Latest Grant Funding Opportunities in South Africa

Check out the latest calls for proposals, calls for applications, request for proposals and other funding opportunities for NGOs and individuals in South Africa.

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: 16 April 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...]

Applications Open for Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers 2018!

Deadline: 18 May 2018 Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) is seeking applications for its Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers 2018 to increase motivation among young researchers contributing to research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and related industries in developing regions, which is promoted by Japan for the benefit of those countries. Research Fields The award covers research areas in agriculture, … [Read more...]

The Power Paradox- Connecting Future Leaders to contribute to the Sustainable Development of the World

Deadline: 30 April 2018 The South American Business Forum is inviting applications for The Power Paradox- Connecting future leaders to contribute to the sustainable development of the world. Each year the forum receives 100 outstanding university students from around the world together with 40 leaders of business, political and academic areas. SABF mission is to bring together current and future leaders, regardless of generation and nationality, through the development of a platform for … [Read more...]

OPEC Fund for International Development: Seeking Applications for OFID Scholarship 2018/2019

Deadline: 4 May 2018 The OPEC Fund for International Development(OFID) is seeking applications for its OFID Scholarship 2018/2019 which aims to help highly motivated, highly driven individuals overcome one of the biggest challenges to their careers – the cost of graduate studies. The winners of the OFID Scholarship Award will receive a scholarship spread over a maximum of two years, toward the completion of a Master’s degree, or its equivalent, at an accredited educational institution, … [Read more...]

Call for Nominations: 2018 United Nations Human Rights Prize

Deadline: 6 April 2018 The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is seeking nominations for the 2018 United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights. The prize will be awarded at an event at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 10 December 2018, as part of the annual commemoration of the Human Rights Day. The United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights is an honorary award given to individuals and organizations in recognition of outstanding … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for 2018 Women in News Editorial Leadership Award!

Deadline: 8 April 2018 WAN-IFRA in partnership with Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) is seeking nominations for its 2018 Women in News Editorial Leadership Award that aims to recognise an exemplary contribution of an Editor to her newsroom and under her leadership, the contribution of her newspaper to society. The Women in News Editorial Leadership Award will be awarded to two outstanding woman editors who are first amongst their peers in inspiring and paving the way … [Read more...]

Nokia Bell Labs: Seeking Applications for its 2018 Bell Labs Prize

Deadline: 25 April 2018 Nokia Bell Labs is seeking applications for its 2018 Bell Labs Prize that seeks to recognize proposals that ‘change the game’ in the field of information and communications technologies by a factor of 10, and provides selected innovators the unique opportunity to collaborate with Bell Labs researchers to help realize their vision. The Bell Labs Prize (the “Contest”) is offered by the Bell Labs Organization of Nokia of America Corporation, a subsidiary of Nokia … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs Prize!

Deadline: 25 April 2018 Feed the Future is currently accepting applications for its Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs prize to access investment advice, business analysis, and other services to take their agribusinesses to the next level. This prize will help women take their businesses to the next level by providing winners with acceleration services including investment readiness consulting, investor matchmaking support, and business analysis. This prize will help woman-led enterprises … [Read more...]

Apply for Go Green in the City Challenge!

Deadline: 1 June 2018 Applications are open for the Go Green in the City Challenge. For 180 years Schneider Electric has been committed to changing the way they access energy. As a global specialist in energy management, with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including utilities & infrastructures, machine manufacturers, non-residential buildings, data centres & networks, and in residential … [Read more...]

Apply for Mama Cash’s 2018 Grant Program: Supporting Ambitious Feminist and Women’s Rights Organisations!

Deadline: 17 April 2018 Applications are open for the Mama Cash’s 2018 Grant program with an aim to support ambitious feminist and women’s rights organisations and initiatives led by and for women, girls and trans people. Mama Cash supports women, girls and trans people who fight for their rights. Activists who tirelessly and fearlessly make their voices heard. Who criticise oppressive or restrictive norms and practices, and lobby for fair laws. Who demand their political and economic rights, … [Read more...]

