The Government of the Bahamas believes in investing in young people and improving the quality of life through the combined efforts of hard work and dedication, a solid vision, and a helping hand.
The Self-Starter Programme is a government funded grant-based programme to empower young Bahamian citizens, 18 to 30 years, seeking to establish or expand small businesses. It will provide aspiring entrepreneurs with a valid small business idea, self-employed and unemployed, with funding from BS$1000 to BS$5000 to acquire tools and supplies for their businesses. Funds will be paid directly to the supplier.
The programme is managed by the Department of Youth, with an independent selection committee responsible for the selection process.