There are many grants available for NGOs in Nigeria and this article will show you how to find them as well as how to qualify as an NGO that can apply for these grants. Read on to find out about the different types of grants available and which ones your NGO can apply for! You might be surprised at how much you can get with just a little bit of effort, so read on!
Grant from Access Bank Foundation
The Access Bank Foundation is committed to supporting the development of civil society in Nigeria. The Foundation provides grants to registered Nigerian NGOs that are working to improve the lives of people in Nigeria. Some of the areas that the Foundation funds include: education, health, human rights, poverty alleviation, and community development.
To be eligible for a grant from the Access Bank Foundation, NGOs must have a sound financial management system in place and be able to provide detailed reports on how the grant money will be used.
All applications should be submitted with three copies of the application form, including attachments; an organizational profile; bank statement; audited accounts; five recent audit reports; legal opinion by the company law firm (with the latest memorandum); balance sheet, and income statement for the previous year; government registration certificate/corporate documents (in original); National Tax Identification Number/Organization Registration Certificate (if applicable).
Grants can be awarded to organizations based anywhere in Nigeria, but preference is given to local applicants.
Grant from TVC Communications Limited
The TVC Communications Limited Grant is available to Nigerian NGOs that are working to improve the lives of underprivileged citizens. The grant can be used for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to providing training and capacity building, supporting health and education initiatives, and providing relief services. To be eligible, NGOs must have been registered in Nigeria for at least two years and have an annual operating budget of less than $500,000 USD. For more information on how to apply, interested parties can visit the TVC Communications Limited website.
Grant from Synagogue Church Of All Nations
The Synagogue Church Of All Nations offers a grant of up to $10,000 for Nigerian NGOs that are working towards improving the quality of life for citizens. The grant can be used for project development, capacity building, or operational costs. To apply, interested NGOs must submit a brief proposal outlining their project and how it will benefit the community.
Grant from National Association of Nigerian Students
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) offers a variety of grants to support NGOs working in Nigeria. To be eligible, your NGO must be registered with the Nigerian government and have an active bank account. Grants can be used for a variety of purposes, including project development, capacity building, and organizational expenses. For more information on how to apply, visit the NANS website.
Grant from Lagos State Government
The Lagos State Government offers a variety of grants for NGOs working in the state. These include a monthly stipend, seed money for start-ups, and funds for capacity building. To be eligible, NGOs must be registered with the state government and have a valid Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). Lagos State also offers a Matching Grant program, which provides matching funds to NGOs that raise money from other sources.
Grants are available through the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Women Affairs, and Social Development among others.
Grant from National Council on Women Societies
The National Council on Women Societies (NCWS) is a Nigerian NGO that offers grants to other NGOs. It was founded in 1976 and its mission is to promote the development of women and girls in Nigeria. The NCWS offers two types of grants: general support grants and project-specific grants. General support grants can be used for anything from capacity building to seed money for new projects, while project-specific grants must be used for a specific project that aligns with the NCWS’s mission.
To apply for a grant, NGOs must submit an application form and a budget. The NCWS accepts applications on a rolling basis and usually makes decisions within two months.
Grant from United States Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP)
The United States Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP) offers a variety of grants to support nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) working to combat human trafficking.
In order to be eligible, NGOs must have a proven track record of success in the field and demonstrate a commitment to human rights. The TIP office provides both financial and technical assistance to NGOs, and also offers training and capacity-building opportunities.
Grants from the TIP office can be used for a variety of purposes, including victim protection, public awareness, and law enforcement training.
The TIP office also provides grants to researchers who study and evaluate innovative strategies to combat human trafficking. These grants are particularly valuable to NGOs that work on a small budget, as they can help fund actionable research.
Grant recipients must report on their activities as part of receiving funding. Grantees must also fill out a form after completion of an activity and before starting another project to provide information on how they spent grant funds. The TIP office considers all these factors when reviewing requests for funding. Grants are awarded each year between October and December.