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WVL Nigera Project) Strategic Innovation Fund

Women’s Voice and Leadership Nigeria Project Strategic Innovation Fund

Country: Africa
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Applications call for Women’s Voice and Leadership Nigeria Project (WVL Nigeria Project) Strategic Innovation Fund. The WVL Nigeria Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) is a small grant designed to support innovative ideas and initiatives addressing gender issues with a focus on women and girls from feminists, women and girls’ rights activists, feminist organizations, women’s rights organizations or movements in Nigeria.


The WVL project is a five-year project funded by Global Affairs Canada. The project aims to tackle the barriers to gender equality and supporting the empowerment of women and girls through the provision of technical and financial resources to local feminist/women’s rights organizations (LWROs) that are advancing the rights of women and girls and championing gender equality.


The funding opportunity targets innovative ideas that can serve as a catalyst for new ways of doing things within the women’s rights movement in Nigeria. This call specifically targets innovative actions that address violence against women and girls, women’s economic justice and empowerment, women’s political participation and leadership including policy advocacy and influencing. In addition to that, it will also support other innovative actions that align with the WVL Nigeria project goal which targets the achievement of gender equality and the enjoyment of rights by women and girls.


Up to 5 innovative ideas will be granted in this round with a grant ceiling of NGN1,000,000 each to be implemented within 6months to a 1-year period.


  • Only women-led women’s rights organizations and feminists will be eligible for this application.
  • Only 1 application per organization/individual.
  • Only shortlisted organizations and/or feminists will be notified, due to the volume of applications.
  • The initial shortlist may not amount to being signed onto this project.
  • ActionAid will not be responsible for any cost you may incur during the development of the Concept Note.
  • AAN guidance on SHEA, Anticorruption, Terrorism, and Conflict will apply in this process.


Interested candidates must submit their innovation idea using the attached Concept Note template on or before 30th April 2020 to [email protected] They should not use any other document except for the ExcelSheet for the budget. Note that the template is expandable but candidates must ensure they stay within 5-7 pages.



Type of Opportunity Miscellaneous
Deadline30 April,2020
Open toWomen
OrganizerWVL Nigeria Project
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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