What is SMEDA?
SMEDA (Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority) is a public body which aims to develop Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Pakistan. It focuses on providing an enabling environment and business development services to small and medium enterprises. SMEDA is not only an SME policy-advisory body for the government of Pakistan but also facilitates other stakeholders in addressing their SME development agendas.
Some of its objectives are:
What is the National Business Development Program (NBDP) and what is its offering?
National Business Development Program for SMEs (NBDP) is a project of SMEDA, funded through the Public Sector Development Program of Government of Pakistan.
SMEDA aims to be an organization, which is effective in determining SME and entrepreneurship policies, handholds SMEs to undertake an important role in the global market by increasing exporting capacities of SMEs, provides access to valuable information and networks and promotes internationalization and innovation levels of SMEs
Grant for Early Stage Startups by NBDP:
SMEDA under its NBDP for SMEs is inviting applicants for a small business grant for early-stage startups. The program is aimed at providing financial support to the entrepreneurs to meet the capital and / or operating needs of their businesses.
Details of the Grant Funding:
PKR 5,00,000 would be given on a first come first served basis subject to the fulfillment of eligibility and other terms and conditions.
Goods/Services Covered under the Grant
(Please note that women, persons with disability, minorities and businesses from IT, food processing, tourism sectors are encouraged to apply)
Applying criteria is as follows:
Last date of application submission is 27th October, 2021 at 11:59 PM PST.
For more information call: 042- 111763111 or visit http://nbdp.org.pk
Apply online at: http://nbdp.org.pk/nbdp_grants.php