Application criteria

Thank you for your interest in the Facebook Small Business Grants Programme. You’ve reached the application page for your country. Please review the eligibility criteria, the Terms and Conditions and the Facebook Data Policy on this page before getting started. 

We know that your business may be experiencing disruptions resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19. We’ve heard that a little financial support can go a long way, so we’re offering Naira 400,128 in cash grants and Naira 240,077 in ad credits to help during this challenging time. 

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • Be a for-profit business
  • Have between 2 and 50 employees
  • Have been in business for over a year 
  • Have experienced challenges from COVID-19
  • Be in or near a location where Facebook operates

    Eligible Locations
    All locations in Nigeria are eligible. 

    When completing your application, you will be required to supply your most recent financial statements or accounts along with a legal document proving that your business has been established for at least one year, such as your annual tax return, business registration document (CAC documents), business licence or partnership agreement. Please ensure to provide full financial statements or accounts for your business. At a minimum, the financial statements you provide should include a balance sheet and an income statement/profit or loss statement. A balance sheet typically includes a summary of all of your business’ assets and liabilities. For example assets include items such as cash, balances due from your customers, buildings owned by your business, stock held by your business etc. For example, liabilities include balances due to your suppliers, loans due to financial institutions etc. An income statement/profit or loss statement includes a summary of your income, expenses and profit for a year. Abridged financial statements or accounts will not be accepted.

    When prompted to do so, please upload these two documents in a PDF format.

    You may be asked to provide further documents at a later stage in the process.

     Government official

    You cannot apply on behalf of your business if you are a current government official or relative of a government official. You will be asked to confirm you are not a government official as part of the application form. 

    A government official includes officials, employees, representatives or anyone else acting in an official capacity for or on behalf of a government, government agency or other administrative authority or judicial or quasi-judicial body (whether elected or appointed, including for example, legislators, regulators, police, judges, tribunal members, federal, state or local council members), state-owned/controlled enterprises and executives at state-controlled companies; political parties or campaigns; public international organisations (including for example, UN officials); and candidates for public office; any person acting on behalf of or any relatives of any of those listed.

     Application window

    We will be accepting applications from your country from 2pm on 24 August 2020 to 5pm on 04 September 2020.


Please check our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page

If your question is not answered on the FAQs please contact Please put the name of your country of residence in your email subject header. The helpdesk will be available from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

 Terms and Conditions

A copy of our Terms and Conditions for the Facebook Small Business Grants Programme can be accessed here

Your Data 

This programme has been designed to help small businesses overcome the challenges posed by COVID-19. The information you provide in the application form will allow us to understand how your business has been affected by COVID-19, and how it could benefit from a grant during this difficult time.
All personally identifiable information supplied in this Application Form will be processed in accordance with the Facebook Data Policy available here.

When completing the application form, please consider the following:

  1. The information you provide will be examined objectively and in a fair manner, with all applicants treated equally.
  2. When answering a question in a ‘free text’ field, please provide the essential information in a comprehensive but concise manner, adhering to the character limits provided.

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