Call for Applications: Lagos State SDG Grants (get N5m funding) – For Social Entrepreneurs, NGOs, CSOs and Social Impact Ventures

Call for Applications: Lagos State SDG Grants (get N5m funding)
Call for Applications: Lagos State SDG Grants (get N5m funding)

In line with the Lagos State Government’s commitment to shared prosperity, the Office of Sustainable Development Goals and Investment has launched the Lagos SDGs Grant Competition to fund 51 projects across the 167 targets of SDGs in the State.

Speaking at a Press Briefing organised for the launch of the grant at the State House, Ikeja, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Sustainable Development Goals and Investment, Mrs. Solape Hammond described the initiative as a strategy of crowdsourcing innovative ideas that can lead to measurable impact on SDGs and offer smarter, faster ways to make real progress on the Goals and transform the society to a more resilient and purposeful city.

She explained that the State Government is furthering its development commitments by ensuring that critical systems are put in place to stimulate action and participation from all stakeholders from people at the grassroots to the highest levels of government.

The Grant Competition, according to her, was conceived as part of the strategy to mobilise collective action to advance progress on the SDGs through social, economic, and environmental initiatives that are positive, transformative, collaborative and scalable.

This initiative is open to Civil Society Organisations, Social Impact Ventures, Non-Governmental Organisations and Social Entrepreneurs within Lagos State as it will create a broader-based collaboration and amplify the impact of key actors in the SDGs space.

Speaking on the process of application, Solape confirmed that applicants who must have successfully passed eligibility screenings will be required to submit one project idea that addresses one of the 17 Global SDGs with a specific KPI and an estimated number of persons that will be impacted by the project.

“Submitted projects will be reviewed by a project selection committee who will grant interviews to the most promising applicants after which  the sum of N5 million each will be awarded to three winning ideas that target each of the SDGs, making a total  of 51 projects”, she confirmed.

The 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to transform our world:

GOAL 1: No Poverty

GOAL 2: Zero Hunger

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being

GOAL 4: Quality Education

GOAL 5: Gender Equality

GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

GOAL 13: Climate Action

GOAL 14: Life Below Water

GOAL 15: Life on Land

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

Who can apply?

  • Non-Governmental Organisations
  • Social Entrepreneurs
  • Civil Society Organisations
  • Social Impact Ventures

Apply for the opportunity to win N5M for the SDG project(s) you take on. 

Application Deadline – November 30, 2022

Visit the official website for more information. 

Click here to apply


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