Funding Guidelines
Project Areas

The MTN Uganda Foundation Funding Criteria

Projects considered should fulfill a selection criteria dependent on:

We WILL only consider projects that;

  • Are in line with the MTN foundations’ vision, mission and objectives.
  • Show a clear statement of intent. 
  • Have demonstrative support from project beneficiaries- that is the community it is located in or intends to support. 
  • Have done preliminary feasibility study, which supports such a project. 
  • Contain a core Ugandan/African subject. 
  • Are non-profit orientated.
We WILL NOT consider projects under categories below;
  • Start up and general organizational costs.
  • Buildings, physical infrastructure and or equipment that is not part of a Sponsorship project. 
  • Donations to individuals. 
  • Payment of School Fees. 
  • Tours, overseas trips, transport, conferences and seminars. 
  • Projects initiated by or benefiting commercial organizations. 
  • Projects whose research/content/scope falls outside Uganda. 
  • Projects whose beneficiaries are outside Uganda. 
  • Projects that benefit one group. 
  • Projects that are political, partisan, tribal or racist.
How We Operate

Applicants may tender their proposals at any point during the course of the year. However the executive committee will sit to consider applications quarterly and those received at that point will be considered.
Assessments of the funding proposal may include a visit to the project by the executive committee.
Once a successful assessment has been completed, the shortlist of possible projects will be forwarded to the MTN Foundation Board for consideration and only considered and shortlisted project applicants will be contacted.
The MTN Foundation Board of trustees shall consider the requests and take a decision on which ones will be funded by the foundation.

If successful, the applying organisation will be expected to maintain regular contact with MTN Uganda.

The following will be expected:
  • A signed contract with the MTN Uganda Foundation.
  • Management reports. 
  • Financial reports on funds allocated and an accountability for the funds. 
  • Developmental decisions. 
  • Changes in address, contact numbers or email. 
  • Changes in management compliment. 
  • Acknowledgement of both our funding and partnership in all publicity and publicity material relating to the project on the basis of the contractual agreement The MTN logo should appear in/on all published/publicity material and at all public events relating to the project. 
  • Exclusive merchandising rights at all events and functions that are associated with the sponsored project. Should the MTN Foundation identify a secondary sponsor then the merchandising will be shared between the secondary sponsor and MTN Foundation on the basis of their contribution to that particular project although MTN Foundation shall retain the final decision on the merchandising space allocation in respect of the secondary sponsor of a particular project. 
  • A final report which would include a summary of the entire project and a detailed financial report.
NB: The decisions of the Executive committee will also be guided by the following;
  • The need to have a project in at least each of the streams.
  • To have a project in each region. 
  • Strike a balance between communities helped e.g women, children, youth etc.
Format for applications
  • Only standard project proposal templates containing a background and detailed description of project content, scope, intended beneficiaries and requirement will be considered.
  • The application should be in English, clear and articulate. 
List of requirements

Shortlisted projects may be required to submit the below;
  • Individuals applying in their personal capacity must submit two referrals from recognized authorities in their field.
  • Copy of Company Registration, Certificate of Incorporation, Company Profile if applicable. 
  • A breakdown of the financial statements or budget of the intend project, which must include a list of other sponsors and amounts granted for previous and current year sponsorships, if applicable. 
  • Documentary proof of other collaborating sponsors, if applicable. 
  • Copy of independent evaluation of your organisation, if one has been done. 
  • A CV /fact sheet of the applicant/applying organisation