Grant making non-profit organization, Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation has announced recipients of its 2017 Grant Scheme to awarding organizations with areas of operation in health, entrepreneurship, environment and leadership.
While delivering this announcement, the CEO, ACT Foundation, Osayi Alile explained the various stages involved in the selection process of the deserving organizations.
“Our desire to change the world cannot be done by us alone and so we are excited to announce that we have selected 23 deserving nonprofit organizations to partner with in order to achieve our aim of creating positive social impact in our world”. “We are assured that our collaboration with these organizations will help in creating the desired change we deserve”. Alile said.
ACT Foundation 2017 grant cycle which began in May 2017 saw over 300 non-governmental organizations apply for the grant. Successful applicants were then requested to submit their proposals which was scrutinized by a 12 man selection committee. The due diligence exercise produced 23 non-governmental organizations which are recipients of the 2017 ACT Foundation Grants.
The Foundation noted that this being its first year of existence, focus will only be given to the western part of Nigeria to ensure for effective and efficient implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects.
The 2017 ACT Foundation grants aims to mitigate against health issues such as malaria, cancers such as breast, cervical and prostrate as well as maternal and child health with a special focus on infant and young child feeding. Awarding organizations in the areas of leadership will focus on thought leadership and youth leadership. The grants intervention in the areas of environment and entrepreneurship will focus on waste management; and skills acquisition and financial literacy respectively.
Also speaking about the grant, Executive Director, Sebbecly Cancer Care and Support Centre, Dr. Omolola Salako noted that the 2017 ACT Foundation grant will go a long way in reducing the women at risk of cervical cancer in Lagos State. She also expressed her delight in partnering with an organization that is determined to fight against socio economic issues in the country.
Aspire Coronation Trust Foundation is a grant making non-profit established to support local, national and regional non-profits working to address challenges and associated vulnerabilities in the African continent.