The impact of the prevailing global pandemic is so far-reaching that all sectors of the economy have been affected. However, it’s not all gloom and doom; there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Fortunately, there are full and single payment COVID-19 grants for Africans. Kindly note that this list is subject to updates because it is in-exhaustible.
1. Win €20,000 in the EU: Africa The Post Crisis Journey Hackathon 2020
EU: Africa The Post Crisis Journey offers the African-European online hackathon program to find innovative solutions to socio-economic problems that have been further escalated by the outburst of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. They aim to engage 10,000 passionate tech-savvy and socially conscious problem solvers, 300 mentors, and 500 community organizations across Africa and Europe. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: November 27th, 2020.
The National Geographic Society invites applications for the COVID-19 Remote Learning Emergency Fund for Educators in 2020. The National Geographic Society recognizes that educators, who are among the many dedicated individuals on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, are pioneering new ways of teaching so that students can continue learning. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications may be submitted until further notice.
National Geographic Society invites applications for a COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists worldwide in 2020. Worth of Award: The fund will distribute support ranging from $1,000–8,000 USD. This is for local coverage of the preparation, response, and impact of this global pandemic as seen through evidence-based reporting. Deadline: This call for proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications may be submitted until further notice. Click here for more details and to apply.
CcHUB in Lagos, Nigeria is offering funds and provide research and design support, via their Design Lab, for COVID-19 related projects in 2020. This is in light of the Coronavirus pandemic and its related consequences in other sectors of various economies across the globe. Worth of Award: Funding and research support is available. Deadline: Applications are ongoing. Click here for more details and to apply.
6. IWMF COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund for Women Journalists (Access $2,000)
The International Women’s Media Foundation(IWMF) invites applications for Emergency Funds, including the COVID-19 Relief fund in 2020. Worth of Award: This fund will provide small grants of up to $2,000 USD per request. However, special consideration will be given on a case-by-case basis to those who have greater financial need. Deadline: Applications are ongoing. Click here for more details and to apply.