Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) 2017: Call for Proposals ($USD 1 Million grant)

18th July 2017

Application Deadline: midnight GMT on 13 August 2017, The ACCF is seeking innovative and impactful proposals that will support African countries to transition to climate resilient, low carbon development, and scale-up access to climate finance. Proposa …

Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders Awards 2017 for Peace Buliding Activities ( $USD 10,000 prize)

18th July 2017

Application Deadline: 6 September 2017. Are you a peacebuilder? Would international recognition and a $10,000 prize help your organisation make a bigger impact? Apply today for the annual Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders awards. Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders are th …

DO School/BMW Group DOAthon 2017 for budding Entrepreneurs (Fully Funded to Berlin, Germany)

18th July 2017

Application Deadline: July 30th, 2017 Extended selection deadline (for those who don’t need a visa for Germany)21.08.201 DOathon Dates 19.09.2017 – 21.09.2017 The DOathon is an intense three day, standalone training program for budding entrepreneurs. T …

Apply for Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education!

18th July 2017

Deadline: 14 August 2017 Applications are open for “The Pan-African Awards” that rewards the very best projects which are using enterprise and entrepreneurship to innovate in the field of education. The awards are generously supported by The Saville Fo …

Orange Digital Ventures ( EUR50 million fund)

24th June 2017

Orange has announced the launch of the African arm of its Orange DigitalVentures investment program. This fund is a EUR50 million fund and will be investing in startups with fintech, IoT and big data solutions.       Requirements: You ar …

Applications open for Global FinTech Hackcelerator (btw US$20,000 and US$50,000)

23rd June 2017

Deadline: 15 July 2017 Applications are now open for this year’s edition of the Global FinTech Hackcelerator powered by KPMG Digital Village, which will provide startups with mentoring and funding. KPMG is looking for the most exciting and innovative s …

U.S. Embassy in Ghana: Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program

13th June 2017

Deadline: 30 June 2017 The Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program provides assistance to small community-led projects that promise to have an immediate impact. What projects are eligible for funding? The project must be initiated by the community and s …

National Geographic Society: Seeking Applications for Standard Grant Program

27th May 2017

Deadline: 1 July 2017 The National Geographic Society is seeking applications for its Standard Grant Program to award grants for research, conservation, education, and storytelling through its Committee for Research and Exploration. National Geographic …

Young Enterprise Scale-Up (YES) Programme 2017 for early stage startups in Africa.

25th May 2017

Application Deadline: 12 midnight June 30th 2017 The Young Enterprise Scale-Up (YES) Programme is a unique five (5) year intensive venture support and growth-acceleration program to identify, qualify and scale-up early stage companies in Africa. Partic …

Dutch Ministry’s G4AW Grant Program: Increasing and Enhancing Sustainable Food Production €500,000

21st April 2017

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs is accepting applications for its Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) grant programme with an aim to increase and enhance sustainable food production as well as achieve more efficient agricultural water use, p …

Knight Foundation Journalism 360˚ Challenge 2017 for Immersive Storytelling Projects ($250,000 in funding)

22nd March 2017

Application Deadline: April 10th 2017 How might we experiment with immersive storytelling to advance the field of journalism? This is an open call for ideas using immersive storytelling to discover new ways to engage audiences and advance the field of …

GHR/OpenIDEO BridgeBuilder Challenge 2017 for Change Agents Worldwide (US$1 Million in Funding)

22nd March 2017

Application Deadline: April 7th 2017 This US$1 million initiative seeks to support innovative projects that respond to pressing and emergent needs across peace, prosperity and planet. With this program, GHR—in collaboration with OpenIDEO—will seek out …

2017 UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education (USD 50,000 Prize)

22nd March 2017

Application Deadline: 5 May 2017 (midnight, Paris time) The UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education rewards innovative, outstanding projects advancing girls’ and women’s education. It contributes to Sustainable Development Goals 4 on education, a …

Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017 for Green Start-up Worldwide ( €500,000 Prize)

22nd March 2017

Application Deadline: June 1st 2017 The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge is one of the world’s largest competitions in the field of sustainable entrepreneurship. Green start-ups from all over the world can submit promising sustainable business plans fr …

Africa Food Prize 2017 (USD $100,000 Prize) for Innovation in African Agriculture

22nd March 2017

Application Deadline: Monday 5th June, 2017 . The Africa Food Prize is the preeminent award recognizing an outstanding individual or institution that is leading the effort to change the reality of farming in Africa—from a struggle to survive to a busin …

