Call for Applications: LEAP Africa Social Innovators Programme (SIP) 2021/22 Fellowship

LEAP Africa Social Innovators Programme (SIP) 2021/22 Fellowship

Leap Africa has announced the call for applications for the 2021/ 2022 cohort of the Social Innovators Programme (SIP) – a one-year fellowship for young Anglophone African changemakers between 18-35 years from Nigeria, The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ghana, Anglo-Cameroon.

The Fellowship seeks to attract young Nigerians with innovative ideas capable of transforming local communities on different scales with high socio-economic impact and in diverse focus areas such as Youth empowerment, Law, Human Rights, Health, Environment, Education and Agriculture, Science and Technology, among others.

Why you should apply

  • Access to seasoned professionals across the industry who will provide coaching and mentoring;
  • Access to business support services to meet your organizational needs;
  • Impactful sessions from world-class experts to enhance your organization’s sustainability and investment readiness;
  • Access to funding opportunities from local and international partners;
  • Access to a growing vibrant community of social innovators across Africa who are alumni of the Programme.
  • A chance to win NGN 1,000,000 (or its USD equivalent) as a sustainability grant award from Union Bank at the end of the fellowship year.


  • Young man or woman between 18 and 35 years, whose ideas and initiatives offer effective solutions to challenges in local communities across their respective region.
  • Applicants must be Initiators/Co-founders of a socially focused venture/enterprise and Foundation, located and registered English speaking parts of Africa.
  • Applicants must have been involved in operating their ventures/enterprises beyond 12 months prior to the time of this application.
  • Applicants must be available to participate in the Fellowship activities, including implementing appropriate systems to sustain their innovation over the course of the fellowship year.
  • Applicants must not be enrolled on more than one fellowship programme prior to the time of application.


  • Prospective Fellows can apply through the link here

The application portal is open till 11:59 pm (WAT), Sunday, 6th of August, 2021.

For further enquiries, please contact Osarume via email at, sipa@leapafrica.



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