By Ngozi Onyeakusi—Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation has announced the opening of applications for the 2024 Changemakers Innovation Challenge. Themed The theme for this year’s Changemakers Innovation Challenge is “Driving Change With Digital Innovation,” this initiative seeks to empower community non-profit organisations and social enterprises that utilise technological advancements to create grassroots impact and enhance the lives of individuals and communities.

As technology continues to transform the global landscape, it offers unprecedented opportunities for real-time services and improved quality of life. In Africa, the social sector is increasingly adopting digital innovations to address developmental challenges and improve community well-being.

Osayi Alile, Chief Executive Officer of ACT Foundation, emphasised the importance of technological adaptation in Africa’s evolution, saying, “Africa is fast evolving and embracing technology. As changemakers, we must be able to move with the times and adopt innovative digital and technological solutions that address Africa’s challenges in-depth, be it in agriculture, education, health, or empowerment. Technology has proven to aid greater impact, and this Challenge seeks to identify and support nonprofits and social enterprises who are driving social impact through innovative solutions.”

The 2024 Changemakers Innovation Challenge will award grant funding and technical support to the top 3 winners and 10 finalists, enabling them to scale their innovative solutions across targeted communities. Interested organisations can apply at

Applications close on July 12, 2024.

Winners will be announced at ACT Foundation’s 8th Breakfast Dialogue on October 10, 2024.

ACT Foundation is an award-winning Pan-African nonprofit organisation dedicated to addressing challenges and vulnerabilities across the African continent through grant making and capacity building in health, entrepreneurship, environment, and leadership.