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.

Applications Open for Reimagine Education Conference & Awards 2019

Deadline: 1 September 2019 Applications are open for Reimagine Education Conference & Awards that is a global competition rewarding innovative approaches aimed at enhancing student learning outcomes and employability, offering $50,000 in funding to the overall winner/s and 16 ‘Oscars’ of Education. It culminates in an international conference for all those seeking to shape the future of education. Reimagine Education is a fantastic forum for the sharing of ideas on how to improve … [Read more...]

Injini Cohort 3: Africa’s First Edtech-Dedicated Incubation & Seed Investment Programme

Deadline: 17 March 2019 Applications to Injini Cohort 3- Africa's first Edtech-dedicated incubation & Seed Investment Programme are now open. This programme is open to both for-profit & non-profit EdTech startups. *For the first time ever, the Injini programme will be opened up to non-profits. The Injini Cohort 3 programme will launch in May 2019. For this, 8 start-ups from across Africa will join the programme for 4 months during which they will deliver workshops, mentoring and … [Read more...]

AFRINIC-30 Fellowship: Inviting Individuals representing Small Organisations, Universities, and Media

Deadline: 15 March 2019 AFRINIC is offering fellowships for the AFRINIC-30 meeting to be held in Kampala, Uganda from 15 June to 21 June 2019. The fellowship is reserved for individuals representing small organisations, universities, and media who are actively involved in Internet operations and development or ICT policies in their countries. The fellows expected to positively and actively contribute to IP address management awareness in the AFRINIC service region. Upon selection, AFRINIC … [Read more...]

YALI Alumni Innovation Fund 2nd Call: Providing Essential Seed Capital and Technical Assistance to Young African Leaders

Deadline: 5 April 2019 The Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) Regional Leadership Center, West Africa, Accra has announced the 2nd Call for the 'YALI Alumni Innovation Fund' (YAIF) to provide the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs in West Africa with seed capital for competitively selected young African entrepreneurs. YALI RLCs are empowering young people through academic coursework, leadership training, mentoring, and networking. Additionally, selected YALI … [Read more...]

UNESCO’s Imagining Africa’s Futures Project inviting Applicants to become a ‘Local Champion’

Get Instant Access to Thousands of New Donors and Grants Deadline: 24 March 2019 The Imagining Africa's Futures project is launching a call for expressions of interest to become a local champion in Futures Literacy in Africa. Local champions are expected to be key constituents of UNESCO and its partners' effort to conduct research in Futures Literacy by co-designing and co-running Futures Literacy Laboratories in their local communities. Local champions can be a team of driven individuals or … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2019 Advancing Development Goals International Students Contest

Deadline: 24 March 2019 The 2019 Advancing Development Goals International Students Contest invites teams of Master students from all academic programmes to devise innovative and pragmatic solutions to the Challenges of Global Health. The idea is to gather contributions that are both theoretically grounded and offer pragmatic solutions to a relevant international development problem stemming from an interdisciplinary collaboration between 3 to 5 enrolled master students from anywhere in … [Read more...]

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...]

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