Fund for Internet Research and Development: Africa Grants 2018

Deadline: 6 April 2018 The Fund for Internet Research and Development (FIRE) is currently accepting applications for its Africa Grants 2018. The beneficiaries will be provided with series of institutional strengthening and capacity building activities aimed at providing the knowledge, tools and contacts needed to further advance successful initiatives. The FIRE Africa Grants program designed to encourage, support and develop innovative online solutions to Africa’s education, information, … [Read more...]

SA Innovavation Summit’s Pitching Den Competition: Promoting and Developing Entrepreneurial Creativity of Startups

Deadline: 1 June 2018 Do you have a start-up or a business solution characterized by high growth potential, proprietary innovation, sustainable competitive advantage? If yes, then apply for Pitching Den Competition. Set against the backdrop of SA Innovation Summit, the Pitching Den competition aims to promote and develop the entrepreneurial creativity of startups, able and willing to disrupt the status-quo, to showcase their ground-breaking products or services, to gain visibility across … [Read more...]

Submit Applications for the 27th edition of the Sur International Journal on Human Rights!

Deadline: 31 March 2018 Conectas Human Rights invites contributions in the form of articles, case studies, institutional reflections and artistic pieces with preference given to activist voices from the Global South for the 27th edition of the Sur International Journal on Human Rights, to be published in July 2018. The objective of the Sur International Journal on Human Rights, published by Conectas, is to influence the global human rights agenda by producing, fostering and disseminating … [Read more...]

Submit Entries for The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition Worldwide!

Deadline: 31 July 2018 Applications are open for “The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition” to empower young entrepreneurs to create a sustainable world. Competition Goals No Poverty Zero Hunger Good Health and Well-Being Quality Education Gender Equality Clean Water and Sanitation Affordable and Clean Energy Decent Work and Economic Growth Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Reduced Inequalities Sustainable Cities and Communities Responsible … [Read more...]

Submit Proposals for 2020 Special Issue of the Journal of Peace Research!

Deadline: 14 May 2018 The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) is accepting proposals for its 2020 Special Issue of the Journal of Peace Research. The Journal of Peace Research is a leading international and interdisciplinary journal in peace research, published in collaboration between the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and SAGE Publications. They welcome issues on topics that significantly advance the research frontier of the field, with a focus on causes and consequences of violence, … [Read more...]

Wellcome Trust: Seeking Applications for Investigator Awards in Science

Deadline: 24 July 2018 The Wellcome Trust is currently accepting applications for its Investigator Awards in Science that enable independent researchers with a compelling research vision to tackle the most important questions in science. Benefits research expenses staff materials and consumables animals equipment access charges research management and support costs travel and subsistence overseas allowances fieldwork expenses inflation allowance … [Read more...]

Open Society Foundation’s Exhibition and Fellowship: Moving Walls 25

Deadline: 20 April 2018 The Open Society Documentary Photography Project is soliciting submissions for a new joint exhibition and fellowship opportunity focused on the topic of migration. Selected projects will be featured in the next installment of their ongoing Moving Walls exhibition series, opening in September 2018 at the Open Society Foundations—New York. The Open Society Foundation is inviting proposals about the work that engages with topics of migration, identity, belonging, and … [Read more...]

Applications Open for the Africa Innovation Summit 2018 to mobilize Innovation Potential of Africa!

Deadline: 30 March 2018 Applications are now open for the Africa Innovation Summit 2018 which is an Africa-wide and home grown initiative aimed at harnessing the innovation potential of the continent. The goal is to engage as many people as possible in order to build a broad constituency in support of innovation in Africa. The basic fact is that Africa cannot outsource its development. It aims to mobilize the people and, especially those with the ‘power to act’, including investors, the … [Read more...]

Open Technology Fund: Seeking Applications for Internet Freedom Fund

Deadline: 1 May 2018 The Open Technology Fund (OTF) is currently seeking applications for its Internet Freedom Fund, a primary way to support projects and people working on open and accessible technology-centric projects that promote human rights, internet freedom, open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks for at-risk users including journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists, and every-day people living within repressive … [Read more...]