This is the primary funding scheme of the Foundation. Every year an Annual Call for Concept Notes or Proposals is published; requesting qualified organisations based in Nigeria to apply for funds to implement projects in the key focus areas of health, education and skills training. The maximum amount awarded each year is determined by the Board of Trustees.
NGOs, CBOs, youth groups, women’s cooperatives, etc registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission, or in the state and working in Nigeria.
Yes; the Foundation supports work in two (2) main areas:
No; Deadlines are time bound and specified each year in the Annual Call for Proposal or concept notes
The Call for Proposals specifies a time-frame for the processing of applications usually within 1-2 months of the application.
Yes; however only one application can be funded in each grant cycle.
Yes, but the application should meet all the requirements for that grant cycle as stipulated in the Call for Proposals/concept notes.
Yes; if the activities satisfy the funding criteria as stipulated in the Call.
Each Call comes with a budget template that guides prospective applicants.
Each Call for Proposal stipulates the respective grant sizes.
Yes; but the Foundation will only fund according to the sizes stipulated in the Call.
Yes; this is required
The preferred means is via email.
No; the Foundation’s grant cycle is for 12 calendar months
Yes. Partnership and collaboration are encouraged; however each organisation’s role in the project should be clearly articulated
References may not be required
No; but if selected for funding office location would be verified by the Foundation
Yes, this should be contained in the proposal.
Applicant organisations should have been legally registered and functioning for at least 1 year
The medium for contacting the Foundation is clearly STATED on the website.
Yes; all applicants will be duly notified of the outcome of their applications.
No; the Foundation preferred language of communication is English
The Foundation’s contact information is clearly indicated on the website.
No. Scholarships are difficult as the Foundation’s grant cycles are for 12 months.
Yes; documents that are relevant to the project can be submitted.
The Foundation’s grants process is standardized; however funding modalities can be discussed.