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.

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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:

We do not currently accept unsolicited applications. Please follow us on social media for calls for proposals.

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