Apply Now: The FIRE Africa Grants (2017)

Applications Deadline: 1 August 2017

The FIRE Africa Grants will provide two Grants of of between $10,000 and $12,500 each for two existing successful projects to scale up activities and move to the next level of their cycle. This Grant is for scale up projects that will be implemented within the next 12 months.

Projects that have benefited from previous FIRE Grants or Awards are encouraged to apply. Selected projects will benefit from a series of institutional strengthening and capacity building activities aimed at providing the knowledge, tools and contacts needed to further advance successful initiatives.

Projects must be aligned with one of the following categories:

  • Technical Innovation
  • Community Development
  • Governance Enhancement
  • Education.

Grant proposals should provide clear and concrete information about the proposed scale up activities so the evaluation committee can properly assess it. Innovation and development should be an integral part of all project proposals received during the application process.


There is a strong emphasis on the documentation of impact and knowledge sharing through papers, videos, and other communication materials. Successful applicants must include realistic project time frames, a detailed budget and a clear communication strategy that details plans for dissemination of project outcomes. Read More …..

Eligibility criteria

Applications accepted for full review will be assessed based on the following criteria. FIRE Africa reserves the right to decide to partially fund a project.

The project proposal:

  • Is aligned with the specific Grant’s purpose and scope.
  • Has a clearly demonstrated benefit for the community.
  • Has clearly objectives and well structured methodology.
  • Must be managed by organisations based in the Africa or Indian Ocean region (as defined by the AFRINIC Service Region) with funds allocated to be invested within this region.
  • Shows demonstrated capacity to manage funds, conduct project activities and document outcomes effectively, within the specified budget and time limits.
  • Is submitted by a public or private sector organizations, university, or research and development institutions or non-government organizations. Individuals are not eligible to apply. Read More….

Applications Deadline: 1 August 2017



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