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ACT Foundation to improve funding for non-profits in Africa

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Chief executive officer t, Ms Osayi Alile of Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT)

As part of efforts to foster sustainable development in Africa, Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation, yesterday announced the commencement of applications for its 2019 grant cycle.

Application for the grant cycle, which runs from November 1 to 30, 2018, is open to non-profits, community-based organisations (CBOs) and social enterprises that proffer innovative solutions to the continent’s socio-economic problems.

Chief executive officer of the non-profit, Ms Osayi Alile, stated that the organisation was focused on partnerships geared towards sustainable development in communities across Africa.

She noted that the 2019 ACT Foundation grant would be extended to more African countries.

“A particularly interesting element in the 2019 grant cycle is our launch into other parts of Africa. We are excited about exploring new grounds after successfully implementing two impactful grant cycles.

“Development is not a day’s job, and neither is it one man’s task alone. As a result, we believe that partnerships are crucial to accelerating growth and sustaining impact locally, regionally and globally.

Thus we are unwavering in our commitment to leveraging on relationships to foster African development in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” she said.

Ms. Alile explained that the grant-making non-governmental organisation was established in 2016 to support local, national and regional non-profit organisations working to address challenges in the areas of health, entrepreneurship, leadership and environment across Africa.


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