Some key funding opportunities for African partners working in sanitation, water and related sectors, courtesy of our network partner ANEW. Please click on the grant titles for additional information about how to apply.
Some deadlines are in a few weeks so please read the deadline before you decide you will look into these ‘later.’ Please also share any other opportunities!
Happy proposal writing.
Grant: African Water Facility (AWF)
The African Water Facility (AWF) is an initiative led by the African Ministers’ Council on water (AMCOW) aimed at mobilizing resources to finance water resources development activities in Africa. The African Development Bank (AfDB) hosts the Facility on the request of AMCOW. The recipients of AWF could be: i) Central or local African Governments; ii) Africa municipalities; iii) NGOs and CSOs; iv) Community-based organizations CBOs; v) Regional, sub-regional and sectoral organizations (e.g. Regional Economic Organizations, River Basin Organizations, etc). There is no application deadline to request AWF funding.
Grant: The Waterloo Foundation
The Waterloo Foundation welcomes applications from registered charities and organizations with projects that have a recognized charitable purpose. Although the core areas are world development, environment and child development, the Foundation make grants for all type of projects, start-ups, initial stages and valuable ongoing funding.
Grant: European Commission (EC), Food Security in Central African Republic
Call for proposals on agricultural productivity and markets, community social networks, and potable water and sanitation in the Central Africa Republic. Open to NGOs and public sector agencies in the Central Africa Republic and EU member states, and to inter-governmental organizations. EuropeAid Reference #129847. Closing date for applications is 17 May 2010.
Grant: Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) — Research into Business
AECF-RIB invites for-profit companies in Africa and internationally to submit business ideas based on agricultural research that will have a positive impact on the rural poor in Sub-Saharan Africa. Successful applicants will receive grants and interest-free repayable grants up to a maximum of US$1.5 million (for up to one-half of project costs). Three rounds of competition are planned through April 2011. Applications for Round 1 must be submitted before 17 May 2010.
Grant: French Global Environment Facility
The French GEF invites proposals in its Small-Scale Initiatives Program to support projects in biodiversity protection and climate change in West Africa, Central Africa, Mozambique, and Madagascar. The program is open to NGOs and the private sector in eligible countries, and to organizations from outside these countries that have sufficient experience and involvement. International organizations can partner with local NGOs. The next application deadline is 15 September 2010.
Grant: Poweo Foundation Awards
The Poweo Foundation of France makes grants for small projects in renewable energy and energy efficiency in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2010, Poweo announces three Foundation prizes for small energy enterprises and successful project initiatives. Each prize is worth 10 thousand euros. Application deadline is 30 September 2010.
Grant: International Tree Foundation
Calls for projects in tree planting for poverty alleviation, biodiversity conservation, and environmental justice. Current geographical priorities are Mali, Mauritania, northern Ethiopia, Sudan, northern Ghana, northern Togo, Benin, Niger, Burkina Faso, Eritrea, Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria. Deadline for applications is 30 June 2010.