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. Click here for more details and to apply.

2. National Geographic COVID-19 Remote Learning Emergency Fund for Educators 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. Click here for more details and to apply.

3. World Bank #Blog4Dev Competition on Covid-19 for Africans 2021

The World Bank is inviting applications for the #Blog4Dev Competition for Africans on the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2021. Worth of Award: Full funding. Deadline: November 30, 2020. Click here for more details and to apply.

4. National Geographic COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists 2020

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. 

5. CcHUB Funding and Design Support for COVID-19 Projects in Nigeria 2020

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. 

These trying times will not last forever; while it persists, you can make the best of the situation by taking advantage of these full and single payment COVID-19 grants for Africans

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