 2011

Private Sector Investment Programme

PSI: Private Sector Investment programme

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Do you have a tangible idea for starting an innovative business in a developing country? The Private Sector Investment Programme (PSI), a subsidy programme of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has opened it’s first tender for 2011 to promote innovative investments in emerging markets. The programme provides a subsidy up to 60% of capital costs.