Government of Jamaica

Integrated Community Development Project (ICDP) Entrepreneurial Grant

Name of Entity: 
Jamaica Social Investment Fund

Brief Description: 

The ICDP Enterprise project is a grant programme to be targeted at 19 communities across seven parishes. The grants are being targeted for small and micro enterprises including existing business and startups. The programme will shortlist eligible enterprises for training and capacity build as well as where required equipment and minor works to enhance their product/service delivery.

To create employment within the communities, the project will seek to assist existing and new enterprises within the communities. This will include capacity building and direct assistance to procure new equipment etc. that will allow them to sustain and increase employment for persons within the communities. The project will look to target approximately 50 enterprises through a two year programme that will assess their weaknesses, provide training, assistance through business development and equipment.


  • To encourage the establishment, growth and retention of sustainable businesses within the ICDP communities

  • To create employment opportunities and increase the level of business investment.

  • To support innovative businesses that demonstrate solid market potential and a sound business model, including long-term financial viability.

  • To foster new partnerships and collaboration between businesses and business support groups.

  • The grants seek to encourage and support new, creative and diverse business activities

Find Contact: 

Project Manager
ICDP Enterprise Development Project
Jamaica Social Investment Fund
11 Oxford Road (Entrance on Norwood Road)
Tel: 968 -4545

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