Local organizations based in West Africa can apply for funding.
The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is accepting proposals to support initiatives in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, São Tome and Príncipe and Togo.
Possible target areas include journalism, justice reform and the rule of law, the democratic practice and more. Proposals must promote investigative journalism and free, quality and independent media.
The amount of funding varies. In the event that OSIWA cannot fund the entire project budget, it may choose to fund part of it and request the grant seeker to source for the outstanding balance.
For more information, please visit www.osiwa.org