9 Open Funding Opportunities for NGOs in Africa

Here is a list of 9 open funding opportunities for NGOs and other agencies in Africa.

Africa Matters: Seeking Applications for Emerging African Leaders Programme

Deadline: 5 March 2018

The Africa Matters Initiative is seeking applications for its Emerging African Leaders Programme.

The Africa Matters Initiative (Africa Matters) began in South Africa in April 2015 with the aim of empowering young Africans from all backgrounds to reject and challenge the notion that Africa is merely poor and corrupt and to change African narratives by embracing African identity and actively working to change the continent.

Under the direction of the Africa Matters leadership that team will coordinate and host workshops and school talks in their country, connect with other organisations and experts in Africa and the diaspora and contribute to the growth of the organisation as well as the boarder community at large through their ideas and actions.

Ambassadors will formulate and lead a team of five to launch an Africa Matters Hub in their country.

Benefits

Ambassadors will receive training and mentorship, access to high profile events, and dedicated support from the main Africa Matters Initiative team.

Duration

The Ambassadors Program take place over a 1 year period. It will include online training, the execution of four projects and formal recognition.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The first Ambassadors Programme is open to nationals living in Rwanda, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Namibia.
  • 15 – 35 years of age.
  • No formal educational background is required.
  • Applicants must be willing to learn and develop new skills, be challenged and to contribute to changing Africa’s narrative in innovative ways.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

Eligible Countries: Rwanda, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Namibia

For more information, visit https://www.africamattersinitiative.com/amap

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Applications Open for 2018 Anzisha Prize for African Youth Entrepreneurs!

Deadline: 31 March 2018

African Leadership Academy is seeking applications for the 2018 Anzisha Prize that seeks to award young entrepreneurs who have developed and implemented innovative solutions to social challenges or started successful businesses within their communities.

Award Information

  • Monetary Reward of a shared amount of $100,000
  • $2,000 access to a world- renowned Entrepreneurial Leadership curriculum and training with the potential for further investment based on engagement and performance
  • $2,500 worth of rewards from consulting and mentorship services
  • $2,000 worth of rewards from Global speaking events or Experts in Residence support
  • $1,000 worth of rewards from Regional Indabas across the continent

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be between 15 and 22 years old with an ID document or Passport to present as evidence. Anyone born before April 16, 1994 or after April 16, 2001 will not be considered.
  • Applicants must be a national of an African country with a business based in Africa for African customers/ beneficiaries.
  • Their business must be up and running. The Anzisha Prize is not for great ideas or business plans – applicants must have already started, and be able to prove it! applicants have time to get started now and have tangible results to share before applications open.
  • Their business, invention or social project can be in any field or industry (science and technology, civil society, arts and culture, sports, etc.). Any kind of venture is welcome to apply.
  • Individuals who apply must be one of the founding members of a business (for example, 2 or 3 co-founders who started a business together). One person can apply for the Prize, on behalf of the team.

Judging Criteria

Business or project will be judged on the following 5 criteria:

  • Already Running Venture: Is the venture established with customers and beneficiaries? Does the venture deliver value to said beneficiaries and customers?
  • Founder-led: Is the venture led and managed by the founder?
  • Impact: Has the venture demonstrated some impact already?
  • Scalability: If the venture is a for-profit business, does it already earn revenues and does it have potential increase revenues with the support of Anzisha? If the venture is a not-for-profit enterprise, does it already reach beneficiaries and does it have the potential to reach many more beneficiaries with support from Anzisha?
  • Job Creation: Has the venture created some jobs and has the potential to create more high quality jobs?

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

Eligible Countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivorie, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

For more information, visit http://www.anzishaprize.org/apply/

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IDRC/ACIAR Call for Concept Notes: Cultivate Africa’s Future Phase 2 (CultiAF-2)

Deadline: 1 March 2018

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) have announced a competitive call for concept notes under the second phase of the Cultivate Africa’s Future Fund (CultiAF-2).

This call will support cutting edge applied field and/or laboratory research projects with the potential to generate high impact and innovative results with particular impact on the food insecure and poor in eligible eastern and southern African countries. All projects require a sound environmental impact assessment, the consideration of social and gender issues, and an applicability to smallholder farmers. The projects should address real practical development challenges and research needs of the 10 developing countries.

Focus Areas

The fund will focus on issues under four key research areas aligned to regional priorities as stated in the Malabo declaration:

  • Improved productivity and incomes for farmers and communities and decreased post-harvest losses;
  • Improved gender equity;
  • Nutrition and human health; and
  • Climate change and sustainable water management.

