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.