In 2020, Sahara Group Foundation launched the Sahara Impact Fund (SIF) Fellowship programme, through a strategic partnership between Sahara Group Foundation, LEAP Africa, and Impact Investment Foundation.
The primary purpose of SIF programme is to encourage and support the generation of ideas and solutions which will help to increase access to energy, promote sustainable environments and mobilize catalytic support for tangible partnerships towards achieving the SDGs in a way that results in measurable social impact.
SIF was created to empower young African changemakers and social innovators with the right skills, mindset, and tools to build and scale sustainable businesses.
The programme which is entering its 3rd Cohort, provides seed funding of $5,000 each to outstanding Fellows at the end of the three-month programme. Including incremental funding access based on impact, reach and sustainability matrices targeted at supporting young social entrepreneurs in Africa.