NCB Level Up Grant Programme for Unemployed Jamaicans


Our Level Up Grant programme provides grants for short-term digital courses to unemployed Jamaicans who have not had the benefit of tertiary-level studies. These courses are designed to equip them with skills that put them in a position to gain employment and/or start their own online ventures.

To date, NCB has invested over $45M in the digital upskilling of over 6,000 Jamaicans who ordinarily would not have access to this form of training and further contribute to Jamaica’s human capital in digital careers.

This year, we are continuing the commitment to engage 3,000 future digital entrepreneurs through training partners Internet Income Jamaica and iCreate Institute.



To qualify for a Level Up Grant, applicants must:


Voucher for Technical Assistance (VTA)


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In 2014, the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) introduced the Voucher for Technical Assistance (VTA) to help small businesses develop their operations to improve their creditworthiness. This is in keeping with the DBJ’s mission to provide opportunities to all Jamaicans to improve their quality of life through development financing and capacity building.

Funding for this platform was provided through the World Bank Access to Finance Project (A2F), a US$20 million-dollar project, which is being executed by the DBJ, tasked with the creation, improvement, and support of products and services that would assist Jamaica’s Micro Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) by improving their access to funding.
The VTA is also supported by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) through the DBJ’s flagship programme – Boosting Innovation, Growth and Entrepreneurship Ecosystems (BIGEE).
The Voucher for Technical Assistance (VTA)
is issued electronically by the DBJ’s Approved Financial Institutions (AFIs) or Project Manager and may be redeemed at Business Development Organisations (BDOs) to receive business support services which will improve operations and the ability to access credit.

Types of Vouchers

  • Auditing Services
  • Financial Statements
  • Branding
  • Management Consulting
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Training

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