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ACT Changemakers Innovation Challenge

ACT Changemakers Innovation Challenge 2021

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The Changemakers Innovation Challenge is an initiative of ACT Foundation as a response to the impressive work of community nonprofits and social enterprises in Africa who are leveraging technology/ digital tools to create social change in their communities. Research shows that most nonprofits using technology/ digital tools to drive projects and develop communities are coming ahead in the world and also creating lasting impact.

The ACT Changemakers Innovation Challenge is open to non-profits and social enterprises across Africa who are using various technological /digital tools to create innovative social solutions. The support including funding and training is to enable them to scale up impact within the community where they presently work and beyond.


Grant funding will be awarded to the 3 winners of the Changemakers Innovation Challenge. The Award grant will be given towards scaling of the innovative solutions across different communities.

Focus Areas

  • Health + Technology
  • Environment + Technology
  • Entrepreneurship + Technology
  • Leadership + Technology

Elgibility Criteria

  • The ACT Changemakers Innovation Challenge is open to only nonprofits and social enterprises in Africa. For social enterprises, the innovative solution submitted must not be towards for-profit ventures. (It must be fully towards social good)
  • Organizations must submit social solutions within the Foundation’s key focus areas, namely; Health, Entrepreneurship, Environment, and Leadership.
  • Nonprofits or social enterprises must be registered with the government agency in charge of organizations’ registries in their respective countries.
  • All submissions must be innovative solutions that use technology/digital systems as major tools for the community impact. Show evidence of claim through the provision of web links, Videos, Pictures, and other online presence.
  • Organizations must have been in existence for at least two years.
  • All submitted social solutions must be at the growth stage and must have been tested/implemented and have direct beneficiaries. Evidence of claim through pictures, news releases, etc. must be documented and shared during the application.
  • Submitted innovations must have been implemented within the past two years. Pilot innovations will not be accepted.


  • Entry for the Changemakers Innovation Challenge opens on Monday, 26th July, 2021 and closes Sunday, 15th August 2021. Late entries will not be considered.
  • Only one entry will be accepted per organization. Once an entry has been submitted, no further changes will be accepted.
  • All entries for this challenge must be in English.
  • No entry fee, purchase or payment of any kind is required.
  • Winners will be announced and awarded at the annual ACT Foundation Breakfast Dialogue holding on Wednesday, 15th September. For more details, visit www.actrustfoundation.org.

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Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline15 August,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerThe ACT Foundation



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