Private Sector Foundation Uganda managed the Business Uganda Development Scheme (BUDS-DFID) a cost sharing project funded to a tune of £13 Million by UK Department for International Development (DFID).

PSFU implemented this Project on behalf of the Office of the Prime Minister. The project aimed to support the economic recovery under the Peace Recovery and Development Programme (PRDP) that targets 55 districts of the Greater North. Implementation of the project started in 2011 and ended in 2015. The project aimed to stimulate economic growth in the PRDP region.


To promote private sector growth, investment and employment opportunities under the PRDP sub-regions in Acholi, Lango, Teso, West-Nile, Karamoja, Bukedi and parts of Bunyoro sub-regions.

Support is provided to business organizations involved in all sectors including agriculture, commerce, manufacturing, commercial agriculture, consultancy, business associations, services and operating in the PRDP region

Type of Support

BUDS-DFID provided financial support for Business Development Services (BDS), Skills Development including capacity building, Capital investment related activities including equipment /post harvest handling processes /storage and Plant construction. Cumulative Grant support up to a maximum of Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Pounds Sterling (£250,000) per qualifying enterprise.

News from the project;

  1. BUDS-DFID e-newsletter October 2012 (New)
  2. BUDS-DFID – Some of the Beneficiaries in Pictures (New)
  3. Delight Uganda Ltd recieves support from BUDS-DFID (New)
  4. Kitgum Women Bee Keepers recieve support from BUDS-DFID (New)
  5. BUDS-DFID Album of Success Stories
  6. Delegates from UK visit PSFU Gulu Office
  7. Payelo Millers Recieves support from BUDS-DFID
  8. Gulu Tailors Association Recieves support from BUDS-DFID
  9. BUDS-DFID visits Lango and Acholi Sub Regions
  10. BUDS-DFID visits Lango sub-region
  11. Supplement for BUDS-DFID June 2012
  12. BUDS-DFID Newsletter June 2012 

In the Press

  1. BUDS-DFID gives out Tractors
  2. Farmers recieve Farming Implements



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