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Nigeria: Call for Grant Proposals

The International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) funds small scale short-term initiatives in Nigeria that focus on building bridges between diverse religious, ethnic, political and regional communities. Grants range from 500.000 Naira to 2 Million Naira. 

Grants must address one of the following three areas of activity including (i) enhancing the role of interreligious dialogue (IRD) in promoting public health and responding to the COVID-19 outbreak; (ii) countering & preventing hate speech in the name of religion, including through advocacy for policy changes; (iii) fostering social cohesion by building bridges between diverse religious, ethnic, political and regional communities.

Preference will be given to innovative approaches and projects which empower women and youth. Please note that only complete proposals submitted within the deadline can be considered. 

Proposals must include: 

  1. Online application form
  2. Detailed project proposal as per the below template 
  3. Detailed budget as per the below template 
  4. Detailed workplan as per the below template
  5. Scan of the CAC registration
  6. Curriculum Vitae of the project lead

Please provide electronic documents (Word, Excel), no photocopies or scans (except for the CAC registration).

Before submitting project proposals, applicants should carefully review the selection criteria, which serve as the basis for project evaluation. 




Required Proposal Documents: 

Download the project proposal

Download the budget template 

Download the workplan


Selection criteria

Successful project proposals will fulfill most of the following requirements: 

  • Implementation and networking capacities of the applicant: Priority will be given to applicants who have the required capacities at the technical level, as well as the networking capacities, to implement projects on the ground;
  • Level of alignment with KAICIID’s mandate (mission and strategic aims): All projects must be focused on interreligous dialogue for peace and reconciliation, as well as with the specific objectives of the call for proposals;
  • Priority consideration will be given to proposals which entail collaboration across religious lines;
  • Impact of the project: Number of people reached or impacted by the project;
  • Clarity, feasability and practicality of the proposal (regarding its objectives and deliverables);
  • Sustainability, replicability & scalability of the project: Proposals that are sustainable or potentially replicable will be prioritized;
  • Gender sensitivity: Priority will be given to proposals that equally target men and women as beneficiaries or target groups.

In addition to the above criteria, due consideration will be given by the committee to the following:

  • Geographical scope: According to the country specifics, the focus can be placed on projects taking place in a specific region within the country or on initiatives aiming at a national impact;
  • Categories/types of projects: The selection committee might decide to allocate the available resources to different categories of proposals, to have a good balance between them. The categories that could be taken into consideration include, for e.g., advocacy, capacity-building, publications, media and communication, awareness-raising, social media campaigns, etc.

Organizations must be registered under Nigerian law in order to qualify. 

Grants will be transferred in Euros to selected organizations and to bank accounts in the name of the organization only.


Please enter the name of the applying organization
Please enter the name of the contact person for this project (project owner)
Please enter the email address of the contact person
Please enter the telephone number for the contact person (with country calling code). Please replace the + sign prefix for the calling code with 00. For example, +234 for Nigeria would be 00234
Organization Details
Please select one
Please provide a short description of your founding date, mandate, including number of staff, thematic and geographic focuses of your work, and if applicable a description of external funding sources. This field can also include links.
Project Details
Please provide the name of the project for which you are applying for a grant (as per the project proposal)
Please enter the duration of the project
Please enter the intended beneficiaries for this project.
Please choose the area of engagement for your project. Projects MUST address one of the five areas above in order to qualify.
Please choose the focus of your project methodology. Please hold the CTRL key in order to select more than one option.
Please summarize the main objectives which the project will achieve (based on your project proposal)
Please provide a summarized list of the activities that are foreseen to be implemented under this project (as also listed in the project proposal)
Document Attachments
Please upload a detailed budget breakdown for your project here using the required budget template.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: xls xlsx.
Please upload a project proposal for your project here using the required project proposal template.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: doc docx.
Please upload a workplan for your project here using the required workplan template.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: xls xlsx.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.