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Competitions

2017 and 2018 Competition

The Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity seeks to identify and support new and/or scalable financial products and services that can transform lives in Sub Saharan Africa. The 2017/2018 Competition was open to project proposals which would be implemented in one of the 24 African countries of focus that the Fund prioritises. The ‘rolling’ competition format presented an opportunity for high potential applications which were unsuccessful in one round to have time to strengthen their applications and re-enter them before the next closing date. The fourth and final call for applications closed on 31 January 2018.

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2015 AND 2016 COMPETITIONS

INNOVATION COMPETITION

In previous years, the Fund has run an independent Innovation focused competition seeking applications from organizations aiming to design, pilot, test, and launch new financial products and services that can effectively meet the financing needs of people living in poverty in rural and agricultural areas.

The last Innovation Competition closed on 5 April 2016. Applications were accessed and the winners selected.

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SCALING COMPETITON

In previous years, the Fund has run an independent competition focused on Scalable ideas. The fund received applications for proven concepts, products and business models that could expanded into new geographies and markets.

The last Scaling Competition closed on 15 June 2016. Applications were accessed and the winners selected.

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Winners

Several companies have benefited from financial support from the Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity. To review them and be inspired, click the relevant links below.

2015 Innovation Competition

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2015 Scaling Competition

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2016 Innovation Competition

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2016 Scaling Competition

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2017/2018 Rolling Competition 1st call

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2017/2018 Rolling Competition 2nd call

To be announced

2017/2018 Rolling Competition 3rd call

To be announced

2017/2018 Rolling Competition 4th call

To be announced

FAQs

For a quick reference to some of the common questions being asked about the Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity, please click here.