The impact of the prevailing global pandemic is so far-reaching that all sectors of the economy have been affected. However, it’s not all gloom and doom; there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Fortunately, there are full and single payment COVID-19 grants for Africans. Kindly note that this list is subject to updates because it is in-exhaustible.
1. OpenIDEO Covid-19 Global South Health and Livelihood Challenge 2020
OpenIDEO invites applications for the Covid-19 Global South Health and Livelihood Challenge to support low- and middle-income families in the Global South to stay healthy while maintaining a sustainable livelihood during the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: September 10, 2020 at 5:00pm ET.
Thompson Reuters Foundation offers a photo competition for visual storytellers to capture the untold consequences of COVID-19 on people’s lives and livelihoods, in 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: October 28, 2020.
COVIDaction and DFID’s Frontier Tech Hub Database of Production across Africa offers grants for solutions addressing COVID-19 in 2020. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: August 7, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.
4. National Geographic COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists 2020
National Geographic Society invites applications for a COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists worldwide in 2020. Worth of Award: The fund will distribute support ranging from $1,000–8,000 USD. This is for local coverage of the preparation, response, and impact of this global pandemic as seen through evidence-based reporting. Deadline: This call for proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications may be submitted until further notice. Click here for more details and to apply.
5. CcHUB Funding and Design Support for COVID-19 Projects in Nigeria 2020
CcHUB in Lagos, Nigeria is offering funds and provide research and design support, via their Design Lab, for COVID-19 related projects in 2020. This is in light of the Coronavirus pandemic and its related consequences in other sectors of various economies across the globe. Worth of Award: Funding and research support is available. Deadline: Applications are ongoing. Click here for more details and to apply.
6. IWMF COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund for Women Journalists (Access $2,000)
The International Women’s Media Foundation(IWMF) invites applications for Emergency Funds, including the COVID-19 Relief fund in 2020. Worth of Award: This fund will provide small grants of up to $2,000 USD per request. However, special consideration will be given on a case-by-case basis to those who have greater financial need. Deadline: Applications are ongoing. Click here for more details and to apply.
These trying times will not last forever; while it persists, you can make the best of the situation by taking advantage of these full and single payment COVID-19 grants for Africans.