Aspire Coronation Trust Foundation, established in 2016, is a grant-making organization that has a primary mission to support non-profit and social enterprise organizations operating at local, national, and regional levels throughout Africa. These organizations work to tackle challenges and vulnerabilities in the region.

How to Apply for Aspire Coronation Trust Grant 2024
How to Apply for Aspire Coronation Trust Grant 2024

Aspire Coronation Trust Foundation is dedicated to promoting high-impact, sustainable initiatives that offer innovative solutions to social, economic, and environmental issues in Africa.

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Their vision centers around leveraging relationships to create effective social impact solutions across the continent. Their overarching goal is to cultivate sustainable societies by supporting initiatives that unlock potential and empower beneficiaries.

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Key Areas of Focus

Health: Aligned with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3, Aspire Coronation Trust Foundation is committed to ensuring health and well-being, especially for marginalized and vulnerable groups. They believe that promoting healthy lives empowers individuals to break the cycle of poverty and become productive members of society. Aspire Coronation Trust Foundation backs a range of programs and initiatives that provide inventive and lasting solutions in areas such as Maternal and Child Health and Non-communicable Diseases.

Environment:  Aspire Coronation Trust Foundation acknowledges the global concerns of climate change, air and water pollution, soil erosion, and land and forest degradation, as these challenges impede sustainable development. They actively support initiatives that promote access, availability, and sustainable management of water and sanitation, create inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable cities and human settlements, and take urgent action to combat climate change in line with SDG Goals 6, 11, and 13. Their programs focus on Integrated Waste Management, Access to Safe Drinking Water, and Climate Action.

Leadership:  Aspire Coronation Trust Foundation seeks to nurture a new generation of credible, accountable, and ethical leaders who will drive initiatives promoting effective and sustainable economic and human development. Their emphasis is on developing individuals, particularly young people and women, in areas of good governance, economic development, and organizational and professional growth. Their support extends to initiatives aimed at Youth Leadership, Thought Leadership, and National Development.

Entrepreneurship:  Aspire Coronation Trust Foundation recognizes the importance of Sustainable Development Goal 8, which emphasizes sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, productive employment, and decent work for all. Entrepreneurship plays a vital role in achieving these goals by contributing to resilient infrastructure, inclusive industrialization, and innovation. Africa’s growth necessitates support for entrepreneurship to provide access to goods and services, promote economic growth, and positively impact underserved communities. Their entrepreneurship initiatives aim to enhance livelihoods, generate income, and reduce poverty, with a focus on Acquiring Vocational and Digital Skills and Promoting Financial Literacy and Inclusion.

Eligibility Requirements

Organizations seeking Aspire Coronation Trust Foundation grants must meet the following criteria:

  • Align with Aspire Coronation Trust Foundation’s focus areas of Health, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, or Environment.
  • Be legally registered within an African country for at least two years.
  • Hold non-profit status, with funding directed towards initiatives that are not for profit if applying as a social enterprise.
  • Demonstrate a strong governance structure, including details of the board of directors in the registration documents.
  • Show evidence of other sources of funding.
  • Employ a minimum of three part-time or full-time paid individuals.
  • Directly manage the project without acting as an intermediary.
  • Implement the program or initiative within Africa.


Application Process

Successful applicants will receive invitations to submit comprehensive proposals with detailed budgets for their grant requests. Proposals must include a robust monitoring and evaluation plan as well as a sustainability plan. After a rigorous review by independent consultants, the final selection of proposals will lead to formal notifications to organizations, followed by interviews and physical visits.

Application Deadline: November 10, 2023