NYFF Grant: Apply for Nigeria Youth Futures Fund (Up to $5000)

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NYFF Grant: Apply for Nigeria Youth Futures Fund 2022 (Up to $5000)

Nigeria Youth Futures Fund (NYFF) is aimed at strengthening, supporting, and enabling young people in Nigeria for youth leadership, activism, and social change through outcome-driven policy engagements and inclusive resourcing that will support youth in shaping and supporting medium and long-term national development.

It runs in three programmatic pillars: the Imaginative Futures Working Group, young Leaders Development (YLD), and Advocacy (Online and Media Engagement). See how to apply for other funds

If you are interested in getting the Nigeria Youth Futures Fund grant, follow all the guides and procedures for a successful application and possible shortlisting

See categories of grants below:

Development Grant: $3000-$6000 -Youth-led & Youth Focused Organizations- Apply here

Catalytic Grant: $ 40,000 -Civic and Innovation Hubs-Apply Here

Small Grant: $500- $1000 Targeted at individuals-Apply Here

Action Grant: $1000- $3000 -Grassroot & Community based organizations-Apply here

Eligibility for Nigeria Youth Futures Fund (NYFF) 2022/2023 (Up to $5000)

Individual Level

The beneficiary must be a Young Change Makers (aged 15- 35 years) with a proven track record, working on a sustainable solution that directly addresses any of the seven thematic areas.

The beneficiary must demonstrate a good understanding and experience of strategic planning, vision setting, and project management.

The beneficiary must demonstrate experience and knowledge of community or team building following principles of honesty and integrity

The Beneficiary must demonstrate talent and passion for new ways of behaving, norms, and actions,

The beneficiary must have genuine means of identification or be attached to an institution.

The beneficiary must provide 3 reputable referees.

Organizational Level :

The organization must have good antecedents and proper track records.

Youth-driven transformation activities, civic and transformation hub depending on the grant category, working on sustainable solutions that directly address any of the agreed thematic areas.

The organization must have a physical address, corporate account with good financial standing, and records

The organization must be a formally registered organization with the corporate affairs commission of Nigeria. Otherwise, an unregistered organization can form a cluster and apply through a registered organization.

The organization must have a partnership capacity with all the states in their geopolitical region.

The organization must have a Tax Identification Number and SCUML certificate

Nigeria Youth Futures Fund Grant

Nigeria Youth Futures Fund (NYFF) is a response to the urgent need to provide technical and Financial support to youth-led organizations in Nigeria in order to sustain their work locally and facilitate opportunities for learning.

Grant Categories

Applications for the 1st cohort of the Young Leaders Development Fund are now open for the following categories of grants:

Small Grant: $500- $1000 – Targeted at individuals-Apply here

Action Grant: $1000- $3000 -Grassroot & Community based organizations-Apply here

Development Grant: $3000-$6000 -Youth-led & Youth Focused Organizations-Apply here

Grant Thematic Areas

Employment and Education

The applicants should consider youth-driven initiatives that focus on supporting the youth in their education and spur employment opportunities.

Such initiatives should be inclusive and target result-oriented activities among the youth.

Media, sport, and Entertainment

Projects that promote and strengthen Youth activities in media, sport, and entertainment. Identification and promotion of youth media platforms and creative talent should be prioritized.


The concepts should focus on health issues of the young people such as drug and substance abuse, sexual and reproductive health, mental health, and others

Peacebuilding and Security

This prioritizes concepts that promote cultural integration, peaceful coexistence, armed forces and civilian relationship, and a host of others.

ICT and Entrepreneurship

ICT-driven solutions that create values and have a sustainable business model.

Climate change and the Environment

Initiatives and ideas that address drought and desertification, land degradation, more frequent extreme weather events, affected fresh water, water resources, and loss of biodiversity

Civic participation

Initiatives and ideas that help increase Youth engagement/participation in politics and leadership.

Guidelines for Submission

Applicants should submit a concept note/proposal, not more than 2000 words, following the stated guidelines and proposal template

NYFF Grant: How To Apply for Nigeria Youth Futures Fund 2022/2023 (Up to $5000)

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