Donor: European Commission (EC) - International Partnerships (IP)
Application procedure: Concept Note
Donor base: Belgium
Reference number: EuropeAid/177252/DD/ACT/NG
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 21.09.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Large - more than $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: 10.000.000€
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 10.000.000€
Funding ratio: up to 90%


  • Capacity Building
  • Children & Youth
  • Climate Change
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Media & Journalism
  • Social Inclusion
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa



1) Objective

The global objective of this call for proposals is to emancipate the poorest, underserved and most marginalised population groups including women and girls in the North-West of Nigeria (Sokoto, Kano and Jigawa). The specific objective of this call for proposals is to provide and to develop vocational training and critical social skills for youth, including training for green jobs

The priorities of this call for proposals are:
– to develop actions aimed at increasing alternative/accelerated education programmes, as well as transition possibilities to non-formal education or formal education for 500 000 young people in 60 schools/learning centres (20 in each state; Kano, Jigawa and Sokoto);
– to develop actions enhancing non-formal education, training and skills for at least 60 000 young people (60% girls and 40% boys) with an aim to provide the target group employment- and livelihood opportunities, green jobs included;
– to provide at least 150 safe spaces for girls and young women, where learning of critical social life skills (ie. financial literacy, livelihood skills) to transition into adulthood is enhanced and preparing for green jobs is supported;
– to develop action enhancing and integrating peace education and prevention of violent extremism into education for boys and girls;
– to launch at least 20 behavioural change campaigns, with a focus on girls’ empowerment, and to develop 12 pilots applying innovative media approaches.

2) Eligibility

In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must: (1) be a legal person and (2) be non-profit-making: non-governmental organisation, public sector operator, local authority, international (inter-governmental) organisation as defined by Article 156 of the EU Financial Regulation and (3) be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Nigeria.

4) Budget

The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is €10,000,000. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the minimum €10,000,000 and maximum €10,000,000. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the minimum (50%) and maximum (90%) percentage of total eligible costs of the action.

5) Application

The concept note together with the declaration by the lead applicant must be submitted online via PROSPECT. The deadline for the submission is 21 September 2022.

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