Capacity Building Fund


This fund is dedicated to supporting training and skills acquisition along the entire value chain of the Nigerian movie industry. Grants are given to existing practitioners for short, intensive training courses in Nigeria and/or abroad. Grants are also given to existing public and private training institutions that wish to adhere to global best practices by improving the reach and effectiveness of their training programs through upgrade of existing facilities, procurement of equipment and development of curricula.


Guidelines


This Guideline is for both Individuals and Institutions. You should first go through the guidelines before attempting to fill the forms presented on the Capacity Building Fund Page.



This fund is dedicated to training and skills acquisition for Nollywood Practitioners in all competencies along the entire value chain of Nigeria's movie industry such as Scriptwriting, Directing, Production and Production Design, Special Effects, Lighting, Sound, HD Techniques, Acting, Cinematography, Make-Up, Editing, etc.

Training grants are for short, intensive, training courses in Nigeria. However, a limited number of grants for courses outside the country may be available. Please note, that grants are not intended to support University degree programs.


The Fund is open for applications from July 2013 to December 2013. Courses commencing after 31st December are eligible provided the application is received before 31st December 2013.


Grants are targeted at existing practitioners in the industry.


Guidelines for Applications


  • Applicants must be Nigerian
  • Proof of address (e.g. utility bills, etc.)
  • Applicants must have a valid e-mail address
  • Applicants must submit:
    • Filled online application form in all its parts
    • Scanned passport photograph
    • Proof of being an industry practitioner (e.g., online reel, membership to a recognised and relevant guild or association, etc.)
    • A CV detailing employment History (whether paid or unpaid)
    • Valid identity document (national ID, international passport, national driving license)
    • Scanned admission letter from relevant training institute specifying training tuition. The letter must include valid contact details for verification. Please note the training institute must have been in existence before 1st January 2013 and must be reputable with proven track record
    • Courses applied for must not be longer than 9 months in duration.
  • Applicants whose online submission is successful shall be notified by email and - where applicable - invited for interview
  • Tuition fees shall be paid directly to the training institute after a success at the review stage (and where recommended by the panel an interview stage) where verification of all requested documentation will be assessed. Please note that tuition fees shall be processed only after confirmation email of success at the review - and where applicable interview stage is acknowledged - and a response received by the candidate.
  • Successful applicants will be selected on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Please note that applicants who fail to attend or complete their courses will be asked to refund the tuition (this will be reflected in an MoU).
  • Successful candidates must fill the training evaluation form provided within 5 days of completion of the course.
  • Please note: Applications from training institutions are invalid and shall not be considered. Public and private training institutes in existence prior to 1st January 2013 may, encourage candidates who have been admitted on one of their courses but need financial assistance, to apply to the Project ACT - Capacity Building Fund.
  • Applicants for training/certification in technical activities (e.g. editing, cinematography, lighting, sound, etc.) are strongly encouraged.

Application Process


  1. Check eligibility for application on the website
  2. Register on website by completing registration form
  3. Check the email account used to register (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
  4. Obtain login details
  5. Complete application form on the website
  6. Click SAVE to edit later; Click SUBMIT to send application

All applications will receive a response within two (2) weeks of submission



To give grants to existing Nigerian-owned private institutes that offer training courses, programs, and technical certification in the movie industry.


The capacity building grant may be used to upgrade existing facilities, procure equipment and develop internal capacity to offer a set of courses/training programs, which address key skills gap.


The institutes must show proof that they were registered before 1st January 2013 and be competent enough to train according to global best practices (including for organizations partnering with training programs from reputable international film institutions) on a sustainable basis.


The Fund is open for applications from July 2013 to December 2013. Courses commencing after 31st December are eligible provided the application is received before 31st December 2013.


Guidelines for Applications


  • Institutes must be registered in Nigeria with the clear mandate to impart knowledge in filmmaking (CAC registration and Articles of Memoranda)
  • Proof of address (e.g. utility bills, etc.)
  • Applications must have a valid e-mail address
  • Institutes must submit:
    • Filled online application form in all its parts
    • Valid website address where information on courses, technical team and track record can be accessed
    • Proof of training track record (e.g., online videos, awards of training excellence, information on the number of trainees per year, etc.)
    • Valid identity document (national ID, international passport, national driving license) of the proprietor.
    • A short description (2 page maximum) about how the requested grant will be deployed and how its deployment expects to increase and improve the value of training and the sustainability of the business.
  • Applicants whose online submission is successful shall be notified by email and - where applicable - invited for interview
  • Grants shall be paid directly to the training institute after a success at the review and eventual interview stage where verification of all requested documentation will be assessed and where necessary, a team from the Project office will visit the training institution.
  • Please note that grants shall be processed only after confirmation email of success at the review and where applicable interview stage is acknowledged and a response received by the applicant. Grants are paid into a valid Nigerian bank account only.
  • Successful applicants will be selected on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Please note that applicants who fail to prove they deployed the grant for the intended purpose will be asked for a refund (this will be reflected in an MoU). Project ACT must be invited to review the facilities towards which the grant was deployed.
  • Successful candidates must fill the evaluation form provided within 3 months from the completion of the grant's deployment and state and measure the grant's impact clearly.
  • Please note: Applications from government-owned training institutions are invalid and shall not be considered. This is because other public funds are targeting such institutions and Project ACT wishes to avoid duplication. Only privately-owned training institutes in existence prior to 1st January 2013 and with proven track record are eligible to apply to the Project ACT - Capacity Building Fund.

Application Process


  1. Check eligibility for application on the website
  2. Register on website by completing registration form
  3. Check the email account used to register (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
  4. Obtain login details
  5. Complete application form on the website
  6. Click SAVE to edit later; Click SUBMIT to send application

All applications will receive a response within two (2) weeks of submission





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