SMEMS Survival Fund Portal Opens: Register

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SMEMS Survival Fund Portal Opens: Register 

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SMEMS Survival Fund Portal Opens: Register: The Federal Government has opened the portal for the second intake in the SMEMS Survival Fund program

The Federal Government will start crediting 100,000 Businesses/Persons with N50, 000 each-Free Grant in the Survival Fund Scheme

States yet to reach their threshold will be allowed to do so in the second wave of the SMEMS Survival Fund program 

Over 100,000 Businesses/Persons will get N50, 000 each as a free grant to caution the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on businesses of SMEMS in the country

Facts about the National Survival Fund

  • The scheme is estimated to save not less than a 1.3million jobs across the country 
  • Over 35,000 individuals per state
  • 100,000 Businesses/Persons will get N50,000 each-Free Grant 
  • 333,000 artisans and transport business operators will get N30, 000 each-Free Grant
  • 100,000 MSMEs to protect jobs and livelihood
  • 500,000 vulnerable MSMEs will get N30,000 to N50,000 per employee over 3 months
  • 250,000 new businesses to get free CAC Business Name registration

What are you waiting for? Click here to start registration now 


The scheme will be implemented over an initial period of three months to provide immediate relief from the economic impact of the pandemic.

Target Beneficiaries: 

The scheme targets two categories of beneficiaries namely;

Employees of MSMEs 

Self-employed individuals, both schemes have made provision for a 45% female business participation and special needs participation of 5%.

General Features

General Grant: Support the survival of 100,000 businesses most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with N50,000 each

Payroll Support: Support 500,000 vulnerable MSMEs in meeting payroll obligations of between N30,000 to N50,000 per employee over 3 months

Formalization Support: provide free CAC Business Name registration for 250,000 new businesses

Artisan/Transport Support: provide 333,000 artisans and transport business operators with an N30, 000 operations grant to reduce the effects of income loss

Guaranteed Off take Scheme: Bulk purchase of products from 100,000 MSMEs to protect jobs and livelihood


Must have a staff strength of no less than 3 persons

Must be owned by a Nigeria

Employees’ company must be registered in Nigeria under the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC

Must have BVN by company CEO

Self-employed Individuals in the following categories

Artisans, Electricians Plumbers 

Service providers in the transportation sector-Bus drivers, Taxi drivers, Rideshare drivers. (Uber, Bolt Taxify, etc) and Mechanics


“This scheme will protect and sustain the income of vulnerable Micro and Small Enterprises from the economic disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic through the implementation of various initiatives aimed at boosting the production capacities of the small businesses as well as the provision of grants.

The main objective of this particular scheme is to boost production capabilities of small businesses with the view to ensuring that they remain in business”


Micro and Small businesses registered in Nigeria.

How To Register For Survival Fund

Click here to start registration 

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