[Apply] || Nigeria Youth Futures fund – NYFF Development Grants

[Apply] || Nigeria Youth Futures fund – NYFF Development Grants

[Apply] || Nigeria Youth Futures fund – NYFF Development Grants

Do not miss out on the currently ongoing Nigeria Youth Futures fund – NYFF Development Grants

For the 2022 NYFF Development Grants For Young Nigerians, the Nigeria Youth Futures Fund (NYFF) has issued a call for applications. This program aims to strengthen, assist, and allow young people in Nigeria to engage in youth leadership, activism, and social change through outcome-driven policy dialogues and inclusive resourcing that will help youth shape and promote medium and long-term national development.

About NYFF Development Grants

Nigeria Youth Futures fund (NYFF) is an initiative of LEAP Africa in partnership with MacArthur Foundation and Ford Foundation 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.

This grant is co-funded by the MacArthur Foundation and Ford Foundation. For this first grant cycle, the cycle will run from June to December, 2022. The implementation scope covers young person age, the organization must be implementing projects within the age range of 18 to 35 years

Scholarship provider: Nigeria Youth Futures fund (NYFF)
Category: Grant
Eligible Country: Young Nigerians
Application Closing Date: 15th June 2022

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Grants Only Available for the Following Sector

  • Employment and Education
  • Media, sport, and Entertainment
  • Health
  • Peace building and Security
  • ICT and Entrepreneurship
  • Climate change and Environment
  • Civic participation

Grants Categories

  • Small Grant ($500–$1000) This grant type is for 6o beneficiaries (Individual)
  • Action Grant ($1000- $3000): For 40 Grassroots and Community-based Organization
  • Development Grant ($3000-$6,000): For 25 Youth-led & Youth-focused organizations
  • Catalytic Grant ($40,000): For 8 civic and innovation hubs focusing on institutional strengthening of Youth-oriented activities and Organizations
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Eligibility Criteria

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 provide 3 reputable referees.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.

Organization Level

  • The organization must have a partnership capacity in all the states in their geo-political region.
  • The organization must have a Tax Identification Number 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

How to Apply NYFF Development Grants For Young Nigerians

Applicants should submit a concept note/proposal, not more than 2000 words, following the stated guidelines and proposal template, Download the template Here.
Applications will go through three rounds of screening and the NYFF board will decide the finalists. For more information and the application process, click the Apply Now button below.


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