Stem van Afrika (SvA) is a Dutch foundation that supports community-based media in Africa. The foundation was established in 1962 by Dutch broadcasters convinced that community radio can make a major contribution to the emancipation of people. SvA is inviting community, local, and associative radio stations, community and associative radio networks, and African organisations developing support programmes to local and community radio stations in Africa to apply for funding. The call for proposals seeks to support projects intending to reinforce the community radio landscape in Africa. Proposed projects must be designed to support a community radio/community initiative, be innovative and/or related to training, and be non-denominational in content and outreach.

SvA will consider projects and programmes if they are related to at least one of the following categories:

  • programme formats;
  • "target" groups;
  • thematic issues;
  • training;
  • technology; and
  • sustainability.

Click here for more information about the funding.

Deadline Date
Deadline Date: 
February 28, 2010
Application Info: 

Applications are accepted in English, French, or Portuguese.

How to apply:

  • Applicants should use the standard project application form [MS Word format] provided by SvA, available on the SvA website.
  • Project applications may be submitted as attachment by email and sent to
  • Applications including the purchase of equipment should be submitted with pro-forma invoices.
  • Applicants, please note: the more concise and logical the project proposal, the fewer inquiries are necessary later on. This shortens the process of decision making.

Click here to download the application form in MS Word.


TRRAACE Electronic Newsletter N° 116 - January 17 2010; and Stem van Afrika website on February 3 2010.