ACT Foundation Grant Cycle 2022

ACT foundation is a grant-making organization established with the sole purpose of offering support (Grants) to Non-profit and social enterprise organizations within Africa.

The Grant Application Process

STEP 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

• The Call for Application portal will open 13th October 2022 and close 7th of November 2022 11:59 pm (WAT)

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

STEP 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

STEP 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.

STEP 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.

Grant 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

How To Apply

Program Deadline: November 7th 2021.

Visit Application Page to apply now

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