Supporting African Organisations in Climate Transformation
We support organisations that focus on the African continent and identify opportunities to support adaptation, resilience, and mitigation initiatives on the continent.
grant making practices
Our ability to deliver impactful programming across our portfolios depends on strong partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders across a range of sectors and geographies. We support a diverse range of organisations and institutions that form part of an enabling African ecosystem for tackling the climate and development nexus. Our grant-making connects diverse players and skill sets and we value collaboration and innovation.
The ACF’s grant-making approach is to focus on strategic outcomes/impacts. Collaboration, innovation and engagement underpin our grant-making. Before we issue grants:
Potential gaps are explored, stakeholders are identified, introduced and consulted with
We stress-test the relevance and value of our support to the field and ecosystem at large
We engage with technical and regional experts, NGOs, think tanks, donors and academia
Host multi-disciplinary roundtables and convenings
This process culminates in the co-creation of range of projects. All grants are approved by the ACF Board in Trustees in consultation with the ACF Advisory Council.
The ACF’s grant life cycle:
Pre-Award: 1-4 months
Award Implementation: 6 weeks
Post-Award: Project duration dependent
We do not currently accept unsolicited applications.
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