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Jamaica: JSIF Providing Grants To Entrepreneurs

The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) will be providing grants of up to $400,000 to entrepreneurs in six communities in St James, Clarendon, Kingston, and St Andrew.

Eligible entrepreneurs must be from the communities of Salt Spring and Anchovy in St James; Treadlight in Clarendon; and August Town, Greenwich Town and Denham Town in Kingston and St Andrew.

The grant is made possible through JSIF’s Enterprise Development Grant Initiative, a component of the second phase of the Integrated Community Development Project, being funded by the Government.

Project Officer at JSIF, Dane McLean, told JIS News that the grant is to facilitate the expansion of businesses, including the purchasing of equipment.

“The enterprise or business must be based within the community and be operational for at least two years prior to applying for the grant,” McLean said.

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