Grow your creative business.

Do you own a creative business that works with music, film, fashion or gaming? Apply to one of HEVA’s three funds dedicated to East Africa’s creative industries.

Three funds for three stages of growth:


Cultural Heritage Seed Fund

500,000-3,000,000 KES in seed grant-loan hybrids
In collaboration with the British Council

The Cultural Heritage Seed Fund supports culture and heritage startups in Kenya working directly in the areas of music, film, fashion, crafts, gaming and performing arts - as well as tourism projects which celebrate and preserve our heritage. This fund is open for application by individuals, groups, communities, businesses and organizations working on ventures, projects or activities based in cultural heritage.

Call for 2019 applications is now closed. Stay tuned for later application calls.


Young Women in Creative Industries Fund

Up to 1,000,000 KES in loans and technical assistance
In collaboration with the Goethe Institut

The Young Women in Creative Industries Fund is designed to support young women in creative enterprises looking to increase their production capacity, launch new product lines, invest in new technology and expand their distribution networks in the East Africa market. In addition to the loan facility, successful applicants will receive tailored financial facilities and targeted business support. The fund is open to woman-owned or majority-women owned businesses working with fashion, crafts, digital media, music performance, hair, beauty and cosmetics as well as creative education enterprises.

Call for 2019 applications is now closed. Stay tuned for later application calls.


Growth Fund

5,000,000 to 10,000,000 KES in loans
In collaboration with Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

The Growth Fund is aimed at providing growth capital to medium-sized creative businesses in Kenya working with fashion and apparel, live music and performance events, and digital content production and distribution. The facility is designed to provide growth financing to mature ventures, with beneficiaries receiving business and client support as part of the investment.