The newly established Africa Transitional Justice Legacy Fund (ATJLF) is excited to announce its first Call for Proposals for funding. Eligible civil society organisations, community based groups and networks of organisations working on transitional justice and human rights issues in Cote d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Mali and northeastern Nigeria are kindly encouraged to apply.
The ATJLF is a three-year grant-making initiative based in Accra, Ghana. It was established by MacArthur Foundation and another US-based private foundation, to provide funding support to community-based organisations, NGOs and survivor-led groups to implement transitional justice projects and initiatives in seven West African countries. The Fund seeks to support organisations with transformative and impactful interventions in transitional justice processes in Africa with a goal to help rebuild communities and (re) activate survivor agency in West Africa.
The Fund will be accepting applications that seek to address issues under the following broad themes. Proposals can cut across the three themes and not necessarily one:
Applications should contain pioneering ideas that seek to promote community-centred and transformational projects that amplify the role of survivors and victims in transitional justice processes in West Africa. Proposed initiatives should be geared towards rebuilding communities, empowering citizens and transforming societies either in conflict, or those emerging from conflicts and dictatorships.
The Fund will be considering applications from 1st August 2019. Applications received by 30th August 2019 will be considered by the ATJLF Secretariat for final decision by the Advisory Committee in October 2019. Applications received after 30th August 2019 will be considered in the 2020 second round of calls for proposals.
The ATJLF will award three (3) categories of grants. Please read the application guidelines for details on the grant amounts and ceilings for each project proposals.
Please submit the completed online application form, together with the budget template and assessment tool. Applications can be submitted in English (Anglophone countries) or French (Francophone countries).