ACT Foundation announces grant opportunities for Innovators and nonprofits serving in Health, Entrepreneurship, Environment, and Leadership

Eager Coronation Trust (ACT)One of Africa’s leading grant-making agencies, building on the foundation’s long-standing commitment to driving sustainable impact in Africa, announces the start of its annual grant cycle for eligible nonprofits and social enterprises.

Grant applications are open from October 17, 2022 until the deadline of November 11, 2022 at 11:59pm (WAT). Successful applicants and funding awards will be announced in the first quarter of 2023.

To learn more about funding opportunities and eligibility criteria, visit

For the 2023 funding cycle, the ACT Foundation will welcome advanced, next-generation social entrepreneurs and community leaders to build businesses that create impactful and Scalable innovation. Ideal applicants must demonstrate a proven track record of innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership in their community.

Successful applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal with a detailed grant budget. Following a thorough review and final selection of proposals by independent consultants, the organization will be formally notified of the next steps.

Now, more than ever, the ACT Foundation has demonstrated its commitment to unlocking the potential of young African entrepreneurs, key to Africa’s long-term economic transformation,” said Osayi Alile, CEO of the ACT Foundation. “The entire continent is faced with Challenges, and through the 2023 grant cycle, we aim to uncover innovations that can break the cycle of poverty, weak health systems, poor education, climate change and economic inequality in Africa. “

“With the rapid development of the global digital economy and the proliferation of technology, the next century belongs to Africa,” added Alile. According to her, the ACT Foundation focuses on impact-driven projects that will create sustainable impact for people, communities and the world at large.

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Since its inception in 2006, the Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation has been a staunch supporter of local, national and regional non-profit organizations working to address the challenges and associated vulnerabilities of the African continent.

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From health to entrepreneurship, leadership and the environment, the ACT Foundation’s impact continues to impact lives in all 36 states of the Federation of Nigeria and 8 other countries in Africa, benefiting more than 2 million people on the continent.

Application Guidelines

Entries open on Monday, October 17, 2022 and closes at 11:59pm (WAT), November 11, 2022. Late entries will not be considered. Only one entry is accepted per organization. Once an entry is submitted, no further changes will be accepted. All entries must be submitted in English. No registration fee, purchase or payment of any kind is required to apply.

Eligibility Criteria – Organizations must:

  • Submit social innovations to address challenges in any of the foundation’s key focus areas (health, entrepreneurship, environment, and leadership).
  • Registration in the appropriate legal entity in the respective (African) country for not less than two years (24 months).
  • Legally registered as a non-profit organization (GTE/LTD). However, if applying as a social enterprise, the foundation will only fund non-profit programs.
  • Demonstrate a robust governance structure. Details of the board of directors should be reflected in the company’s registration documents.
  • Show evidence of other sources of funding.
  • At least 3 part-time/full-time salaried staff.
  • Directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project, i.e. not acting as an intermediary.
  • The program/initiative must be implemented in Africa.
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Failed – ACT Foundation funding will not extend to the following areas:

  • personal.
  • A non-profit organization without a legal board of directors or trustees (as described in your registration documents).
  • Any entity that has mismanaged other foundation funds in the past.
  • Political parties, campaign groups, agencies or their subsidiaries and affiliates.
  • Organizations that advocate, promote or support inhumane policies, illegal activities or terrorism.

For more information, visit or follow @actfoundation_on on social media.


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