The HIVOS Culture Fund is a great source of funding for African projects that fall within their remit. There are several levels of support available. You need to check out their site and look in detail at the criteria before you apply.
About the Fund
The Hivos Culture Fund, set up in 1995, supports independent artistic initiatives in developing countries that are accessible for a wide audience and have national and international appeal. The Hivos Culture Fund works in such areas as production, exchange, marketing, distribution, and capability increase.
Applicant organisations need to operate in Hivos countries or regions, they should be a secular organisation and a non-governmental organisation (NGO). Country locations funded in 2009 include among others Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
More information and how to apply
Hivos operates a rolling deadline. Check out their website: The Hivos Culture Fund
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