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.

Cleveland Zoological Society’s Future for Wildlife Seed Grants: Supporting Field Conservation Projects in Africa and Asia

Deadline: 5 November 2018 The Cleveland Zoological Society is seeking applications for its Future for Wildlife Seed Grants Program which provide funds to support field conservation projects in Africa and Asia. Ideal projects have a clear and direct conservation impact, positively affect local people, and create opportunities for capacity building in-country. Areas of Interest Projects focusing on the following areas of special interest to the Zoo are strongly encouraged to apply: … [Read more...]

EIB approves EUR 12.6 Billion for 83 Projects across Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa

The European Investment Bank (EIB) approved a total of EUR 12.6 billion of new financing for 83 projects located across Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa which will finalise new programmes to enhance access to finance by small business in partnership with local banks, and support new investment in energy, transport, communications and urban development. Out of the total funding the board has approved EUR 4.5 billion of new financing to support business investment across Europe and beyond, … [Read more...]

ADB and Afreximbank collaborate to support African SMEs

The African Development Bank (ADB) and Afreximbank have signed a grant agreement of US$950,000 to support the development of factoring (a form of debtor finance in which a business sells its accounts receivable (invoices) to a third party (called a factor) at a discount) on the continent. The Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA) hosted by the African Development Bank will invest US$500,000 which is intended to finance the capacity building of a number of identified emerging … [Read more...]

IOM, AU and Partners sign USD 9 Million Swedish Government Grant to support Labour Mobility in Africa

International Organisation for Migration (IOM) on behalf of the African Union Commission (AU) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has signed a new grant amounting to USD 9 million with Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), to support labour migration policy development, capacity-building for the African Union Commission, labour institutions and RECs, skills development and skills mobility, and overall labour migration governance. The program will target the East African … [Read more...]

EU Grants €800 Million for EIP’s First Projects in Africa and Neighbourhood

The EU has provided a package of financial guarantee programmes worth around €800 million as part of its External Investment Plan which will help to leverage an estimated €8-9 billion in public and private investment in Africa and the Neighbourhood. This new programme will benefit people who currently have difficulty borrowing money at affordable rates, such as internally displaced people, refugees or returnees. Another programme will enable over 25,000 small businesses to access mobile … [Read more...]

Conference to support Poor and Vulnerable Peoples of Africa in Crises Situation

UNICEF and World Bank are going to conduct a 5-day conference together with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development of Uganda to discuss how social protection programmes can be better tailored to provide timely and effective support to the poor and vulnerable in crisis situations. As such programmes continue to expand across Africa, the meeting will focus on how to make social protection systems in the region more responsive to shocks. The five-day gathering will bring together … [Read more...]

Announcement of £44.5 Million for Anti-Wildlife Trafficking Projects around the World

The Secretaries of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Defra, and DFID has announced a £44.5 million boost for anti-wildlife trafficking projects around the world. The Foreign Secretary set out the Government’s ambition to reduce the illegal killing of African elephants for ivory by at least one third by 2020, and to further halve this rate by 2024. Defra have announced £4.5 million for 14 new Challenge Fund projects to combat the illegal wildlife trade by addressing demand … [Read more...]

Global Environment Facility approves Projects to support Vulnerable Countries

The 54th Final council meeting in Global Environment Facility (GEF)-6 investment cycle has approved projects focused on Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States. Thirty-three countries around the world will benefit from these projects. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN Environment (UNEP), WWF-US, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) will implement projects approved … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for EMY Africa Awards 2018!

Deadline: 2 July 2018 Nominations are open for Exclusive Men Of The Year (EMY) Africa Awards to celebrate men and fathers of steel and zeal, whose passion and dedication has rolled out major landmarks in the development and progress of families, societies and the nation at large; Dignitaries, Businessmen, entertainers, sportsmen, social workers, journalists, administrators, philanthropists, mentors, and so on. The Faculty of the Exclusive Men Of The Year Awards – EMY  Africa Awards is a … [Read more...]

Climate Home News: Inviting Journalists for Reporting on Climate Change in Africa

Deadline: 29 June 2018 Climate Home News is inviting two outstanding African journalists to report deeply on the development impacts, challenges and opportunities of climate change in Africa. Fellows will be provided training and support in climate change reporting from CHN’s editorial team. They will also receive training in the scientific and technical challenges the continent faces from the project partners Future Climate for Africa. Each fellow is expected to produce four major stories … [Read more...]

Rockefeller Foundation, Microsoft and Facebook launch Coding for Employment Program

The Rockefeller Foundation, Microsoft and Facebook have launched the Coding for Employment Program at the African Innovation Summit in Kigali, Rwanda which aims to put Africa’s youth on a path to prosperity. By 2025, the Jobs for Youth in Africa Initiative will equip 50 million youth with employable skills and create 25 million jobs in agriculture, information communications and technology and other key industries across Africa. By training youth in demand-driven Information and Communications … [Read more...]

UN Grants $3 Million to support Cyclone hit Somaliland

The United Nations has released approximate $3 million to help people affected by an unprecedented storm which delivered a full year's worth of rain in just a few days, compounding damage caused by recent severe flooding. This grant will help to tackle the effects of climate change among the most vulnerable local populations, as resilience in these communities had already been extremely strained due to at least four failed rainy seasons. UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Peter de Clercq … [Read more...]

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...]

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