France Embassy in Nigeria Invites Proposals for Social Development Fund

Deadline: May 19, 2013

The Embassy of France in Nigeria, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs invites proposals from qualified organisations for the 2013/14 Social Development Fund (SDF). The program aims at improving living conditions for the most vulnerable groups in Nigeria through supporting Nigerian civil society organisations, both financially and technically.

About SDF

The Social Development Fund is an instrument of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to support development projects at the local level. Its general objectives are to fight poverty and to empower civil society. It started operating in Nigeria in 2000 and the last five-year program allowed the Embassy to fund and support 24 projects across the country.


Proposals are invited from Nigerian private non-profit entities, such as Non Governmental Organisations (NGO), Community Based Organisations (CBO), cooperatives, local committees, etc, registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission.

Project can be implemented in the Rural or Urban areas and must fall under on of the following sectors :

  • Income Generating Activities
  • Human Rights and Peace
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Areas of Intervention include;

Abuja (City), Anambra, Enugu, Cross River, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Kwara, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo. Due to security concerns, projects in the above mentioned states will have priority for the 2013-2014 SDF Program. Yet, the Embassy invites NGOs with projects matching all the other requirements to submit their proposals, even when concerning other areas.

How to Submit

Please send your proposals by email to [email protected] before 19 May 2013 (until midnight), with the name of your organisation in subject of the email.

The proposals should include the Project Proposal and the Proposed Budget in accordance with the format and content of the Project Proposal Template and Proposed Budget Template available in annex to this Call.

Contact: All inquiries should be forwarded to, Ms. Lise FOUQUAT, [email protected]

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