Applications are now open for the 2024 ACT Foundation’s Changemakers Innovation Challenge. The Changemakers Innovation Challenge was conceived by ACT Foundation as a response to the impressive work of community non-profits and social enterprises in Africa that leverage technology and digital tools to create social change within their communities. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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. 
  • Organisations must submit social innovations that address challenges in alignment with any of the SDG Goals Click here for more insights on the SDGs
  • Organisations that have been awarded funding as winners of the Changemakers Innovation Challenge in the past are not eligible.
  • Non-profits or social enterprises must be registered with the government agency in charge of organizations’ registry in their respective countries.
  • 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.
  • Organizations must have been in existence for at least two years.
  • 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
  • All social innovations must have been implemented within the past two years. PILOT INNOVATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. 


  • The challenge is open to non-profits, social enterprises and businesses across Africa that are utilizing various technological and digital tools to develop innovative social solutions.
  • Grant funding will be awarded to the top three (3) winners of the Changemakers Innovation Challenge, facilitating  the scaling of their innovative solutions across different communities. 
  • Furthermore, technical support in form of either software, hardware or capacity-building training will be provided to selected finalists as applicable.


  • Entry for the Changemakers Innovation Challenge opens on Monday, 24th June 2024 and closes Friday, 12th July 2024. Late entries will not be considered.
  • Only one entry will be accepted per organization. Once an entry has been submitted, no further changes will be accepted.
  • All entries for this challenge must be submitted in English.
  • No entry fee, purchase or payment of any kind is required to apply.
  • 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.
  • Winners will be announced and awarded at the annual ACT Foundation Breakfast Dialogue which is scheduled to hold in October 2024. For more details, visit

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Application Deadline: July 12th, 2024.