Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) Grants 2018


Last updated on February 28th, 2018 at 09:01 am

Call for proposals: Hurry now and apply for the  Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) Grants 2018, eligible applicants will be considered for this program.



About the Award: 

The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is a grant making and advocacy foundation that is part of the global Open Society Foundations Network. OSIWA works to support the creation of open societies in West Africa marked by functioning democracy, good governance, the rule of law, basic freedoms, and widespread civic participation. Its headquarters is in Dakar and it has offices in Abuja, Monrovia, Freetown and Conakry.




Fields of Proposal: 

OSIWA seeks proposals aimed at achieving the following specific themes:

  • Economic Governance and Advancement
  • Justice Reform and Rule of Law
  • Journalism
  • Equality and Anti-Discrimination
  • Democratic Practice





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 priority areas. OSIWA requires all organizations seeking funding to submit a complete proposal, budget, 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.

Value of Program: 

There is no set maximum amount for OSIWA funding. OSIWA operates a limited budget for the ten countries it covers and its regional program. In the event that OSIWA cannot fund the entire project budget, it may choose to fund part of it and request the grant seeker to source for the outstanding balance.

How to Apply:

 Proposals should be sent directly to: Only proposals sent to this email address will be considered. Proposals will be accepted until May 30th 2017. OSIWA encourages the early submission of proposals. Submitted proposals will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Application Deadline: 30th  April 2018

Visit Program Webpage for details

Award Provider: Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) Protection Status



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