Across the world, there are currently 114 million young people lacking literacy skills.
The Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation Literacy Fund is open for applications and proposals from organisations working or based in Sub-Saharan Africa, undertaking projects to increase literacy levels in young people.
Schools, colleges, and educational organisations in The Gambia are invited to apply for a grant of up to £2,500 GBP.
Literacy is the pathway to a better quality of life. It has the power to improve health and diminish poverty for individuals, families and communities, and is fundamental to economic and social progress.
The Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation wants to help ensure global literacy levels continue to rise, partnering with organisations in the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa to provide opportunities which allow young people to fall in love with reading and writing.
The Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation
Type of projects: projects to increase literacy levels in young people
Location: sub-Saharan Africa
Eligibility: UK and sub-Saharan African organisations
Grant size: up to £2500
Closing date: 21 September 2017
Follow the link for more information on how to apply for literacy grants & educational funding