MTN SME Support Programme

The MTN Ghana SME Support Programme is a legacy project of MTN Ghana designed as part of its 25th Anniversary celebrations.

The project, which kicked off in 2023, will support 500 Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) acrossGhana over a 5-year period until 2027.

Our focus is to support businesses, led by Youth, Women, orPersons with Disabilities (PWDs) with business development services and funding to grow their businesses.

The project is an initiative of the MTN Ghana Foundation partnership with Innohub Foundation, an enterprise support organization.

Who Qualifies?

Youth-Led Businesses…

Young adults (below 35 years) with early-stage startups. Startups to be selected must demonstrate the following:

  • A proven and growing market size
  • Gone beyond proof of concept with early customers and revenue.
  • Clear impact area.
  • Ability to generate revenue and service a debt facility.
  • High potential to scale.

Women-Led Businesses…

There is no age limit for this category.

  • Female entrepreneurs in urban and rural areas engaged in activities along the agribusiness value chain, commerce, etc.
  • Women in fish processing, gari processing, beekeeping, etc.

PWDs-Led Businesses…

There is no age limit for this category.

  • Business leaders with all forms of disabilities

This Application is only for Youth-led businesses. (The Women-led and PWD-led categories will be recruited through regional partners. Please call 0312297951 for enquiries)

Application Link: 

The other categories of applicants will be selected through relevant institutions.

Program Benefits
•⁠ ⁠World-class training and business development support
•⁠ ⁠⁠Access to experienced business coaches and mentors
•⁠ ⁠⁠Working Capital Funding (up to Ghs 20,000.00 per business)
•⁠ ⁠⁠Access to market (Exhibitions and tradeshows)

Target Sectors


  • Agric & Agribusiness

  • Fashion, including kente weaving.

  • Light Manufacturing (Food & Beverages, Cosmetics, and Beauty products)

  • Food Processing (including fish processing, beekeeping)

  • Women in TVET
  • Technology Solutions (Agritech, edutech, fintech etc.)
  • Agric and Agribusiness
  • Fashion
  • Food and beverages (including fish processing)
  • Cosmetics, and beauty products
  • Women in TVET including Graphic design and IT services.
  • Waste Recycling ( Businesses recycling waste into products)

Target Regions for Year 1


*These regions are only for the first year.
  • Ashanti

  • Western

  • Greater Accra


Other regions will be selected for the subsequent years.

Target Regions for Year 2

*These regions are only for the second year.
  • Eastern
  • Central
  • Volta
  • Greater Accra (Youth-led businesses only)

Other regions will be selected for the subsequent years.