I own a pub, can I apply for the grant?
Yes of course , if your business was damaged by the Port of Beirut Explosion and you still have
recovery needs that were not financed or repaired, then you can apply.
My business is not registered, do I qualify for the grant?
Yes your business can benefit from the B5 Grant up to USD10.000 , you need to apply through the
4 eligible MFIs selected
to channel the grants.
I have previously received aid from other NGOs, can I still apply?
Yes you can apply for a grant to support different recovery needs/expense .
I already fixed the shop/store, do I send the receipts for refund?
The B5 Fund will be used to support unrepaired damages, in case the beneficiary repaired the
business damages (even if not paid for yet) he/she cant apply for this repaired item, however,
he/she can still apply for different recovery
needs such as working capital , technical services, new equipment and light civil work.
I closed my business because of the explosion, can I still apply?
The B5 Fund will be used to support the sustainability and the viability of the damaged
if the grant will allow the beneficiary to resume his/her business operations, then he/she can
apply for the grant. But, If the grant will not be enough to resume business activities, then
the business will not satisfy the eligibility criteria.
How do I know if my business location is covered by the B5 Fund?
If the business is located within the 6 zones defined by the Lebanese Armed Forces LAF and is
within 5 km radius from the port of Beirut or were present in that radius at the time of the
blast then the business is eligible.
My store has more than one branch, do I apply once for every branch?
If each branch is registered under separate economic entity (i.e. owner) then each entity
benefits from a Grant, and if all branches operate under one economic entity, then this one
entity is eligible for one Grant
My business operations are carried out from my home, does this mean I don’t qualify?
Informal business (home-based business) are eligible, he/she will need will need to apply
Do I have to show proof of how the grant was used after I receive it?
Part of monitoring and evaluation is following up on the intended use of the Grant, and Annex 5
of the Grant Agreement (attached to the Grant Agreement) to be signed with the beneficiary
requires reporting on grant usage. Besides receipts of equipment and raw material acquisition
should be kept for future inspection by the WB.