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Cities Alliance’s $50,000 grant scheme opens


A global partnership supporting cities to deliver sustainable development, Cities Alliance is offering grants up to $50,000 to people working on innovative and accessible solutions for improving tenure security, land as well as property rights in Nigeria and other African countries.

Rapidly growing cities like Nigeria struggle to support people living in overcrowded slum settlements. Many of these residents live in unsanitary conditions and with the constant threat of corruption and forced eviction—all because they lack legal or formal protection to the places they live and work.

There is a growing number of people trying to solve this problem, and Cities Alliance wants to make sure they have the funding they need to grow and scale their promising solutions.


Over the last 19 years, Cities Alliance, hosted by the United Nations United Nations Office for Projects Services (UNOPS), has awarded more than 400 grants totaling over $110 million in more than 80 countries, addressing a range of issues including urban poverty, local governance, and climate change.

The grant is for innovators, microenterprises, social entrepreneurs, community-based organisations, and national and local Non Governmental Organisations working in African cities. The application will end middle of the month.

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