The following information related specifically to the “Karibu New Realities Grant” (KNRG) – a pilot project that is distinct from Karibu’s regular grantmaking operations.

Applications are now closed for Cycle 1.

More information about Cycle 2 will be released in 2023.

The “Karibu New Realities Grant” (KNRG)” – an African-led and co-designed grantmaking pilot project within the Karibu Foundation – accepted concept notes for ongoing or emerging projects in Sub-Saharan Africa with start date of 1st January 2023.

The project’s “Core Group” (made up of primarily African activists and civil society members) is looking to support grassroots networks, formations and/or organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa who are undertaking imaginative initiatives that strengthen and add new dimensions to the collective struggle for systemic justice. This is specifically related to the economic, socio-cultural, political, and ecological crises we face.

We are aiming to support groups of change-agents in Sub-Saharan Africa who have bold, innovative, forward-thinking, and “constructive troublemaking” ideas that disrupt the status quo of injustices that the continent and our world are currently facing.


We are no longer accepting applications for this cycle. Applications for Cycle 1 of the program were accepted until August 15th, 2022.

All applications (from all regions) should now follow Karibu’s standard grantmaking procedures

More information about Cycle 2 will be released in 2023.

Did you apply for a KNRG grant?

If you applied for a KNRG grant and are waiting for a response, please read the information packet for details about response. You can also follow this timeline:

  • Application deadline: August 15, 2022
  • The “Core Group” will meet in mid-September in order to determine a short-list of applications that may be relevant to support.  
  • Those that are short-listed will be contacted will be contacted in early October 2022 with an invitation to a discussion about the project.   Please note:  Being short-listed does not guarantee a grant. 
  • Final decisions on grants will be made in November 2022.
  • Funds will be released in December 2022 or January 2023

All applications are expected to be informed on the decision about their application by late November 2022.


We encourage you to carefully read our “Frequently Asked Questions” and read carefully the “Information Packet”.

You can view our 1-hour Informational Webinar that was held on Thursday, July 28th. The video can be found here.

For general questions, you can send us an email at

You can also send a short “WhatsApp” message to +47 906 35 204.

Given the large amount of emails and messages that Karibu receives, however, we cannot guarantee that we can respond to all inquires about individual projects.