NYFF Young Leaders Development Funds 2022 for Nigerians (up to $40,000)

NYFF Young Leaders Development Funds 2022 for Nigerians (up to $40,000)

Deadline: June 15, 2022

Applications are open for the Nigeria Youth Futures Fund (NYFF) Young Leaders Development Funds 2022. The grant aims to strengthen, support and promote youth ecosystem building in the country. The grants will be awarded to individuals and organizations working in line with the seven thematic area of interest.

The Nigeria Youth Futures Fund (NYFF) is a five-year collaborative programme of LEAP Africa, MacArthur Foundation and Ford Foundation that seeks to strengthen youth leadership in Nigeria through outcomes-driven policy engagements and inclusive resourcing that help youth shape the future long-term development plans of the country. 

Thematic Areas

The seven thematic areas are the areas of interest for the project to promote, support and strengthen youth activities. The envisioned youth development by NYFF prioritizes the selected themes where policy gaps, identified issues and constraints to the full exploration of those sectors by the Youth seek to be bridged with the grants.

  • Employment & Education
  • Media, Sport, and Entertainment
  • Health
  • Peace Building & Security
  • ICT and Entrepreneurship
  • Climate Change and Environment
  • Civic Participation

Grant

  • Micro Grant
    • Small: $500–$1000
    • Action grant: $1,000–$3,000
    • Development grant: $3,000–$6,000
  • Catalytic grant: $40,000

Eligibility

Individual Level

  • The beneficiary must be a young changemaker (aged 15- 35 years) with a proven track record, working on a sustainable solution that directly addresses any of the seven thematic areas. 
  • The beneficiary must demonstrate good understanding and experience of strategic planning, vision setting and project management.
  • The beneficiary must demonstrate experience and knowledge of community or team building following principles of honesty and integrity.
  • The beneficiary must demonstrate talent and passion for new ways of behaving, norms and actions,
  • The beneficiary must have genuine means of identification or attached to an institution. 
  • The beneficiary must supply a police clearance report and provide 3 reputable referees. 

Organization Level

  •  The organization must be a formally registered organization with the corporate affairs commission of Nigeria. Otherwise, an unregistered organization can form a cluster and apply through a registered organization. 
  • The organization must have a partnership capacity in all the states in their geo-political region. 
  • The organization must have police clearance, tax clearance and SCUML certificate.
  • The organization must have good antecedents and proper track records.
  • Youth-driven transformation activities, civic and transformation hub depending on the grant category, working on sustainable solutions that directly addresses any of the agreed thematic areas.
  • The organization must have a physical address, corporate account with good financial standing and records.

Application

Applicants should submit a concept note/proposal, not more than 2,000 words, following the stated guidelines and proposal template Youth Leadership Fund Proposal Template:

  • Organization or Individual background: Background of the organization or individual applying for the grants. Brief description of the individual/ organization’s purpose, relevant past experience and previous grant. (Max: 300 words)
  • Initiative/idea to be implemented: Detailed proposed initiative and ideas in line with the thematic focus(s) of the specific grants of interest. The narrative should include the following:
    • Problem Analysis
    • Project goal and objectives
    • Key activities/milestones
    • Effectiveness of approach
    • Intended beneficiaries
    • Risks and Mitigation actions
    • Sustainability plan
    • Public awareness and dissemination
    • Gender and social inclusion (Max: 600 words)     
  • Scope and Duration: The applicant must provide a detailed scope and delimitation of their proposal. Likewise, the proposed duration of implementation should fall within one year from the time of grant disbursement (Max: 200 words). 
  • Budget Plan: The applicant will be required to submit a simplified budget in line with the category of grant applied for, the small grant would be disbursed once (100%) and the other categories of grant would be disbursed in two tranches conditioned to milestone achievements (first tranche 50% and Last tranche 50%). The budget is advised to be structured considering the following
    • 15% for Operation and Logistic 
    • 80% for Concept Implementation 
    • 5% for Monitoring and Evaluation               
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Plan: This will consist of information on the indicators to measure based on your concept
  • Attachment (Relevant documents): ID card for individual: CAC document, tax clearance certificate, organization identity information for organization.
  • Referees: The applicants will provide three qualified and professional referees who can attest to your Individual/organization’s competence to deliver the proposed project (If possible, at least two of the referees should be from an existing or previous donors/partners).

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