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ACT Foundation Grant Cycle 2021 for African Organisations

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted November 13, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on November 29, 2020

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

At ACT Foundation, they have adopted a responsive approach to grant making. By funding focused-interventions, they work across a broad spectrum of developmental issues clustered within their focus areas.

Focus Areas:
> Health
> Environment
> Entrepreneurship
> Leadership.

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Areas of Support:
a) Organizational Development;
b) Monitoring and Evaluation;
c) Board Governance and Support;
d) Impact Measurement;
e) Professional Development;
f) Trainings.

Eligibility Criteria:
1) If you are a Nigerian organization applying for this grant, the organization must be registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission for a least TWO years (24 months).
2) If you are an organization within Africa, applying for this grant, your organization should be registered with the appropriate legal entity within your respective countries for not less than TWO years (24 months).
3) 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.
4) ACT Foundation will not fund any nonprofit whose official bank account name is different from the name of the organization.
5) It is required that you show a strong governance structure.
6) Kindly note that the details of the board of directors should reflect in the company’s registration documents. If not, please update.
7) You will be required to show evidence of other sources of funding.
8) You be required to show audited financial report of no longer than two years before the application to receive funds.
9) Organization must show track record of past projects and work done within the ACT Foundation focus area of Health, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Environment.
10) The organization applying is required to have a minimum staff strength of 3 part time/full time paid Individuals.
11) The organization is required to be:
a) open to an independent audit of the disbursed grants by the Foundation;
b) a non-profit/non-governmental organization registered under the relevant Laws of the country where it is implementing;
c) directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project, i.e. not acting as an intermediary;
12) Program/Initiative must be implemented in within Africa;
13) Program must be innovative and impact driven.

Proposed projects/programs must have a maximum life cycle of 12 months i.e. it must be executed and completed within 6 to 12 months.

The Call for Application portal will close on the 30th November 2020 11:59 pm (WAT).

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

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Nov 13, 2020
Nov 13, 2020

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write (baby steps...) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Don't forget to visit regularly the World Pulse website and:
a) Go to Menu (left upper corner);
b) Click on Explore Topics OR Explore Regions;
c) Type the name of your country in the Search space;
d) Then search for offers that may suit you;
6. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Nov 14, 2020
Nov 14, 2020

Thanks for sharing, Ana.

Jill Langhus
Nov 14, 2020
Nov 14, 2020

Thanks for sharing, Ana.