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.

Apply for Under 30 Impact Challenge: A Chance to win up to $500,000!

Deadline: 6 September 2017 Applications are open for the Under 30 Impact Challenge, a $500,000 competition for entrepreneurs who are building successful for-profit enterprises that drive positive social and environmental impact. The Rise Fund is partnering with Forbes and Echoing Green to host the first-ever Under 30 Impact Challenge. Focus Sectors Education Energy Food and Agriculture Financial services Growth infrastructure Healthcare Technology, media, and … [Read more...]

African Development Bank: Inviting Applicants for Young Professionals Program

Deadline: 11 September 2017 Do you have passion and commitment to development of Africa? Do you have outstanding academic and professional achievements? Are you committed to engage in crucial issues in Africa’s development? Do you wish to make a difference, be part of something bigger than yourself and explore your leadership potential? If yes, then apply for AfDB's Young Professionals Program! The Young Professionals Program (YPP) is a three year leadership opportunity for the development of … [Read more...]

DGAP Call for Applications: Promotion of Think Thank Work on Migration and Socio-Economic Challenges in Morocco

Deadline: 10 September 2017 The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik e.V (DGAP) is seeking applications for the Promotion of Think Thank Work on Migration and Socio-Economic Challenges in Morocco. The thematic focus lies on migration and socio-economic challenges in Morocco. This can include, but is not limited to, questions regarding the integration of the informal economic sector, reforms of the education system, Morocco’s challenges as a sending as well as a receiving country of … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellowship!

Deadline: 6 October 2017 Applications are open for Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellowship that is established in memory of Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg, early supporters of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”). This fellowship is open to recent graduates (at the Master's level) in the fields of law, journalism, international relations, area studies, or other relevant disciplines from universities worldwide. Graduates with LL.B. degrees or advanced degrees in other relevant disciplines may also be … [Read more...]

MasterCard Foundation’s Fund for Rural Prosperity 2017 Competition: Improving the Lives of Poor People in Rural Africa

Deadline: 5 October 2017 Is your business working to scale up a financial product or service to transform more lives in Africa? If yes, then apply for the MasterCard Foundation’s Fund for Rural Prosperity Competition. The MasterCard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity (FRP) is seeking applications for its 2017 Competition to support innovative financial products, services or processes from organizations that will design, pilot and test new ideas, as well as those that aim to expand proven … [Read more...]

The Tropical Health and Educational Trust: Call for Applications for Health Partnership Scheme

Deadline: 1 October 2017 The Tropical Health and Educational Trust (THET) has announced a call for applications for large and small grants supporting health partnership projects with a focus on sustainability, scale-up and access. The grants form part of the Health Partnership Scheme (HPS) which is a programme that funds health partnerships to carry out training and capacity-building projects in low and middle-income countries in Africa and Asia.  The Scheme is funded by the UK Department for … [Read more...]

OSF-SA Call for Proposals: Popularising the Africa Mining Vision (AMV) and the African Minerals Governance Framework (AMGF) in South Africa

Deadline: 11 September 2017 The Open Society Foundations (OSF), South Africa is seeking proposals for its program entitled "Popularising the Africa Mining Vision (AMV) and the African Minerals Governance Framework (AMGF) in South Africa". Objectives OSF-SA seeks a partner to conceptualise and roll out workshops in mine-affected communities to: popularise the Africa Mining Vision (AMV) and the African Minerals Governance Framework (AMGF), and build capacity within identified … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Swiss Foundation for Solidarity in Tourism’s Grant Program!

Deadline: 1 September 2017 The Swiss Foundation for Solidarity in Tourism (SST) is accepting applications for its grant program. The foundation supports projects or organizations in Switzerland and around the world that: To improve the economic, cultural or social conditions of the population in tourist recipient countries, Contribute to sustainable tourism development in recipient countries, Intercultural understanding between the population of tourist sending and receiving … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Planning Grants under Sida/Demo Environment Programme

Deadline: 6 September 2017 Can your technology contribute to a better environment and help reduce poverty? Do you want to explore a new market for your product? If yes, then apply for the Planning Grants. The Demo Environment programme, financed by The Swedish Agency for Development Cooperation (Sida) is seeking applications for its Planning Grants to strengthen partnerships and explore new market opportunities for their technology or business model. Focus Areas Climate change … [Read more...]

Sida/Demo Environment Programme: Seeking Applications for Demonstration Grants

Deadline: 6 September 2017 Are you an organisation in one of the 14 countries mentioned below? Are you looking to import technology that would be new to your country? Would this technology have a beneficial impact on the environment, and help reduce poverty? If yes, then apply for the Demonstration Grants. The Demo Environment programme, financed by The Swedish Agency for Development Cooperation (Sida) is seeking applications for its Demonstration Grants in order to involve new and sustainable … [Read more...]

