Muchinga Partnerships Diamond Development Initiatives (DDI – Nigeria)

Call for Proposal Deadline: September 28, 2021

Muchinga Partnerships and its Nigeria Partner, Diamond Development Initiatives (DDI) are soliciting applications from small enterprises to support them to profitably expand and scale and provide grassroots social benefits including income and jobs to low-income communities and individuals. The funding is up to a maximum of $5,000 (U.S.) to be focused on a piece of equipment or other items that will unlock significant growth for the organization.

  1. The application form can be viewed and downloadedHERE
    2. Applications should be submitted by e-mail The submission deadline for applications is September 28, 2021. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  2. A funding of up to $5,000 (U.S.) for:
  3. A small organization that has a track record of successful operations and a proven concept. No start-up will be considered. The applicant must be a for-profit organization.
  4. The funding is to be focused on a small piece of equipment or other items that will unlock significant growth for the organization.

c, The purpose is for the organization to significantly increase their sales and income and increase their benefits to low-income people.

d, The application must clearly and succinctly state what the funds are to be used for and why they are important.

  1. Specific Outcomes/Impact on low-income people/grassroots populations social benefits including jobs, income to grassroots, etc.E.G. Six months after the start of the project, purchases of crops from low-income people will be greater than $5,000 within the third three-month period. And/or three full-time jobs will be created. Application must clearly show how and why this will happen.

f, Any benefits to women, youth, people with disabilities and that include peace-building activities should be noted.

  1. The organization must bring matching funds equal or greater than the requested funding. In-kind contributions are acceptable. All contributions must be verified.
  2. The applying organization or its project should be located within 200 kilometers of Abuja.
  3. In addition to the above, applications are reviewed for the following criteria:

Does the proposal have a viable business model that leads to growth and impact?

What are the direct, measurable impacts on low-income, grassroots Africans?

The impacts for low-income people to include such things as income (from purchases from low-income farmers for example), jobs and/or other similar direct benefits.

Does the application show that this level of support will help unlock pathways to growth and profitability and more social impact?

What are the exact outcomes/deliverables from the funding? E.g., Projected increased sales and why those sales will be achieved. No applications will be accepted after midnight, September 28.

  1. The applications must be submitted by email.  There will not be an opportunity to ask questions of Muchinga and DDI during the application process.