Of special interest is supporting innovative research with the potential for breakthrough results that can be effectively scaled-up and easily adopted by smallholder farmers, food processors, post-harvest handlers, and other value chain actors to improve food and nutrition security and achieve gender equality.

Funding Information

  • Project budgets under this call must be in the range of CA$1 million to CA$3 million (please see the instructions document for more detail on budgets).
  • Project duration must not exceed 42 months, including all research activities and final reporting. It is anticipated that projects selected in this call will begin in January, 2019. Please plan activities accordingly.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This call is open to applicant organizations that will work in partnership with others to carry out research in one or more of the eligible countries (mentioned below)
  • Applicant organizations must be developing country organizations (national agricultural research systems, universities, government departments, NGOs, regional organizations, and Southern-led international organizations) with legal corporate registration in an eligible country. They may work in partnership with Canadian or Australian organizations, but this is not a requirement.
  • United Nations organizations, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research centres, and Canadian and Australian organizations shall not apply to this fund as applicant organizations. They may, however, be included in applications by other research teams as third-party organizations.

How to Apply                         

Interested applicants can apply online via given website.

Eligible Countries: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

For more information, visit https://www.idrc.ca/en/content/ensuring-food-secure-africa-cultivate-africas-future-fund-2

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Africa Agri-Food Development Programme

Deadline: 8 March 2018

Applications are open for “The Africa Agri-Food Development Programme (AADP)”, which is a joint initiative between the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The Objective of the AADP is to develop partnerships between the Irish Agri-Food Sector and African countries to support sustainable growth of the local food industry, build markets for local produce and support mutual trade between Ireland and Africa.

The fund is designed to leverage greater expertise, experience and investment from the Irish agri-food sector and projects should demonstrate results with a long-term developmental impact that will ultimately lead to sustainable benefits through investment by the private sector.

Irish agri-food expertise is extremely wide-ranging and examples of suitable AADP projects include:

  • Business development
  • Production system
  • Technology Transfer
  • R & D
  • Project Management

Eligibility Criteria

  • Only Irish Agri-Food companies can apply.
  • The partners involved must include one Irish registered agri food company and one local commercial entity in Africa;
  • All proposed projects must be commercial in nature and focus. Funding will only be awarded to Irish registered agri food companies.
  • AADP funding is up to a maximum of €250,000 per company for a full project or €100,000 for a feasibility study.
  • AADP funding will not exceed 50% of the costs of the project;
  • The funds contributed by the Irish registered agri food company must not comprise funding received from any other Irish Public funding source.
  • If an applicant company was previously successful in applying for AADP funding, it must explain clearly (in the application form) the new project goals/outcomes and how they differ from those in the initial funding round.
  • If an applicant company proposes to undertake a feasibility study, it should include a list of ‘potential’ partners with the application.
  • Projects will be supported in the following countries – Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria Malawi, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia;
    • Funding from the AADF must bring about additionality and not replace existing funding;
    • Successful AADF funding applicants will be encouraged to engage with Irish NGOs where possible on various aspects of the projects i.e. Mechanical and Engineering, Project design, etc.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Ireland

For more information, visit https://www.agriculture.gov.ie/agri-foodindustry/euinternationalpolicy/africaagri-fooddevelopmentprogrammeaadp/

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Palliative Care Development in Africa: Inviting Applications for Small Grants Programme

Deadline: 1 March 2018

The Trustees of the True Colours Trust have set aside funds towards a small grants programme for hospices and palliative care providers across Africa to support the development of palliative care.

Applications and approved grants are administered by the African Palliative Care Association.

Grant Information                                                                                  

  • The size of grants ranges from £500- £5,000.
  • Funding is primarily for one-off projects, with a duration of no more than one year.

Funding Priorities                                   

Trustees favour support for items which directly improve the patient experience and the standard of palliative care services for people of all ages.  Priority is given to the following, in no particular order:

  • Training courses for palliative care service providers held in Africa (applicants must supply a curriculum / outline of the topics covered, and supply the name of the accrediting body. Funds will be released on receiving the letter of acceptance for the training institution)
  • Equipment for patients (e.g. beds, wheelchairs). For the equipment, will require at least three quotes attached to the application, with the preferred quote indicated and reasons why.
  • Projects supporting paediatric palliative care services (this could include purchasing toys, integrating paediatric services into an existing programme, developing materials for advocacy, etc.).
  • Capital improvement costs (such as refurbishing buildings to improve the patient experience, buying furniture, etc.)
  • Developing small palliative care projects (integrating palliative care components in existing health care services, adapting palliative care models, quality improvement activities e.g Palliative Care standards, developing materials, etc.) and helping health care providers to establish new palliative care projects where none currently exist.
  • Increasing access to palliative care in rural areas.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must download the application form though the given website.

