Project Application Criteria
Details relating to a project's application for project funding and/or financing.
Please read the following information carefully before contacting us
You must have operating capital and/or access to a line of credit and/or relationships with investors who are able to support and provide you with necessary funds; at least one per cent (1%) of the amount you seek in any major currency.
We only fund projects that are innovative. This means we will not fund a duplication of an existing product or service launched to compete in either a local or global market place without significant and unique advantages or proven measures of under supply or community benefit.
Your project must require at least Twenty Million United States Dollars (USD$20,000,000) of any major currency. We mostly provide for projects that require access to large scale capital and meet our prescribed criteria.
Projects that will receive our attention demonstrate a high capability of persons managing, executing, partnering and associating with any nominated project. We will look to fund private sector projects, public works (government led) projects and/or infrastructure projects.
A submission of an initial Executive Summary which demonstrates what, when, where and hints at how will be most successful. Information on credible key staff with a mix of qualifications and proven experience and identification will be requested.
No persons associated to any submitted projects are to have had a past criminal conviction in any jurisdiction or be barred from operating a company in their chosen jurisdiction and that must include pending charges.
Our preferred realms of projects are those that fit within an “environmental” or “humanitarian” umbrella i.e. “green-tech”. This may include but is not limited to: Biotechnology, food technology, biofuels, feedstocks, organic focused farms, agriculture, aquaculture, waste, energy, sustainability of life, healthcare, local economic benefits, global economic benefits, supplying a proven demand, recycling, clean air, low or no carbon emissions, reducing carbon emissions, reducing carbon footprints, cleaning waterways, reducing pollution generally, provides local employment and up-skilling and more.
Projects are accepted at any stage of development, including seed stages, R&D stages, pre commercialisation stages. Actually, we prefer an involvement with a successful applicant project earlier rather than later in a project's realisable cycle (or plan).
Successfully contracted projects will need to work with our relationship managers and other key staff to ensure their documentation is completed to criteria and is of an professional standard. Presentation is almost as important as the information itself.
All claims need to be backed by verifiable market research / statistics and will need to be displayed in an appendix to their Business Plans (as per “our” criteria). All personnel briefs / profiles must be accurate and also verifiable in respect to qualifications and experience.
Projects are scrutinised through due diligence and continuously monitored via Xero accounting and that includes random spot audits. A member from Ardent will sit on the board of the funded company to assist and guide.
Before contacting any of our staff with enquiries about project funding, please read the following information carefully. We expect applicants to have followed all prescribed criteria to optimise our time as we receive many applications and work hard to accommodate applicants in other time zones and meet clients who qualify.
If we accept your project, we commit a lot of time and expense to ensuring accuracy and success, therefore achieving acceptance is a significant achievement and means you have a high likelihood of receiving a funding contract upon completion.