Latest Grants for NGOs and individuals in Africa

Here is the list of the most recent open and closed call for proposals and other grant opportunities for NGOs, Civil Society and individuals in Africa.

EEP Africa to launch an Open Call for Proposals to Innovative Clean Energy Projects, Technologies and Business Models

EEP Africa, along with the Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) will be featured by NDF in a series of climate and development finance road show events around the Nordic region during the month of May. Both funds offer early-stage project financing for projects with a climate focus. On the road show EEP will be introducing the next Call for Proposals which opens on 15 May 2018. Nordic renewable energy businesses is strongly encouraged to join the events and learn more about the upcoming EEP Africa … [Read more...]

COAL Prize 2018: Inviting Artists throughout the World

Deadline: 31 July 2018 Applications are open for COAL Prize 2018 which is supported by the Ministry of Culture, the European Union and the Imagine 2020 network, the Museum of Hunting and Nature and the François Sommer Foundation. The Coal Prize 2018 will be awarded in October in Paris, at a ceremony organized in partnership with the Museum of Hunting and Nature and the François Sommer Foundation, in the presence of the ten shortlisted artists and actors in the domains of art and sustainable … [Read more...]

Submit Nominations for SIWI’s 2019 Stockholm Water Prize!

Deadline: 30 September 2018 The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) is currently seeking applications for its 2019 Stockholm Water Prize to recognize women, men and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources. Categories Policy and Practices: This category covers achievements that has improved the governance and management of water, as a natural and economic resource and/or as a human right and … [Read more...]

14th Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme Partnership Platform(25 April 2018)

The 14th Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme(CAADP) Partnership Platform(PP) will take place on 25 April 2018 in Gabon, following a press conference thereafter. CAADP aims to address challenges in order to consolidate and accelerate progress towards agricultural transformation in Africa. The 14th CAADP PP is organised under the theme, “Accelerating the Implementation of the National Agricultural Investment Plans to Achieve the Malabo Goals and Targets,” and is expected to … [Read more...]

Pan-African High-level Conference on Education to strengthen Partnerships in Education for Africa

UNESCO and Government of Kenya in collaboration with the African Union as well as other key partners including ADEA and the SDG4 co-conveners (ILO, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNHCR, UN Women and the World Bank), is convening a Pan-African High-level Conference on Education (PACE 2018) in Nairobi from 25-27 April 2018 . PACE 2018 aims at strengthening the partnerships in education and as such accelerate the implementation of SDG4 and Continental Education Strategy for Africa at country level. It … [Read more...]

Southern Africa Startup Awards inviting Nominations from all 15 SADC Participating Countries

Southern Africa Startup Awards is inviting nominations from all 15 SADC participating countries: South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia, Namibia, Tanzania, Angola, Malawi, Mauritius, Madagascar, Democratic Republic of Congo, Seychelles and Lesotho. Anyone from anywhere in the world can nominate their Startup Superheroes from any of the participating countries. This opportunity offers the best value to startups and other ecosystem players with global visions and a … [Read more...]

Hilden Charitable Fund: Addressing the Needs and Potential of Girls and Women

Deadline: 6 June 2018 The Hilden Charitable Fund is currently inviting applications to award grants to projects both in the UK and in developing countries with an aim to address disadvantages, notably by supporting causes which are less likely to raise funds from public subscriptions. Priority Areas In the UK: Hilden’s grant making priorities are: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25. … [Read more...]

Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges Explorations: New Approaches to Characterize the Global Burden of Antimicrobial Resistance

Deadline: Various For Africa: 16 May 2018 For India: 25 May 2018 For Brazil: 28 May 2018 For South Africa: 16 May 2018 The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is seeking proposals for the four Grand Challenges Explorations round in India, South Africa, Brazil and Africa on the topic “New Approaches to Characterize the Global Burden of Antimicrobial Resistance”. The Foundation seeks new approaches that have the potential to transform public health action on a regional or … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for 2018 Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards!

Deadline: 2 July 2018 Nominations are open for the 2018 Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards to recognise honour and celebrate Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners in Africa and across industry sectors, for their economic performance and contribution to Africa’s growth and social development. AWIEF salutes these women for their passion and determination in making a difference in their countries and on the continent. The AWIEF Awards cover emerging and … [Read more...]

Innovate for Life Fund 2018: Creating Home-Grown Health Solutions for the African Market

Deadline: 15 June 2018 Applicants are invited to apply for the Innovate for Life Fund 2018 that aims to invest in African health entrepreneurs to create home-grown health solutions for the African market. The Innovate for Life Fund offers African health sector-specific support: knowledge, network and access to funding. This is combined with business coaching by an experienced fund management organisation. In 2018, the fund will offer a health specific 4 month accelerator embedding a maximum … [Read more...]

