NSSF is a partnership between Global Citizen (GC) and the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA).
The NSSF is a multi-donor institutional mechanism for mobilising funds earmarked to support development in three core COVID-19 response areas:
- The Most Vulnerable Populations: Provide safety nets for Nigeria’s most vulnerable populations.
- Health Systems Resilience: Strengthen healthcare systems and expand rural and community focused universal health access
- Reskilling and Retooling of Nigerian youth: Re-skill and retool Nigerians for the Post COVID-19 Era
Grants will be provided as catalytic interventions based on the principle of additionality to organisations driving change and impact in NSSF’s strategic priorities of supporting vulnerable populations, building health systems resilience, and reskilling the Nigerian youth for the post-COVID-19 era.
Scope of Intervention
The NSSF Grant Scheme is targeted towards funding projects that focus on the following initiatives:
- Provision and improvement of healthcare infrastructure (including refurbishment) to enhance emergency preparedness and pandemic prevention and control in PHCs in Nigeria.
- Improving the availability of essential drugs and medical supplies in Primary Healthcare facilities that are underserved and underfunded.
- Removing demand-side financing barriers for vulnerable populations from accessing healthcare services when needed. With special focus on women and children requiring maternal and childcare services covering antenatal care, immunisation and proper nutrition.
- Providing training and capacity-building programmes for HCWs and professionals of PHCs for emergency preparedness.
- Retention of HCWs in both rural and urban areas.
- Driving community utilisation of existing PHCs
- The available financing for NGOs and Not for Profit organisations applying under this Call for Applications is a maximum of NGN100 million per project.
- This grant cycle will target interventions to be completed between 0 to 18 months.
To be eligible for this grant, organisations would be expected to meet the following criteria:
- Must be legally registered as a Not-for-Profit organisation
- Must have been in operation for a minimum of 2 years
- Must have a minimum of 2 years of audited financials
- Must have a minimum of 2 qualified, relevant specialists within its employ
- Geographical focus must be Nigeria
- Technical focus must be towards strengthening the healthcare system
- The proposed initiatives must be implemented within Nigeria
- The proposed initiatives must be impact-driven and measurable
- The proposed initiatives have never been blacklisted from execution in a similar grant scheme
- None of the principal members or authorised personnel have been blacklisted from participating in a similar grant scheme
- None of the principal members or authorised personnel have been convicted of any offences under Nigerian law
For more information, visit https://nigeriasolidarityfund.ng/grants/