Peter F. Drucker Award Prize 2017 for Nonprofit Innovation ($USD 100,000)

22nd March 2017

Deadline: Friday, May 12th 2017 Now in it’s 26th year, The Drucker Prize (formerly known as the Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation) continues to recognize the organization that best exemplifies Peter Drucker’s definition of innovation: “ch …

AU Call for Proposals: Mentoring Youth to be Champions of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

22nd March 2017

Deadline: 15 April 2017 The African Union (AU) is pleased to announce the call for the submission of project proposals under theme n°10 of the African Women Decade namely “mentoring youth (women and men) to be champions of gender equality and women’s e …

UNESCO’s International Fund for Cultural Diversity: Seeking Applications from NGOs in Developing Countries

22nd March 2017

Deadline: 14 April 2017 The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is seeking applications for the 8th edition of its International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD). The IFCD is providing more than 6 million USD in …

Advancing the Evidence Base for Youth Civic Engagement in Effective Peacebuilding for Mitigating Violent Extremism

21st March 2017

Deadline: 13 April 2017 Making Cents International under the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is currently seeking applications for YouthPower Learning Grants for Advancing the Evidence Base for Youth Civic Engagement in Effec …

DFC Competitive Grants Program: Improving Food and Nutrition Security in LMICs

21st March 2017

Deadline: 1 April 2017 The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and UK aid from the UK government through the Department for International Development (DFID) are seeking proposals for its 2nd Drivers of Food Choice (DFC) Competitive Grants Program with …

Apply for Mama Cash’s 2017 Grant: Supporting Ambitious Feminist and Women’s Rights Organisations!

20th March 2017

Deadline: 15 May 2017 Applications are open for the Mama Cash’s 2017 Grant 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 makes grants in most countries …

3.3 Million GBP for M4D Innovations in Access to Basic Utilities

20th March 2017

Of the 1.2 million people who lack basic energy access around the world, 772 million are covered by mobile networks. Similar figures exist for water and sanitation, as 289 million of those lacking access to drinking water, and 2.4 billion people withou …

Open Technology Fund: Apply for Internet Freedom Fund to Advance Safe Access to Global Communications Networks

7th March 2017

Deadline: 1 May 2017 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, inte …

Howard G. Buffett Fund For Women Journalists

28th January 2017

Deadline: 7 March 2017 The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is currently seeking applications from women journalists for its program entitled “Howard G. Buffet Fund” to support projects including educational opportunities, investigative re …

The Nederlands Albert Schweitzer Fonds Micro Grants: Supporting Small-scale Local Initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa

18th January 2017

Deadline: 1 May 2017 The Nederlands Albert Schweitzer Fonds (NASF) is seeking applications for its Micro Grants to provide direct support to small-scale local initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa. This financial assistance is focused on the development of …

SE 100 Inspiring Social Innovators Programme: Inspiring Social Entrepreneurs around the World

27th December 2016

Deadline Date:    31-Jan-2017 Applications are open for SE 100 Inspiring Social Innovators Programme with an aim to recognize and appreciate those people and inspire others to work towards social good. Social Enablers, one of the widely read content pl …

Anu & Naveen Jain Women’s Safety XPRIZE Challenges! Empowering Safety for All

23rd December 2016

Deadline Date:    31-Mar-2017 Applications are open for Anu & Naveen Jain Women’s Safety XPRIZE, a $1 million global competition that challenges teams to leverage technology to empower communities with a transformative solution that ensures women’s …

Call for Proposals: PFAN West Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing (WAFCEF-3)

23rd December 2016

Deadline Date:    31-Dec-2016 The CTI Private Financing Advisory Network (CTI PFAN) is currently accepting proposals from Project developers in West African countries for its 3rd Edition of the West African Forum for Clean Energy Financing (WAFCEF-3) B …

CFSI 2017 Call for Proposals: Promoting Family Farming in West Africa

23rd December 2016

Deadline: 7 March 2017 The Fondation de France and the Comité Français pour la Solidarité Internationale (CSFI) are accepting proposals for a programme entitled” “Promotion of family farming in West Africa (Pafao)” 2017 with an aim to boost local initi …

U.S. Embassy in Accra, Ghana: Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program

19th December 2016

Deadline: 31 May 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Accra, Ghana is seeking applications for its Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program to provide assistance to small community-led projects that promise to have an immediate impact. Funding Information The maximu …

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