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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. The 2019 call for grant applications is now open. 

Grants must address one of the following five (5) areas which are identified as key areas for action: Protection of Holy Sites; Countering and Preventing Hate Speech; Media Sensitisation; Freedom of Religion; Interfaith Education and Exchange. Please clearly indicate in your project proposal which area your initiative addresses. Preference will be given to projects which empower women and youth. 

Please note that only proposals consisting of (1) the online application form (2) a detailed project proposal (3) detailed budget and (4) detailed workplan can be considered. Please provide electronic documents (PDF, Word, Excel). No photocopies or scans.

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


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 1st September 2019 


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: 

  • Personal capacities of the applicant: applicants should have required capacities at the technical level, as well as the networking capacities, to implement projects on the ground;
  • Alignment with KAICIID’s mandate (mission and strategic aims)
  • Collaboration across religious lines: proposals which involve interfaith collaboration will receive priority 
  • Overall project impact (measured by the number of people reached or impacted by the project) 
  • Clarity 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: proposals should ideally target men and women equally or create an environment to empower women 

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

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 specific regions within the country or on initiatives aiming at a national impact



Please enter the name of the applying organization
Please enter the name of the person to be contacted for more information (project owner)
Please enter your email address
Please enter your telephone number (with country calling code)
Organization Details
Please select one
Please provide a short description of your mandate, including number of staff, thematic and geographic focuses of your work, brief examples of previous projects implemented including description of external funding sources (when applicable). 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 choose the area of engagement for your project. Projects MUST address one of the following five areas in order to qualify.
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)
Please provide a brief description of how the funds will be spent (bulletpoint list)
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: pdf doc docx 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: pdf doc docx xls xlsx.
Please upload a workplan for your project here using the required workplan template.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx xls xlsx.