Eligible Countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivorie, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

For more information, visit https://www.africanpalliativecare.org/articles/palliative-care-development-in-africa-small-grants-programme/

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Prince Claus Fund: Inviting Applicants for 2018 Network Partnership Grant Programme

Deadline: 9 March 2018

The Prince Claus Fund is currently accepting applications for its 2018 Network Partnership Grant programme from cultural organisations operating in Africa.

The Fund and its Partners work together from the conceptualisation of the partnership to the execution and implementation of its projects. It is a partnership which goes beyond financial support, and thrives on the creative ideas and dialogue generated between the Fund and its Partners.

The Network Partnership Grants are provided exclusively to cultural organisations for a period of 3 years.

Objectives

  • Facilitate connections that enable a Global Network that supports local activities of cultural organisations who work on freedom of expression; enabling regular exchange, cooperation and knowledge sharing with other like-minded organisations from other parts of the world who are part of the Network Partnership;
  • Strengthen the capabilities and structural sustainability of these cultural organisations through financial support and by connecting them to a wider network of the Fund in order to optimize their work, outreach and impact in their regions of operation;
  • Enable new local cultural initiatives that generate participation, talent development and empower local communities to express themselves.

Grant Information

The Network Partnership Grant is a total funding of 50,000 EUR, to be distributed over 3 years.

Components

The Network Partnership Grant has two main components:

  • The development of a three-year Network Partnership Proposal Plan of Activities
  • Partaking in the Prince Claus Fund Network Partnership Annual Meeting

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible candidates are cultural/arts organisations that are working in the field of arts and culture and development and are based in Africa (Please note that only countries from below mentioned regions listed in the DAC List will be eligible to apply for this grant).
  • Applying organizations must have experience functioning for at least 5 years, (verified through annual reports and/or auditor statements}.
  • Applications from public institutions will not be accepted.

For more information, visit http://www.princeclausfund.org/en/activities/open-call-network-partnership-grant.html

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HEINEKEN Africa Foundation: Seeking Proposals to Improve Health Situation

Deadline: 15 March 2018

The HEINEKEN Africa Foundation is accepting proposals from breweries in Sub-Saharan Africa and (N)GO’s for its grant program.

Underpinning HEINEKEN’s long-standing commitment to Africa, projects are only carried out in the Sub-Saharan African countries in which HEINEKEN is operating.

For each project a partnership is created between the HEINEKEN Africa Foundation, the local HEINEKEN brewery and a local or international (N)GO. The Foundation provides funding and administrative assistance. The local brewery supports through means of manpower, expertise and monitoring. The (N)GO is responsible for the implementation and continuation of the project.

Grant Information

The maximum amount shall not exceed of EUR 75,000 (with a 3-year maximum) can be requested per year.

Eligibility Criteria

An eligible project proposal:

  • Focuses on Mother & Child care or WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene)
  • Directly improves the health situation for needy communities living in the environment of a HEINEKEN Sub-Saharan African organization. See below mentioned countries where HEINEKEN operates.
  • Cooperates with global and/or local partners (NGOs/GOs/overseas development ministries/international organizations)
  • Has measurable positive results
  • Has a sustainable follow-up or clear conclusion
  • Is approved and motivated by the General Manager of the related HEINEKEN operation
  • Is submitted to the HAF General Manager by the local HEINEKEN operating company

How to Apply

Project proposals can only be submitted by the local HEINEKEN operating companies in close collaboration with a (N)GO via given website.

Eligible Countries: Ethiopia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Burundi, South Africa, DRC.

For more information, visit http://africafoundation.heineken.com/our-approach/

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OSIWA Call for Proposals: Inviting Local Organizations to Support the Creation of Open Societies in West Africa

Deadline: 30 April 2018

The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is accepting proposals from local organizations based in West Africa to support the creation of open societies in West Africa marked by functioning democracy, good governance, the rule of law, basic freedoms, and widespread civic participation. Its headquarters is in Dakar and it has offices in Abuja, Monrovia, Freetown and Conakry.

OSIWA only supports innovative interventions with effective strategies that respond to the broader deep-seated political, justice and socio-economic roadblocks to open society in West Africa.

