LIFT uses a transparent and open competitive process to assess and identify the most promising project proposals. LIFT will solicit proposals through media advertising, specially tailored workshops and seminars, and direct contact with businesses. A simple online application form and guidance note is available to applicants who will then have to submit a brief concept note of their project idea to propose in 6 weeks.
The concept notes are vetted by the Fund Manager and submitted to the TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) Review and Evaluation Panel (REP), that decides on which applicants should be invited to submit full proposals. Short-listed applicants are then given a further time of 6 weeks to prepare a complete proposal.
The LIFT Fund Management team (FMT) will guide short-listed applicants through the process of preparing proposals. The team helps to ensure that the content of submitted proposals: