30 Grants and Funding For Students and Entrepreneurs 2022. And Where to Secure Them.

If you’re looking for money for school, or to start and grow your business, here are 30 grants and funding and grants you can apply for:

1. Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneursip Programme 2022.


The programme, run by the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), is a 10-year, US$100 million commitment to identify, train, mentor, and fund 10,000 African entrepreneurs by 2024.

Successful applicants will receive 12 weeks of intensive online training, access to a world-class mentor, and US$5,000 in seed capital to prove the concept, plus access to further funding. They will also gain access to the TEF network of startups. If you haven’t applied for the TEF grant, it’s hot. You should check it out:

2. Fully Funded Association of Commonwealth Universities Summer School 2022.

The summer school is open to both current postgraduate (Master’s and PhD) and final-year undergraduate students at ACU member universities.
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3. BATN Foundation Farmers for the Future (F4F) Grant 2022 [N6 Million Awards]

The Farmers for the Future (F4F) Grant is an Agricultural Entrepreneurship grant designed to support young people with viable Agri-Business with equity-free capital and other associated support they may require to scale their businesses.
Apply Here

4. Call for Pitches: AWiM Africa Environment Reporting Program 2022

Applicants must be women journalists based in Africa. Applicants can be from any country in Africa. For the purposes of this reporting grant opportunity, they will only be accepting applications in English. Applicants must either have a working understanding of English or be able to translate their work.
Apply Here

5. Nahom Berhane Scholarship for Leadership and Inclusion 2022 (up to $3,000).

The Scholarship for Leadership and Inclusion provides assistance to youth with a proven track record of volunteerism, community service and leadership in the community, who are in need of financial support to attend a post-secondary institution including universities, colleges and professional trades training.
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6. ANF Storify Africa Fellowship 2022 for Female African Storytellers [ $500 Monthly Stipend]

Africa No Filter (ANF), a donor collaborative working to shift stereotypical and harmful narratives within and about Africa, is launching the Storify Africa Fellowship, and is seeking four female journalists from across the continent to be a part of the inaugural cohort of fellows.
Apply Here

7. Digital Transport for Africa Innovation Challenge 2022 ($30,000 prize)

The DT4A Innovation Challenge is an exciting opportunity for African Initiatives to present their Ideas and stand a chance to win $30,000 in prize.
Apply Here

8. World Bank Group Youth Summit Pitch Competition for young Changemakers 2022 (Fully Funded to Washington)

The World Bank Group Youth Summit 2022 seeks proposals from youth (18 – 35 years) who have innovative and action-oriented solutions and projects for “Unlocking the Power of Inclusion for Equitable Growth” based on three pillars of development: social, environmental, and economic.
Applye Here

9. Africa AgTech & Inclusive Insurance Challenge 2022 (up to $25,000)

The opportunity aims to celebrate and support young entrepreneurs who are working at the intersection of agriculture, insurance, climate, and gender to build resilience for smallholder farmers.
Apply Here

10. African Development Bank Fashionomics Africa Contest 2022 for African Designers ($6,000 cash Prize)

The African Development Bank Fashionomics Africa initiative’s second online competition is offering $6,000 total in cash prizes, mentoring, new branding packages and other support for winning African designers of sustainable and circular fashion.
Apply Here

11. NSPP Poetry Competition 2022 For Nigerian Students (N500,000 Cash Prize).

Nigerian Students Poetry Prize (NSPP) is an initiative of Poets in Nigeria (PIN) aimed at stimulating literary creativity and encouraging critical thinking among Nigerian undergraduates.
Apply Here

12. T-Mobile Foundation/Ashoka Changemaker Challenge 2022 for Young Innovators (Win up to $15,000)

The Changemaker Challenge is a nationwide contest that gives young leaders the opportunity to level up their ideas for creating a more inclusive, equitable and sustainable future.
Apply Here

13. Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator Grant Program 2022 (up to $2,000).

The Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator Grant Program provides creative entrepreneurs with small business consulting and up to $2,000 in critical financial resources to grow businesses and revenue.
Apply Here

14. Fully Funded Young Leaders Fellowship Program 2022.

The Young Leaders Fellowship Program is a one-of-a-kind leadership opportunity open to all young people between 18 – 26 from all over the world who wish to address community projects in the areas of education, health, and economic security.
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15. World Bank Group Youth Summit Pitch Competition for young Changemakers 2022 (Fully Funded to Washington)

The World Bank Group Youth Summit 2022 seeks proposals from youth (18 – 35 years) who have innovative and action-oriented solutions and projects for “Unlocking the Power of Inclusion for Equitable Growth” based on three pillars of development: social, environmental, and economic.
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16. Future Rising Fellowship Program 2022 ($5,000 stipend)

The Future Rising Fellowship is a year-long virtual program for individuals aged 17-24 to tell stories at the intersection of climate change, environmental justice and gender equity. Each fellow will receive a stipend of $5,000 and can apply for a small additional grant for direct project expenses and materials.
Apply Here

17. World Resources Institute (WRI) Land Accelerator Africa 2022 ($5000 Grant)

To support the AFR100 Initiative’s goal of restoring 100 million hectares of land by 2030, the Land Accelerator provides entrepreneurs across Africa with mentorship and networking opportunities, technical training and workshops to build up their storytelling and pitching skills. Successful applicants receive an innovation grant of $5000.
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18. Visa Everywhere Initiative Global Innovation Program 2022 for Innovative Startups Worldwide ($500,000 USD in Prizes).

