Concepts Notes
For Call #4, the Fund will consider only concept notes that advocate legal/policy and regulatory reforms to enhance the Ghanaian business environment. Interested Applicants should download the Concept Note and its accompanying guidelines from the downloads page.

The eligible organisations are: ***

  • Private Sector Organisations (PSOs) registered as Business Associations;
  • Farmer-Based Organisations;
  • Trade Unions and other associations within the Labour market; and
  • Media Houses and Media associations.

This Call for Concept Notes from eligible Applicants is open from Thursday, 7th February, 2013 to Thursday, 28th February 2013. Interested Applicants should download the Concept Note form and its accompanying guidelines from the BUSAC Fund website (

Completed Concept Notes must be e-mailed to on or before 5:30 pm on Thursday, 28th February, 2013. Concept Notes arriving after the deadline will not be accepted. PSOs are required to complete the Concept Notes on their own as much as possible. But should they need the assistance of a consultant, they must use only the BUSAC Fund Accredited Business Service Providers whose coordinates are posted on the Fund's website.

The Concept Notes will be screened and appraised to determine those that are deemed to be successful at this stage of the selection process. PSOs whose Concept Notes are successful will be invited to submit full applications to be evaluated through a competitive and a transparent process.

Additional information may be obtained from the Fund Management Unit from Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 16:00 hours by phone at 0302 780 178 or via e-mail to the following contacts: the Grants Manager, Mr. Zakaria Sumaila, or the Acting Fund Manager, Laurencia Tettey, Detailed information related to the "Call for Concept Notes" is available on our website as listed above.

**If you are unsure whether your organisation is eligible or not, please send an inquiry to for clarification.

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