Youth Enterprise Support (YES) Initiative 2016 for Young Ghanian Entrepreneurs (GH¢10 Million Cedis in seed fund)

Application Deadline: February 19, 2016

The Youth Enterprise Support (YES) is a Government of Ghana programme initiated by President John Dramani Mahama with a ten million Ghana cedis (GH¢10,000,000) seed fund to assist young Ghanaians with creative and innovative business ideas and plans to achieve their full potential.
The YES initiative is offering aspiring young Ghanaian entrepreneurs, services designed around the experience of the ‘life cycle’ of successful businesses
If you are an aspiring young entrepreneur, aged between 18 to 35 years, with a good business idea looking of financial support and/or expert advice to bring your idea to life, YES is your answer.

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for consideration of your business plan, the following criteria must be satisfied:

  • You must be a Ghanaian citizen (show proof) and between the ages of 18 and 35 years old;
  • You must have completed at least Junior High School (JHS);
  • The proposed business must be situated within the national borders of Ghana and must employ Ghanaians;
  • The proposed business must not involve gambling or the production or distribution of any alcoholic beverage, tobacco or weapon. It must not involve any activity that is illegal under the laws of Ghana;
  • You must be prepared and available to explain and defend your business plan/idea in person and provide consent for the possible filming of the process;
  • YES reserves the right to carry out further background checks on you and holds the right to disqualify you should the need arise.
  • You must be ready to operate the business on a full time basis

How to Apply:

  • Qualified Ghanaian youth are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to turn their creative ideas into businesses.
Applicants can also pick up and submit at the following Ghana Post Offices:
  • EASTERN REGION- Koforidua, Aburi, Nkawkaw, Akwatia, Kibi
  • ASHANTI REGION- Adum, KNUST, Obuasi, Konongo, Suame, Ejura Nkawie
  • WESTERN REGION- Takoradi Main, Elubo, Tarkwa, Sekondi, Sefwi Wiawso
  • CENTRAL REGION- Cape Coast, Mankessim, Winneba, Saltpond, Apam
  • BRONG AHAFO REGION – Sunyani, Bechem, Dormaa, Nkoronza, Goaso
  • NORTHERN REGION – Tamale, Education Ridge, Bole, Yendi, Bimbilla
  • UPPER EAST REGION – Bolga, Bawku, Navrongo
  • UPPER WEST REGION – Wa, Jirapa, Nandom
  • VOLTA REGION- Ho, Aflao, Hohoe, Kpando, MawulI
  • GREATER ACCRA REGION – General Post Office, Kaneshie, Cantonments, Madina, Ministries Post Office, Dansoman Estates,Mamprobi, Accra North (Circle), Mallam, Taifa, Tema Community 1 and Tema Community 11
Youth Enterprise Support National Secretariat
Plot no.7 Research Street South Legon, Accra
Application Forms can also be downloaded via: and submitted through YES email: or [email protected] applications. [email protected]
Completed Application forms can also be posted to:
Youth Enterprise Support
National Secretariat
P. O. Box GP 1627, Accra
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