1. Entry for the Changemakers Innovation Challenge opens on Tuesday, 11th July 2023 and closes Saturday, 5th August 2023. Late entries will not be considered.

2. Only one entry will be accepted per organization. Once an entry has been submitted, no further changes will be accepted.

3. All entries for this challenge must be submitted in English.

4. No entry fee, purchase or payment of any kind is required to apply.

5. Grant funding will be awarded to the top three (3) winners of the Changemakers Innovation Challenge towards the scaling of their innovative solutions across different communities. Technical support will also be awarded as applicable.

6. Winners will be announced and awarded at the annual ACT Foundation Breakfast Dialogue which is scheduled to hold in October 2023. For more details, visit


1. The Changemakers Innovation Challenge is open to non-profits and social enterprises in Africa. Businesses carrying out innovations that lead to social impact may also apply.

2. Organisations must submit social innovations that address challenges within any of the Foundation’s key focus areas;
Environment and
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3. Organisations that have been awarded funding as winners of the Changemakers Innovation Challenge in the past are not eligible.

4. Non-profits or social enterprises must be registered with the government agency in charge of organizations’ registry in their respective countries.

5. All submissions must be innovative solutions that use technology or digital systems as major tools in driving community impact. Evidence of claims must be provided through web links, videos, pictures and any other online presence.

6. Organizations must have been in existence for at least two years.

7. All social innovations must be at the growth stage and must have been tested or implemented on direct beneficiaries. Evidence of claim must be provided through pictures, news releases, etc.

8. All social innovations must have been implemented within the past two years. PILOT INNOVATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

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