FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR NGOs
Non-Governmental Organizations are people who have opted to step up and take control of their own destiny rather than wait for the government to provide what they require. Governments are sometimes plagued by corruption, burdened by visionless leaders, or simply handicapped by a lack of resources.
An NGO is a non-profit organization that operates outside of government control. NGOs can be local, national, or multinational, despite popular belief.
If you are an African non-governmental organization (NGO) looking for funding to continue your work, you have come to the correct spot. We’ve done the legwork for you in this post; all you have to do now is pick up the phone or log on to your computer and contact the donor organizations using the information supplied below;
- COMMON WEALTH YOUTH COUNCIL COVID-19 RESPONSE
The British Commonwealth Youth Council has offered to assist non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working in Commonwealth countries whose finances have been harmed by the COVID 19 outbreak.
- USAID GRANTS IN NIGERIA
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) grants are available to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working in Nigeria. The funds are divided into four categories, each addressing a different need. The following are the details:
- Community Initiatives to Promote Peace
- Small Town Wash
- Key Population Community HIV services and response
- USAID/ Nigeria Orphans and Vulnerable Children Social Services Activities (OSSA)
- EMBASSY OF FINLAND IN KENYA (FUND FOR LOCAL COOPERATION)
Through its embassy in Kenya, Finland’s government has set aside a fund to support local NGOs working in the fields of youth and women’s rights. Please remember that this fund is not designed to provide ongoing support to the organizations but rather to provide a financial boost during these difficult times.
- THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT LAW ORGANIZATION (IDLO)
The IDLO is looking to fund non-governmental organizations (NGOs) striving to meet the needs of local populations in impoverished places all over the world. Civil society organizations, NGOs that fight to preserve the rights of the poor, and organizations that provide legal defense to the poor and vulnerable are the primary beneficiaries of this award program.
- PUBLIC DIPLOMACY GRANT: US EMBASSY IN SIERRA LEONE
This funding program is accessible to organizations that are working on projects that will improve Sierra Leone’s connection with the United States of America.
- THE AFRICAN WOMEN DEVELOPMENT FUND (AWFD)
The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is an African organization with a strong commitment to women’s empowerment. They’re giving money to neighborhood groups and non-profits that support women who are oppressed.
- THE FOUNDATION SUEZ GRANTS
The SUEZ Foundation distributes small grants to organizations seeking to improve the living situations of underprivileged people around the world.
- GROFIN FUNDING FOR ENTREPRENUEURS IN AFRICA
Grofin is reaching out to African small businesses in need of funding. Interested parties must offer a full description of their company’s operations. Please be aware that this funding is a loan that must be repaid. It is not available to those who have company ideas, but rather to businesses that are already up and running.
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- SELF HELP PROGRAM: US EMBASSY IN NIGERIA
The Self-Help Program is an initiative of the U.S Government in Nigeria to help small development activities in grassroots rural areas. Local Communities in need of this kind of intervention can petition the U.S Ambassador directly. This is also aimed at showing that the US Government is a friend to the local population.
- UNESCO COVID-19 RESPONSE
UNESCO wants to work with organizations all across the world to promote awareness on how to stop COVID 19 from spreading. Please contact them right away if you are an NGO working in the field of public health.
- WORLD VISION, CANADA AGRICULTURE INNOVATION CHALLENGE
People, organizations, and schools all throughout the world are being challenged by World Vision to come up with innovative ideas to increase agricultural production and thus food security. Crop production, animal farming, aquatics, irrigation, and other subcategories are among the options available to candidates. Selected concepts will be supported with the understanding that the processes and outcomes would be shared with the competition organizers.
- REXL ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGE
Individuals, schools, and organizations with environmental improvement ideas are invited to participate in the RELX Environmental Challenge. The organizers are primarily looking for ideas and initiatives that can give long-term access to safe drinking water and enhance sanitation. Selected ideas are financed on the condition that the winners share their notes with the organizers so that they might benefit others.
- ANTLER GRANTS TO STARTUP FIGHTING COVID-19
Antler Inc., a venture capital firm, is sponsoring five firms with innovative approaches to combat the spread of COVID 19. These could include web or phone applications, as well as other digital solutions that the organizers are familiar with.
- URGENT ACTION FUND AFRICA: RAPID RESPONSE GRANTS
The urgent action fund will provide funding to African non-governmental organizations (NGOs) striving to enhance women’s human rights. This fund is only used when immediate action is required due to a high-impact event. COVID 19 provides such a chance, and any NGO that can demonstrate that it works to protect women’s rights that may be jeopardized as a result of COVID 19 is welcome to participate.
Environmental, social, advocacy, and human rights work are only a few examples of NGO activities. They can work on a large scale or very locally to promote social or political change. NGOs are vital to the development of society, the improvement of communities, and the promotion of citizen participation.
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have a stronger connection to a guiding aim, the greater good. They genuinely take on the responsibility of meeting moral and social requirements that the government should fulfil. After all, giving brings more joy than receiving; NGOs are living proof of this.
NGOs cannot possibly achieve all of their welfare and monetary goals alone. They operate outside of government control, therefore, they require the support of national or international agencies.
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