Nigeria Youth Futures Fund 2022 Application



  2022-05-26
  Nigeria

LEAP Africa in partnership with MacArthur Foundation and Ford Foundation sought to establish the Nigeria Youth Futures fund (NYFF) to provide targeted capacity building, youth ecosystem building and financial support to burgeoning youth-led movements in Nigeria, in order to sustain their work locally and facilitate opportunities for learning.

Grant Thematic Areas
Employment and EducationThe applicants should consider youth driven initiatives that focus on supporting the youth in their education and to spur up employment opportunities. Such initiatives should be inclusive and target result oriented activities among the youth.
Media, sport, and EntertainmentProjects that promote and strengthen Youth activities in media, sport and entertainment. Identification and promotion of youth media platforms and creative talent should be prioritized.
HealthThe concepts should focus on health issues of the young people such as drug and substance abuse, sexual and reprodcutive health, mental health and others
Peace building and SecurityThis prioritizes concepts that promote cultural integration, peaceful coexistence, armed forces and civilian relationship, and host of others.
ICT and EntrepreneurshipICT driven solutions that create values and have a sustainable business model.
Climate change and EnvironmentInitiatives and ideas that address drought and desertification, land degradation, more frequent extreme weather events, affected fresh water, water resources and loss of biodiversity
Civic participation-initiatives and ideas that help increase Youth engagement/participation in politics and leadership.

Eligibility Criteria for Individual and Organization

Individual Level
The beneficiary must be a Young Change Makers (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.

Eligibility Criteria for individual and Organization

Individual Level
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
Small Grant

This grant type is for 6o beneficiaries(Individual)

$500–$1000

Action Grant

For 40 Grassroots and Community-based Organization

$1000- $3000

Development Grant

For 25 Youth-led & Youth focused organizations $3000-$6,000

Catalytic Grant

For 6 Civic and innovation hubs focusing on Youth oriented activities across Nigeria$40,000

What is the duration of this first grant cycle?

For this first grant cycle, the cycle will run from June to December, 2022

What is the age range of the applicant?

The age range of the applicant is 18 to 35 years.

Guidelines for Submission

Applicants should submit a concept note/proposal, not more than 2000 words, following the stated guidelines and proposal template

Download Proposal Template

For more Information: Visit the website for Nigeria Youth Futures Fund 2022



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