Deadline : 07/11/2021
Credit : https://www.facebook.com/AspireCoronationTrustFoundation
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.
ACT Foundation grants WILL NOT be extended to the following :
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.
Useful Links :
Apply for the application.
Aspire Coronation Trust Foundation officiel page.