Deadline: 21 September 2017
The Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation is currently inviting proposals from organisations working or based in Sub-Saharan Africa for the Literacy Fund to undertake projects to increase literacy levels in young people.
The Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation is a charitable organisation dedicated to empowering young writers, the advancement of the adventure writing genre and the promotion of literacy.
The Literacy Fund aims to:
- support projects aiming to improve literacy levels in young people
- see stories and novels recognised as a valuable learning resource
- provide opportunities for young people who may not otherwise be able to access them
Applicants may apply for a grant of up to £2,500 GBP.
- Special interest is in small-scale organisations and projects which are locally managed.
- Applications can be for a pilot project or one that is already running.
- Applications from larger, international organisations if they are seeking support for a project in the region that is either a pilot or has been running for less than a year are also consider.
- Applications are welcome from:
- Charities and non-profits
- Community groups
How to Apply
Applicants can download the application form via given website.
Eligible Countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo DR, Congo-Brazzaville, Cote d Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
For more information, please visit The Literacy Fund.