The Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation: Seeking Applications for the Literacy Fund

Deadline: 21 September 2017

The Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation is currently inviting proposals from organisations working or based in Sub-Saharan Africa for the Literacy Fund to undertake projects to increase literacy levels in young people.

The Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation is a charitable organisation dedicated to empowering young writers, the advancement of the adventure writing genre and the promotion of literacy.

The Literacy Fund aims to:

  • support projects aiming to improve literacy levels in young people
  • see stories and novels recognised as a valuable learning resource
  • provide opportunities for young people who may not otherwise be able to access them

Funding Information

Applicants may apply for a grant of up to £2,500 GBP.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Special interest is in small-scale organisations and projects which are locally managed.
  • Applications can be for a pilot project or one that is already running.
  • Applications from larger, international organisations if they are seeking support for a project in the region that is either a pilot or has been running for less than a year are also consider.
  • Applications are welcome from:
    • Charities and non-profits
    • NGOs
    • Festivals
    • School
    • Community groups

How to Apply

Applicants can download the application form via given website.

Eligible Countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo DR, Congo-Brazzaville, Cote d Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

For more information, please visit The Literacy Fund.

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