African World Heritage Fund: Seeking Proposals for Conservation Grants

Deadline: 29 September 2017 The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) is seeking proposals for its Conservation Grants to provide grants to African State Parties to implement projects and activities which focus on improving the State of Conservation of World Heritage properties. The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) is an intergovernmental organization created in 2006 to support the effective conservation and protection of cultural and natural heritage of outstanding universal value in Africa. … [Read more...]

FP 2020’s Rapid Response Mechanism Youth Outreach: Small Grants for Youth-Led & Youth-Focused Organizations

Deadline: 30 August 2017 Are you a youth-led or youth-focused national organization with a big idea to promote young people’s right to access and use family planning services and information? Do you see a timely opportunity to support the rights of adolescents and youth to decide, freely and for themselves, whether and when to have children? If yes, then Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) can help you fund that activity through the Rapid Response Mechanism’s Youth Outreach! The Family Planning … [Read more...]

A List of Open Funding Opportunities for Asian Countries!

The Prince Claus Fund: First Aid to Documentary Heritage under Threat Deadline: 31 December 2017 The Prince Claus Fund, through its Cultural Emergency Response programme (CER), and the Whiting Foundation, is seeking proposals for projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean to safeguard documentary heritage that is acutely threatened by recent conflict or other disaster, whether natural or man-made. This new funding collaboration aims to continue this work, helping … [Read more...]

The Y-HER Accelerator Program:  An Open Opportunity for Passionate Female Entrepreneurs in Africa

Deadline: 22 September 2017 Are you a Female Founder that has already launched a business that is making a difference in the lives of the women and girls in your community (by improving education, health, homes or creating good jobs)? Do you want to scale their venture to impact many more people? Are you on a clear path to revenue? If yes, then apply now for The Y-HER Accelerator Program. Applications are open for “The Y-HER Accelerator Program”, that is a powerful opportunity for passionate … [Read more...]

OSISA Call for Proposals: Combatting Illicit Financial Flows in Southern Africa

Deadline: 30 August 2017 The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) has announced the Call for Proposals for its continuing work on combatting illicit financial flows. Through research, grant-making and advocacy under its Economic and Social Justice cluster, OSISA will support organisations and groups pressuring states to develop pro-poor economic policies. This will include support to public participation in the development of policy frameworks that reduce inequality, … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Initiative Southern Africa (INISA) Student Grant 2017!

Deadline: 31 August 2017 The Initiative Southern Africa (INISA) is currently inviting applicants for its Student Grant 2017 that will offer a grant for students from Universities and other tertiary education institutions in countries of the SADC region (Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe). INISA is a German Non-Governmental Organisation founded in 1995. INISA’s … [Read more...]

Media Foundation for West Africa: Seeking Entries for West Africa Media Excellence Awards

Deadline: 17 September 2017 Are you a journalist in West Africa who has produced compelling work(s) that has had significant impact on society? If yes, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) invites you to submit your work(s) for consideration for the first ever West Africa Media Excellence Awards. This is an initiative to reward and inspire media excellence in West Africa. The maiden edition of the Awards is scheduled for October 28, 2017 in Accra, Ghana. Finalists will be hosted at the … [Read more...]

Ecologists in Africa Grant Program: Developing Skills & Knowledge for Innovative Ecological Research

Deadline: 11 September 2017 The British Ecological Society (BES) is currently inviting applicants for its Ecologists in Africa Grant Program to carry out innovative ecological research. The grant is designed to develop their skills, experience and knowledge base as well as making connections with ecologists in the developed world. Grant Information The maximum value of a grant is £8,000 for research. An additional sum up to £2,000 may be requested to fund travel to help develop … [Read more...]

Apply for Euromena Awards: Celebrating the Richness and Strength of African Innovation!

Deadline: 22 October 2017 Euromena Consulting is currently accepting applications for its Euromena Awards with an aim to discover and show the world the talents and capacity for innovation in Africa. The Awards are an opportunity to celebrate the richness and strength of African innovation. The competition rewards creativity, innovation, development and social awareness. The goal of the award is to promote African start-ups focused on new technologies, with a social impact on the continent. … [Read more...]

GroFin: Seeking Applications for Small and Growing Business Fund

Deadline: 31 December 2021 GroFin is seeking applications for its Small and Growing Business Fund. GroFin is a pioneering development financier specializing in financing and supporting small and growing businesses (SGBs) across Africa and the Middle East. GroFin combines patient capital and specialized business support to grow emerging market enterprises. SGB Fund: First of its kind, uncapped and unlimited-life fund to support growth of small and growing businesses in Africa. Officially … [Read more...]

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