Call for Expression of Interest: Women’s Voice and Leadership Nigeria Project Strategic Innovation Fund 2020 (up to N1,000,000)

Call for Expression of Interest: Women’s Voice and Leadership Nigeria Project Strategic Innovation Fund 2020 (up to N1,000,000)

Deadline: April 30, 2020

Call for Expression of Interest is on for the Women’s Voice and Leadership Nigeria Project Strategic Innovation Fund 2020. The WVL Nigeria Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) is a small grant designed to support innovative ideas and initiatives addressing gender issues with focus on women and girls from feminists, women and girls’ rights activists, feminist organizations, women’s rights organizations or movements in Nigeria.

The funding opportunity targets innovative ideas which can serve as a catalyst for new ways of doing things within the women’s rights movement in Nigeria. This call specifically targets innovative actions that address violence against women and girls, women economic justice and empowerment, women political participation and leadership including policy advocacy and influencing. It will also support other innovative actions that align with WVL Nigeria project goal which targets the achievement of gender equality and the enjoyment of rights by women and girls.

About the Project

The WVL project is a five-year project funded by Global Affairs Canada. The project is aimed at tackling the barriers to gender equality and supporting the empowerment of women and girls through provision of technical and financial resources to local feminist/women’s rights organisation (LWROs)  that are advancing the rights of women and girls and championing gender equality.

Award

  • Up to 5 innovative ideas will be granted in this round with a grant ceiling of NGN 1,000,000 each to be implemented within 6 months to 1-year period.

Eligibility

  • Only women led women’s rights organisations and feminists will be considered for this application.
  • Only one application per organization/individual will be considered.

Application

If you are interested, kindly submit your innovation idea using the attached Concept Note template on or before April 30, 2020. Do not use any other document except for the ExcelSheet for the budget. Note that the template is expandable but ensure you stay within 5-7 pages.

Submit the concept note template to WVLNigeriaGrants@actionaid.org

For more information, visit WVL Nigeria Strategic Innovation Fund.

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