Call for visual and other artists: Book Bunk

Call for ApplicationsWe are commissioning art for #NRBLibrariesOver the past year, we have been working on the physical restoration of two of McMillan Memorial Library’s satellite branches; Kaloleni Library and Eastlands Library in Makadara. We are almost done with this aspect of our continuing work, and are calling on Nairobi’s visual artists to work withContinue reading “Call for visual and other artists: Book Bunk”

COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists – National Geographic

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY Please note: This call for proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The final deadline for applications is November 15, 2020. We aim to send out decisions every two weeks, but the volume of submissions might slow that process at times. In the most difficult of times, journalism can play several rolesContinue reading “COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists – National Geographic”

Microgrants – Baraza Media Lab

Micro-grants from Baraza Media Lab. (Watch for details?) In response to COVID-19, Baraza will use some of the funds set aside for physical events to receive and review applications resulting in micro-grants being provided to local media practitioners while ensuring diversity in the recipients of the funds. The project aims to support activities including butContinue reading “Microgrants – Baraza Media Lab”

Call for Proposals: Reporting on Conservation and Wildlife Issues in East Africa (avg $1000 / $100k KES grant)

Published on 24 Jan 2020 Earth Journalism, Internews, USG funding 15 February 2020, 05:00 PM, EAT info.ejn [at] Apply Now Environmental loss and degradation is a global problem, but its outcomes vary as do the ways in which people are responding. What threats are species and habitats in East Africa facing? What are theContinue reading “Call for Proposals: Reporting on Conservation and Wildlife Issues in East Africa (avg $1000 / $100k KES grant)”

Digital Rights Advancement Grants, Media Defence Centres

Posted on:  10 Jan 2020 MLDI would like to partner with NGOs, law centres and/or independent media outlets in East, West, and Southern Africa to advance digital rights and freedom of expression online. A limited number of one-year grants are available to such organisations, for projects aimed at providing better local level access toContinue reading “Digital Rights Advancement Grants, Media Defence Centres”

Fund: HEVA, the first creative economy catalyst program for East Africa

Sign up for more info and future deadlines: “Since 2013, HEVA has innovated financial models specifically for the East African creative economy: “We have invested in more than 20 creative businesses in the fashion, digital content, crafts and decor value chains. From Nairobi, Kampala, Kigali, Arusha, Lamu to Dar es Salaam, the creative sectorContinue reading “Fund: HEVA, the first creative economy catalyst program for East Africa”

Call for multimedia projects: Digital Lab Africa

The Digital Lab Africa call for projects targets artists, producers, designers, start-ups, students in the media and creative industries. The call is open to anyone from Sub-Saharan Africa having an innovative project in 5 categories of multimedia production : web creation, virtual reality, video game, animation  and digital music. DLA is looking for projects at initial stage of development, inContinue reading “Call for multimedia projects: Digital Lab Africa”

Grants for Creative Expression for youth, Hivos

Resource Of Open Minds (ROOM) – Creative Expression in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania – Call for Concepts (youth ages 15-35 or entities that serve them), Hivos Hivos is seeking concept notes from artistic collectives, creative hubs and groups of content creators working on creative and cultural content production in East Africa. The funding support is gearedContinue reading “Grants for Creative Expression for youth, Hivos”

The World’s Only Prize for Legal Empowerment

Dear Friends, Across the globe, grassroots organizations are combatting injustice by helping people to understand, use, and shape the laws that affect them. Few of them receive the recognition they deserve. We want to change that. In 2015, we launched the world’s first competition to celebrate great deeds in the field of legal empowerment. ThisContinue reading “The World’s Only Prize for Legal Empowerment”

Support for entrepreneurs: The Somo Project

Check out their website for full details: The Somo Project’s mission is to identify, train, fund and mentor entrepreneurs looking to drive social change by building enterprises in their own low-income urban communities. The Somo Project invests in people. We believe that talented local teams are best equipped to build sustainable enterprises in their ownContinue reading “Support for entrepreneurs: The Somo Project”