Tandaa Digital Content Grant Shortlist will be announced on October 10th 2011

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The review of 795 proposals received for the Tandaa Digital Content Grant is still on going. The ICT Board has confirmed that they will announce the shortlist in a week’s time on October 10th.
Some of the  highlights:
  • Grant reaches countrywide; nearly half of individual applicants from outside Nairobi. After Nairobi, the counties with the most applicants are Kiambu, Mombasa and Nakuru
  • Applicants give thumbs up for online application process; nearly 80% of respondent prefer the online application process to a physical form
  • Private Sector Innovation category more popular than Government Applications; just under 30% of proposal submitted by companies are in the Government category
  • Simpler form results in huge increase in ‘Individual’ applicants; 68% increase
  • Conversion rate for complete proposals improves; over 40% completed the process this year; 30% last year
  • Late submissions persist; over 70% of applicants submitted their proposals on the very last day!
  • Education, health remain top categories
  • Matching Grant: average age of companies is 16.5 years; average annual turnover is KSh 185 million
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