ACT Foundation is keen on improving our process for making and managing grants. Our goal is to increase quality and impact of projects, provide more time to innovate and build strong relationships with our partners, to ultimately achieve results for the people we serve, together.

Below are some frequently asked questions with regards to our 2022 grant making process, funding areas, eligibility and timelines. For additional questions or inquiries, please contact:

Frequently Asked Questions

No. The Foundation does not provide support in the form of funds to individuals.

The Foundation gives grants to organizations directly, not through individual fundraising activities; therefore, we are unable to fund your cause.

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Nonprofit Organizations (NPOs), Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and Social Enterprises duly registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in Nigeria and/or with the appropriate bodies outside Nigeria and within Africa.

Yes. The Foundation funds NGOs/NPOs/ CBOs across the African continent.

Yes. ACT Foundation only considers projects/initiatives in the following areas:
• Health: malaria, cancer (breast, cervical and prostate cancer), maternal and child health.
• Entrepreneurship: Vocational education and skills acquisition; financial literacy and inclusion.
• Environment: Waste management, water and sanitation.
• Leadership: Youth leadership development and thought leadership.

Yes, there are restrictions put in place by ACT Foundation. The Foundation WILL NOT consider the following entities for funding:
• Individuals
• Any organization that is discovered to have mismanaged other grants or funds received in the past
• Political parties, campaign groupings, institutions or their subsidiaries and affiliates
• Organizations that advocate, promote, or espouse inhumane policies, illegal activities and/or terrorism.

The Foundation will only consider funding projects that fall within its four focus areas.

Visit the website and complete the online application form before the stated deadline.

Only applications submitted via the designated portal on the Foundation’s website will be considered for the grant. Please fill in an online grant application through the provided website portal. Learn more.

The application portal is compatible on all android and Windows devices. To access the portal on all computers, we would advise that you use either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as they are more reliable. Learn more.

The application/proposal portal has a maximum document size of 500kb. We would advise that you encrypt or resize your documents to fit the required size. . Learn more.

No. Only applications submitted ON or BEFORE the deadline will be considered. Learn more.

No. Organizations are only allowed to send in ONE application that shows an initiative/project that goes in line with our Foundation’s focus areas. Learn more.

Only successful organizations will be duly notified to move onto the next stage of the grant process. Learn more.

No. The Foundation only recognizes communication in English. All applications and further correspondences must be communicated only in English. Learn more.

Yes. This is an important requirement. Learn more.

Please submit only the requested information when filling your application. We are not able to accept samples, prototypes, or other supplementary materials that may accompany your application. Learn more.

Yes, two or more organizations can apply to receive funding on a project. The application will be regarded as a single application and considered on that merit. However, if selected for the grant award, both parties must sign the grant agreement. Learn more.

No. However, if selected to receive funding, the location of your office would be required. Verification of the office location by the Foundation is mandatory. Learn more.

Yes. There is an allocated space for this in the form. However, it is required that you MUST have a minimum of THREE (3) full time or part time paid staff on your payroll. Learn more.

ACT Foundation will only consider organizations who have been legally registered and been in operation for a minimum of two (2) years before applying for the grant. Learn more.

Please confirm that you have adequate internet connection to fill in the application online. Ensure that you answer all compulsory questions, Ensure that you are using the required browser (Firefox and Chrome). If challenges persist, kindly send a concise email stating your specific challenge to the contact information provided on the website and expect our feedback within 24hours. Learn more.

No. You cannot visit the Foundation to discuss an ongoing application/project. We strongly recommend that all unsolicited inquiries be submitted through the contact information provided on our website. Visits to the Foundation’s office are to be made only upon our request. Learn more.

All our grant applications are submitted online. Applicants will be required to fill out an online application form. To ensure you receive notifications when application for our grant is open, be sure to subscribe to our mailing list, or follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for updates. Learn more.

In each cycle, we receive an enormous amount of applications, which we sort through to select applications that best fit organisation focus areas. To increase your chances of being considered to receive funding, kindly read the guidelines carefully before filling the application.Learn more.

We have a simple application process. Our team of reviewers are more interested in the reality of the need and the quality of the plan to address it, than the elegance of the grant request language. It is alright to use a grant writer; however, it is not a necessity. Learn more.

No. You will not be allowed to revise your application after submitting it. Ensure that you review your information carefully as required before submitting the form. The Foundation reserves the right to disqualify applications that lack the required information and/or supporting documentation without review. Learn more.

After you click the ‘Submit’ button, you will receive an e-mail confirming that we received your application. If after checking your inbox and the “Confirmation response” is not found, kindly check you “Junk mail” or “Spam mail” to be double sure before contacting ACT Foundation. Please note that only successful applications will be contacted in view of moving to the next stage. Learn more.

Applicants are advised to use Google Chrome as first choice browser or Mozilla Firefox as another alternative. Learn more.

Ai). Kindly clear the cache (The browser cache is a temporary storage location on your computer for files downloaded by your browser to display websites) on your browser.

Aii). Ensure that the time and date on your computer are set correctly according to your time zone. Learn more.