Deadline: 23:59 GMT+1 Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund (NSSF) Grants Application 2022 for Nigerians
The Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund (NSSF) is a partnership between Global Citizen (GC) and the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA). It was established following the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic and the need to support the government’s efforts in the fight against the impact of the pandemic in Nigeria.
The NSSF is a multi-donor institutional mechanism for mobilising funds earmarked to support development in three core COVID-19 response areas:
- Priority Area One –The Most Vulnerable Populations: Provide safety nets for Nigeria’s most vulnerable populations.
- Priority Area Two –Health Systems Resilience: Strengthen healthcare systems and expand rural and community focused universal health access
- Priority Area Three -Reskilling and Retooling of Nigerian youth: Re-skill and retool Nigerians for the Post COVID-19 Era
Grants will be provided as catalytic interventions based on the principle of additionality to organisations driving change and impact in NSSF’s strategic priorities of supporting vulnerable populations, building health systems resilience, and reskilling the Nigerian youth for the post-COVID-19 era.
This “Call for Applications” is soliciting proposals aimed at strengthening the primary health care system with a focus on the areas highlighted for immediate intervention in section below:
The available financing for NGOs and Not for Profit organisations applying under this Call for Applications is a maximum of NGN100 million per project.
This grant cycle will target interventions to be completed between 0 to 18 months.
Eligibility for the Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund (NSSF) Grants Application 2022
To be eligible for this grant, organisations would be expected to meet the following criteria:
- Must be legally registered as a Not-for-Profit organisation
- Must have been in operation for a minimum of 2 years
- Must have a minimum of 2 years of audited financials
- Must have a minimum of 2 qualified, relevant specialists within its employ
Geographical focus must be Nigeria
- Technical focus must be towards strengthening the healthcare system
- The proposed initiatives must be implemented within Nigeria
- The proposed initiatives must be impact-driven and measurable
- The proposed initiatives have never been blacklisted from execution in a similar grant scheme
- None of the principal members or authorised personnel have been blacklisted from participating in a similar grant scheme
- None of the principal members or authorised personnel have been convicted of any offences under Nigerian law
How To Apply for the Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund (NSSF) Grants Application 2022
Applicants can either complete the grant application form online by clicking the “Apply Online” button or upload a fully completed form which can be downloaded using the link below:
Stages of application
Application for this NSSF Grant is a three-stage process:
- Stage 1: Applicants will submit a high-level concept note that includes general organisation details. The concept note is subsequently evaluated to ensure that all eligibility criteria are met by the applicants and that the proposed initiative will contribute to deepening our strategic priority areas. Successful applicants from the concept note stage will be invited for the second stage of the process.
- Stage 2: Applicants will submit a detailed proposal of their intervention following our proposal guidelines. All proposals must be submitted on or before the submission deadline. Submitted proposals will then be evaluated against the criteria outlined in the proposal guidelines. Successful proposals from the second stage will be progressed to the third stage of the process.
- Stage 3: NSSF will validate the proposal via due diligence checks. In this stage, applicants may be requested to provide additional information to corroborate earlier submissions.
Successful applicants will be invited for the grant award.
- For stage 1, all applications will be evaluated against the eligibility criteria.During stage 2, all applications will be evaluated using the following criteria
Section Weighting (%) Technical approach 35 Principle of additionality 15 Capacity to implement 10 Impact (on priority area) 10 Feasibility of intervention 10 Sustainability / Continuity 10 Value for money 10 Total 100