Civil Society

Closing on 11 April 2021


Kathekon is poised to close the gap in funding for civil society organizations currently carrying on work at the grassroots level in the following thematic areas.


In addition to meeting the minimum requirements, you will need to download and fill the document below and submit it with your application.

Thematic Areas

  • Free Speech - Being a fundamental right in every democratic society, our goal is to promote free speech in Nigeria. To do this, we aim to partner with organizations working to ensure that citizens have the right and opportunity to speak freely both online and offline.

  • Environmental protection- Kathekon seeks to help environmentalists and CSOs working in the environmental space with their work to prevent our ecosystem from further degradation.

  • Internet Governance- Kathekon supports the efforts of organizations focused on more inclusive and diverse participation in internet governance discussions. We prioritize organizations working at the grassroots level, especially in rural communities. A cross-cutting issue in our thematic areas is to promote the empowerment of women as well as enhancing their participation.


  • Be a registered civil society organization
  • Have a minimum of 3 years’ experience and expertise in our grant area
  • Track record: an experience of work at the grassroots level
  • Be creative and innovative
  • Provide realistic goals and have measurement tools for gauging the effectiveness of funded projects.
  • Be able to contribute resource (either in cash or in-kind)