Themes

  • Economic Governance and Advancement
  • Justice Reform and Rule of Law
  • Journalism
  • Equality and Anti-Discrimination
  • Democratic Practice

Eligibility Criteria

  • OSIWA primarily awards grants to local organizations based in West Africa. In rare and limited circumstances, it provides support to West Africa-based international organizations with a strong commitment to transfer knowledge to local groups they partner with.
  • It provides grants to government institutions as well as regional and sub-regional organizations working in its core priority areas.
  • OSIWA requires all organizations seeking funding to submit a completed application proposal, budget, and other relevant documents including leadership information (list of Board members, trustees and management staff who will be involved in the project, and proof of registration).
  • Applications that are not submitted with all the relevant documentation may be delayed.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

Eligible Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, the island of Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, the island of Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principe and Togo.

For more information, visit http://www.osiwa.org/grants/

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Applications Open for 2018 Al-Sumait Prize for African Development!

Deadline: 30 June 2018

The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) is currently inviting applicants for its 2018 Al-Sumait Prize “Health” to recognize best studies, scientific projects, applied research, and innovative initiatives that have a significant impact and lasting influence on advancing progress to economic and social development in Africa.

Administered by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) and a Board of Trustees, the awards celebrate the work and accomplishments of Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sumait, a Kuwaiti physician who spent his lifetime helping the poor in Africa in the field of health and education.

The prize is to be awarded to individuals or institutions who through their research projects or initiatives have made significant advancement within one or more of the following areas of Health on the African Continent:

  • Combating diseases prevalent in Africa.
  • Provision of medical staff for the national health care systems (physicians, paramedics and nursing), medicine, pharmaceutical and medical equipment.
  • National capacity building, in medical research, national medical education and medical staff.
  • Upgrading and maintenance of national medical facilities.
  • Developing national health policies and successful implementation of the outcomes.

Prize Information

The Prize is worth 1 Million US Dollars.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The nominated candidates’ research work or projects and initiatives must be innovative and must have achieved high-impact in line with international standards for the prize.
  • The submitted work must be of paramount importance in promoting significant economic, social, human resources and infrastructure development in the African continent within the announced field of the prize.
  • Submitted research work of a nominated candidate should be composed of studies and applied research, published in referred journals and recognized at a global level within the announced field. The research outcomes need to have been applied after publication in African countries within the past ten Adequate supporting evidence needs to be provided.
  • Nominations are to be accepted from institutions and scientific centers (universities, institutes and centers of scientific research) as well as from competent regional or international and UN organizations and awards and former winners in the field of the prize or former evaluation members Nominations will only be accepted through institutions or other possible nominators mentioned above.
  • All submissions must be submitted in English. If the work is carried out in other working UN languages, a comprehensive summary of the nominated work in English must be submitted.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must fill the nomination form via given website.

Eligible Countries:  Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivorie, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

For more information, visit http://www.alsumaitprize.org/

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U.S. Department of Justice, OVW: Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Program

Righteous Persons Foundations: Supporting Jewish Community in United States

EU Call for Proposals: Enhancing CSOs’ Contribution to Governance and Development Process in Vietnam

Rise Against Hunger: Seeking Applications for Nourishing Lives Partnership (NLP) Program

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U.S. Department of State: Countering Violent Extremism in the Philippines through Targeted, Networked, and Effective Initiatives

3ie Request for Proposals: Qualitative Evaluation of the Impact of Self-Help Groups on Women’s Economic and Social Empowerment in India

Global Affairs Canada Call for Proposals: Dismantling Barriers & Improving the Quality of Education for Women and Girls

National Geographic Society: Documenting Human Migrations Program

Embassy of the Netherlands in Turkey: Seeking Proposals for Matra Programme

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of INL: Eastern Caribbean Organized Crime Investigation Program

Call for Applications: Sky Ranch Foundation’s Grant Program

Embassy of the Netherlands: Inviting Turkish Organisations for Human Rights Fund

U.S. Department of Justice: 2019 Sexual Assault Services Culturally Specific Program

2019 Resist Grant: Supporting People’s Movements for Justice and Liberation in U.S.

IOOF Foundation’s Grant: Inviting Applicants from Australia

GCERF Call for Concept Notes: Strengthening Community Resilience to Violent Extremism in Tunisia

U.S. Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina: Seeking Applications for Interethnic Reconciliation and Youth Program

Canadian Women’s Foundation: Seeking Proposals for Annual Violence Prevention Grants 2019

National Endowment for the Arts: Seeking Applications for Challenge America Grants Program

NEA: Seeking Applications for “NEA Art Works 1” Grants Program

CMA CGM Foundation 2019 Call for Proposals: Promoting Access to Education for Children in Difficulty

British Council: Inviting Applicants for Sub-Saharan Africa Research Grants

EU-Paraguay Call for Proposals: 2018-2019 European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Country Support Scheme

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