Visa Everywhere Initiative is an open innovation program that helps startups like unlock new opportunities—and gives them a global platform to demonstrate their ground-breaking solutions. The program first launched in the U.S. in 2015, and quickly expanded into a global program. To date, nearly 8,500 startups have participated, and have collectively raised more than $16 billion in funding.
Apply Here

19. Eleven Eleven Twelve Foundation Africa Green Grant Award 2022.

This award was created within the framework of the sustainability of the environment through the empowerment and support for entrepreneurs and small businesses who have innovative, creative and sustainable ideas, products and services.
Apply Here

20. N1 Billion Flourish Africa Grant for Female Entrepreneurs.


The Flourish Africa Grant for Female Entrepreneurs is a N1 billion fund to support and promote African female-owned businesses over a 5-year period through training, coaching, mentoring and funding.

  • Applicants must be between the ages of 18yrs – 50yrs
  • Applicants must be female If co-owned with a man, applicants must have at least 51% ownership of the business
  • Applicants must have access to internet-enabled devices for training and must be willing to commit to virtual training for a period of 3 months
    Apply Here

21. Global Youth Climate Action Fund (GYCAF) Microgrants 2022.


GYCAF envisions a world where young people are given the resources to pursue green entrepreneurship and create a green economy with the goal of lowering carbon emissions and conserving the environment. They are therefore awarding $500 – $1000 worth of funding to projects related to climate actions. Got an idea?
Read details here

22. Youth To The Front Fund for Youth Centered Activism (Up to $10,000).


We Are Family Foundation created this fund to support under 30-year-old youth activists, youth-led organizations, projects, innovations, and creative solutions that fight systemic racism, inequality, and injustice in the United States and around the world. Does this make sense to you?
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23. Goethe-Institut Grants for Nigerian Artists and Cultural Experts 2022.


Are you an Artist (Dance, Photography, Music, Theatre, Visual arts, Films,)? Or do you know an artist who is based in Nigeria? The Goethe-Institut Nigeria is supporting Nigerian based artists and cultural experts in implementing their projects.
Details here

24. Ashden International Awards for Green Entrepreneurs In Developing Nations (£20,000 Prize).


The Ashden Awards is set up to help businesses, charities, governments and others power up their impact in the UK and low-income nations. Winners and finalists enjoy grants, publicity and priceless new connections – as well as endorsement from globally-recognized climate experts.
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25. L’Oreal African Hair and Skin Research Grant 2021/2022 (up to €20,000)

L’Oréal Medical Directorate created the L’Oréal African Hair and Skin Research Grant in 2013. It is aimed at clinical, basic and molecular researchers studying hair and skin physiology.

  • The grant is open to certified dermatologists, epidemiologists and scientists in Africa.
  • French and English applications are accepted.
    Check it out here


26. Justice for Journalists Foundation (JFJ) Investigative Grant Program 2022 (up to $80,000).


This grant is for the media guys. It’s open to investigative journalists, both professional and non-professional (bloggers, social activists), media organisations, editorial offices, and NGOs, willing to find the perpetrators and facilitators of crimes against media professionals.
Start Applying

27. Journalismfund Grants for Science Journalists 2022 (up to €30,000)


This grant is offered by Journalismfund.eu. to science journalists. It is meant for projects that have great newsworthiness and depth but that cannot be realised in regular media.
Requirements Here

28. BES Ecologists in Africa Grant 2022 (up to £8,000).


This grant provides support for ecologists in Africa to carry out innovative ecological research.

29. Aspire Institute – Aspire Leaders Program 2022.


Since its inception in 2017, the Aspire leaders program has transformed the lives of students globally by identifying and nurturing Hidden pools of talent to cultivate a dynamic network of future leaders.

This program provides an array of educational resources and courses delivered by Harvard faculty and other leading academic institutions.
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30. Eisenhower Fellowships Global Program 2022 (Fully-funded to the United States).


In fall 2022, Eisenhower Fellowships will assemble a diverse group of visionaries from across the globe and invite them to the United States for a unique five-week program with both in-person and virtual components.

Fellows will develop a project, foster professional relationships and launch dynamic, concrete collaborations with their American counterparts, their cohort and the prestigious EF network of over 2500 Fellows from 115 countries.

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