10 February 2014 | Open Society Initiative for West Africa
OSIWA primarily awards grants to local organizations based in West Africa. In rare and limited circumstances, it provides support to West Africa-based international organizations with a strong commitment to transfer knowledge to local groups they partner with. It provides grants to government institutions as well as regional and sub-regional organizations working in its core priorities areas. OSIWA requires all organizations seeking funding to submit a completed application form, budget, work plan monitoring and evaluation framework and other relevant documents including leadership information (list of Board members, trustees and management), staff who will be involved in the project, proof of registration and banking details. Applications that are not submitted with all the relevant documentation will be delayed.
Submission and Deadlines
Proposals should be sent directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org and will be accepted until May 30th 2014.
OSIWA encourages the early submission of proposals. Submitted proposals will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.
The time required to review a proposal varies according to the complexity of the proposal, the problem being addressed, and the number of proposals being reviewed. Generally, it can take up to three months from the time a proposal is received to the actual award of a grant, although OSIWA strives to be as expeditious as possible in its review of inquiries and proposals. Please keep this in mind when planning.