Donor: European Commission (EC) - International Partnerships (IP)
Application procedure: Concept Note
Donor base: Belgium
Reference number: EuropeAid/174523/DD/ACT/NG
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 13.07.2022

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 400.000€
Total available budget: 5.500.000€
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 750.000€
Funding ratio: up to 95%


  • Capacity Building
  • Children & Youth
  • Climate Change
  • Human Rights
  • Peace & Conflict Resolution
  • Religion & Faith
  • Research, Technology & Innovation
  • Social Inclusion
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa



1) Objective

The global objective of the thematic programme on human rights and democracy is to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms, democracy and the rule of law worldwide.
The specific objective is to attain two of the strategic priorities for EU action on protecting and promoting human rights and supporting democracy in line with the EU Human Rights and Democracy Country strategy for Nigeria adopted in 2021.
The two selected priorities of the support to human rights and democracy are:

  • Lot 1: Freedom of religion or belief – Support relevant institutions, religious leaders and faith-based organisations as well as communities to address key issues such as peacebuilding, human rights, violent extremism, religious polarisation, with a strong focus on the participation of women and youth. Support to the protection of people who have been prosecuted on religious or faith grounds.
  • Lot 2: Promotion of Digital Rights – Promote the rights in the digital sphere, to harness opportunities and address challenges provided by new technologies.

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 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 €5,500,000. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the minimum €400,000 and maximum €750,000. Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the minimum (50%) and maximum (95%) percentage of total eligible costs of the action. The initial planned duration of an action may not be lower than 24 months nor exceed 36 months.

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 13 July 2022.

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