CSO Grant Fund

The Justice For All Civil Society Organisation (CSO) Grants Fund gives CSOs in the justice sector access to funds. CSOs may be eligible for a grant if it will strengthen their capacity to function effectively and enhance the quality, availability and coverage of the justice services they provide.

Our grant fund aims to support CSOs to:

  • Give justice users or the ‘demand-side’ a ‘voice’ on how justice is delivered
  • Assist users to hold justice service providers accountable
  • Provide services that are not otherwise available or are not of the appropriate quality, quantity or type

Grants are available to any CSO active in the justice sector at the federal level or in any of the J4A focal states (FCT, Enugu, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Lagos and Niger). Whilst any aspect of justice delivery may be supported by a grant, priority will be given to proposals that align closely with main J4A activity areas.

Priority areas of work

We are keen to support projects in the following areas:

  • Initiatives that address inequality or gender-based prejudice in the justice delivery system
  • Pro-poor initiatives, especially those that focus on giving poor people access to the same justice services and rights as wealthy people
  • Crime / Dispute prevention initiatives, particularly those that aim to prevent conflicts arising
  • Projects that involve coalitions of CSOs working in partnership with each other and / or mainstream justice service providers to encourage improved coordination and networking

How can I find out more?

We have developed a CSO Grant Manual to outline eligibility requirements, the application process and the procedures for managing grants. All grant fund applications must follow the procedures and formats specified in the manual.

For further information, email info@j4a-nigeria.org