The Africa Digital Rights Fund (ADRF)
The Africa Digital Rights Fund (ADRF) offers flexible and rapid response grants to select initiatives in Africa to implement activities that advance digital rights, including advocacy, litigation, research, policy analysis, digital literacy and digital security skills building. The ADRF is an initiative of the Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA -

Grant amounts range between US$ 1,000 and US$ 10,000, depending on the need and scope of the proposed intervention. The grant period will not exceed six months.

Eligibility Requirements
- The Fund is open to organisations and coalitions working to advance digital rights in Africa.
- The initiatives to be funded will preferably have formal registration in an African country, but in some circumstances organisations and coalitions that do not have formal registration may be considered. Such organisations need to show evidence that they are operational in a particular African country or countries.
- The activities to be funded must be in/on an African country or countries.

Ineligible Activities
- The Fund shall not fund any activity that does not directly advance digital rights.
- The Fund will not support travel to attend conferences or workshops, except in exceptional circumstances where such travel is directly linked to an activity that is eligible.
- Reimbursements for costs that have already been incurred.
- The Fund shall not provide scholarships.
- Fund recipients are excluded from receiving more than one grant at a time.

Please download the ADRF budget template from this link:

Project Title *
Summary of your proposed activities including objectives and expected outcome (150 words) *
Project Country/Countries *
Duration of the project (months) *
Proposed project start date *
Amount of funding sought (USD) *
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