Donor: Norwegen Refugee Council (NRC)
Application procedure: Concept Note, Full Proposal
Donor base: Norway
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 22.07.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 60.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Capacity Building
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Peace & Conflict Resolution
  • Social Inclusion

Project Locations

  1. Africa



1) Objective 

The “Naija IGNITE – Initiative for Granting NGOs (non-government organisations) International Funding and Technical Expertise” project aims to empower local NGOs and CSOs (Civil Society organisations) in Nigeria to lead on humanitarian response and local development for displaced populations, by increasing their access to unrestricted resources and technical assistance. This will enable them to provide efficient and sustainable aid and services to vulnerable populations and Nigerian.


  • Identify local NGOs and CSOs in Nigeria working to support displaced persons in sectors complementary to NRC’s areas of operation (humanitarian) and development sectors.
  • Assess the capacity needs of selected local non-governmental organisations (LNGOs) and civil society organisations (CSOs) and develop plans to support the advancement of their core functions and service delivery capabilities.
  • Provide flexible funding to LNGOs and CSOs to support the delivery of their self-identified programming priorities in line with their annual strategic planning process.
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing, coaching, and access to funding opportunities for LNGOs and CSOs, and increase their access to direct funding and enhanced operational autonomy.
  • Advocate for increased unrestricted funding for LNGOs and gather evidence to support efficient, rapid localisation and Grand Bargain commitments.

2) Eligibility

Organisations should have the capacity to implement activities across NRC’s programmatic portfolio, (humanitarian) and development scope. Operational total budget should be between $250,000 and $600,000 equivalent, on an annual basis. Preference will be given to independent humanitarian Nigerian LNGOs, CSOs, and national Red Cross affiliates/offices.

3) Location 

Actions must take place in Nigeria.

4) Budget 

The total grant/funding per institution for the pilot phase of the project is USD $60,000 per organisation in 2024. Future funding periods aim to drive at least 25% of NRC’s budget to local partners in-line with the Grand Bargain. Dependent on its own funding from its partners and donors, NRC expects to make a minimum of the Naira equivalent of $100,000 available annually to each Naija IGNITE partner for their core needs.

5) Application 

Interested organisations must: Step 1: Send a Letter of Interest to participate in the NRC Nigeria partnership facility; Step 2: Attach evidence of set criteria hereby listed under “scope” and application”; Step 3: Submit the application to the email address: (ng.tenders@nrc.no) Titled: NRC Nigeria partnership facility application. Applications must be submitted by e-mail on 22 July 2024 at the latest.

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