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Call For Application Grant Cycle for Non-profit Organizations and Social Enterprises in Africa

Deadline : 07/11/2021

Credit :

Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation is a grant making organization established in 2016 to support local, national and regional non - profit organizations working to address challenges and associated vulnerabilities across the African Continent.

Eligibility Criteria :

  • Organizations must work within the ACT Foundation's focus areas of Health, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Environment.

  • Organizations applying for this grant should be registered with the appropriate legal entity within their respective (African) countries for not less than. TWO years( 24 months).

  • Must be legally registered as a nonprofit organization.(GTE/LTD). However, if you are applying as a social enterprise, the Foundation will only fund initiatives that are not for profit.

  • It is required that you show a strong governance structure. Kindly note that the details of the board of directors should reflect in the company’s registration documents. If not, please update.

  • You will be required to show evidence of other sources of funding.

  • The organization applying is required to have a minimum staff strength of 3 part time/full time paid Individuals.

  • Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project, i.e. not acting as an intermediary.

  • Program/Initiative must be implemented in within Africa.

  • Program must be innovative and impact driven.

Ineligibility :

ACT Foundation grants WILL NOT be extended to the following :

  • Individuals

  • Non-profit without a legal Board of Directors or Trustee (as stated in your registration documents)

  • Any entity that has mismanaged other Foundations funds in the past

  • Political parties, campaigns groupings, institutions or their subsidiaries and affiliates

  • Organizations that advocate, promote, or espouse inhumane policies, illegal activities or terrorism.

Application Procedure :

1. Complete online application :

The application process will take Six (6) – Eight (8) weeks

  • The Foundation only recognizes communication in English. All applications and further correspondences must be communicated only in English.

  • All applications will be made via the online application portal.

  • Please ensure that you have a strong internet connection to fill in the application online.

  • Ensure that you answer all compulsory sections.

  • Ensure that you review your information carefully as required before submitting the form.

  • The duration of the proposed program must be within a maximum of 12 months.

  • The Foundation reserves the right to disqualify applications that fall short of the required evaluation criteria.

  • Any conflict of interest should be declared at the application stage.

  • Kindly ensure that you submit an active email address while completing the application form.

2. Request for proposal :

The proposal process will take Ten (10) – Fourteen (14) Weeks

  • Only successful applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal with a detailed budget for the grants.

  • Proposals must indicate a strong Monitoring and Evaluation Plan as well as show a sustainability plan.

  • Applicants will be requested to submit the following documents as due diligence will be conducted on all organizations :

o CAC Form 7;

o SCMUL Certificate (Special Control Unit Against Money Laundry - scuml);

o Audited financial report from 2015 and above;

o Financial Policy.

3. Due diligence visit and background check

The due diligence process will take Four (4) – Five (5) Weeks

  • Upon final selection of the proposals, organizations will be formally notified of the next steps.

  • Interviews and physical visits will occur during this period.

4. Notification of Grant Award

The notification process will take Two (2) – Three (3) Weeks

  • Successful organisations will be notified of the status of their proposal.

  • Upon final clearance, successful organization will be invited to attend a compulsory onboarding training.

Only organizations whose applications are successful will be contacted to submit full proposals.

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