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Actis Acts has a broad mandate to provide funding to a variety of themes, including but not limited to education, gender, skills development, entrepreneurship, capacity building, health, environment, financial inclusion and provision of essential infrastructure.

Actis Acts will provide grants for:

  • Charitable activities linked to Actis investee companies
  • Partnerships with charities operating in Actis countries 
  • Local charities nominated by Actis offices

All merits of each project will be taken into consideration before an award is granted. The key selection criteria include the below five dimensions, which help guide our understanding of a project’s impact on society and the environment. 


What outcome does the effect relate to, and how important are they to the people or environment experiencing it? What is the overall desired impact outcome? 

How much?

How much of the effect occurs in the time period, and are the benefits sustainable and/or scalable? Is the impact marginal or deep, short term or long term, benefiting a few or many?


Who experiences the effect, and how underserved? Are they in relation to the outcome?


How does the effect compare and contribute to what is likely to occur anyway (i.e., does Actis Acts’ contribution provide additionality)?


Which risk factors are material, and how likely is the effect to be different from expectations?

If you would like to apply for funding please contact Roxanne Franks.