AfDB to Organize 2nd Edition of African Youth Agripreneur Forum and Agri-Pitch Competition

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is organizing the 2nd edition of African Youth Agripreneur Forum (AYAF) and Agri-Pitch Competition together with the Government of Côte d’Ivoire, to serve as a platform for bringing together agripreneurs from across Africa and scaling up the scope and impact of their activities. The Forum is expected to attract over 400 participants from across the continent including youth agripreneurs, agribusiness companies, investors, academia and development partners, … [Read more...]

Applications Open for L’Atelier 2018 Art Competition!

Deadline: 27 April 2018 Applications are now open for the L'Atelier 2018 Art Competition which rewards young visual artists aged 21 to 35 with the opportunity to develop their talents abroad. Building on the platform created over the past two years, the competition is continuing to expand across Africa. The L’Atelier art competition is run in conjunction with our partner, the South African National Association for the Visual Arts (SANAVA). The top 10 finalists will all be placed on a … [Read more...]

Finland Grants EUR 67 million to curb Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

Finland granted EUR 67 million to humanitarian aid organisations via principal UN specialised agencies, the Red Cross Movement, and six Finnish civil society organisations. The biggest amount of funding is channeled to fight the acute difficult humanitarian crisis in Syria. Minister for Foreign Trade and Development, Anne-Mari Virolainen said, "The global humanitarian situation continues to be difficult also this year. For people living in the middle of crises and natural disasters, … [Read more...]

Winners announced for Ockenden International Prizes for Refugee Projects

Winners of the sixth annual Ockenden International Prizes for refugee projects have been announced yesterday by Ockenden International. The four winners are: IPSDI Burundi, Health Equity Initiatives, Malaysia, Safe Passage UK, and Taawon, Lebanon. The four winning projects are from Burundi, Malaysia, Lebanon and the United Kingdom. Each winner receives GBP25,000, rewarding and recognizing innovative work that has promoted self-reliance among refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) – … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of the Interior, FWS: Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund – AFRICA

Deadline: 16 May 2018 The United States Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is seeking proposals for its Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund (RTCF) for the conservation of African rhinoceroses. In response to the alarming decline of rhino and tiger populations, the US Congress passed the Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act in 1994. Priorities The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s African Rhino program supports projects that promote conservation through: … [Read more...]

Alexander De Croo on a Two-Day Mission for Silicon Savannah

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation and Digital Agenda Alexander De Croo will be heading on a two day mission for Kenya, Africa’s “Silicon Savannah” . He will be accompanied by and Close the Gap. Nairobi. Under De Croo’s tenure, Digital for Development (D4D) has taken a central place in Belgium’s Development Cooperation policy, leveraging digitalization for development. He will be accompanied by 40 Belgian startups, companies and NGOs. Together, they … [Read more...]

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Caring for Vulnerable Children in a Fractured World Programme

Deadline: 30 April 2018 Thomson Reuters Foundation, in partnership with UBS Optimus Foundation is seeking applications for its Caring for Vulnerable Children in a Fractured World programme to develop their investigative and analytical skills around an under-reported topic close to the heart of the debate about sustainable development. This programme encourages journalists to explore the risks faced by vulnerable children, and different domestic and international strategies to protect them. … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2018-2019 WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship Programme!

Deadline: 30 April 2018 Applications for 2018-2019 WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship Programme are now open which enables an outstanding early-career social scientist residing and working in a low- or middle-income country to conduct research at WZB for up to six months. Through their Global Fellowship Programme, the WZB and the ISSC aim to contribute towards building a new generation of outstanding social scientists in low- or middle-income countries, who are willing and able to contribute to … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Palliative Care Development in Africa’s Small Grants Programme!

Deadline: 1 September 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. Funding is primarily for one-off projects, with a duration of no more than one year. Grant Information The size of grants ranges from £500- £5,000. Funding Priorities Trustees … [Read more...]

Ashoka Africa: Seeking Applications for its Ashoka Social Investment Accelerator

Deadline: 21 May 2018 Are you a social enterprise and are you looking to raise investments for the first time? Are you based in North, East or Southern Africa? Join 6 months Ashoka Social Investment Accelerator by Ashoka Africa, designed to support social entrepreneurs! The aim of the accelerator is to support social entrepreneurs to refine their business model and become investment ready. It also aims to support them to find the right hybrid corporate structure to access both investment … [Read more...]