Application Process

All persons applying for the OWN Bahamas program must provide ALL of the following below via the ONLINE APPLICATION:

  • Brief Bio
  • Outline plans detailing their goals and aspirations for expanding the Bahamian economy
  • Legible copy of their passport
  • Passport Photos
  • 2 Character References

Once in receipt of the above documents, the OWN Bahamas selection committee will review the application.
Through a rigorous selection process, ten (10) candidates will be shortlisted to present their ideas and business
plan during a formal interview with the selection committee. The committee will then select: (2) Recipients who will be awarded $25,000.00 each,(8) Recipients will receive $5,000.00 each and all (10) successful applicants will receive paid enrolment into The College of The Bahamas “How To Start a Small Business” and “Small Business” certificate courses.

Applicants Must submit online applications


  • Must be a Bahamian citizen
  • Must 18 yrs and over

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Established in 2014, the IL Cares Foundation (ILC) has now become the sole source of Island Luck’s charitable works and the continued goals and efforts of Island Luck will be realized through the successful economic empowerment programs of the ILC.


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