Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Comic Relief - International Grants Programme Open to Applications (UK)

Grants are available to UK-registered organisations working in sub-Saharan Africa. Grants are available for work under the following themes: better futures; healthier finances; safer lives; stronger communities; and fairer society.

UK-registered organisations including charitable incorporated organisations, community interest companies limited by guarantee, industrial and provident societies and housing associations are eligible to apply for funding to carry out work in sub-Saharan Africa.
Implementing and Adapting Grants are likely to be for between three and five years and range from £250,000 to £800,000. Grants can be used to test out new approaches or adapt existing approaches. This could include proven approaches being applied in new contexts, or implementing entirely new approaches. Or, it may be about work that has been adapted to changing contexts, or applying what has been learnt from a previous phase of work.
Applicants can select up to three of the following goals for each application submitted:
·         Women aged 15 to 49 years and children under five have improved health.
·         Disadvantaged children and adults gain access to, and attain, a good quality of education.
·         Women and girls are equal and respected members of society.
·         Slum dwellers have an improved quality of life.
·         Children and young people at risk are safer, with greater opportunities to increase their skills and life prospects.
·         People affected by HIV have an improved quality of life.
·         Poor people can improve their income through trade, enterprises and employment.
Funding is available for work that will contribute to the following outcomes:
·         Better Futures - enabling some of the world’s poorest people to gain access to vital services such as health and education.
·         Healthier finances - tackling financial poverty and enabling economic resilience in families and communities, as well as supporting enterprise and employment.
·         Safer lives - reducing violence, abuse and exploitation.
·         Stronger communities - empowering people, organisations and networks to play an effective role in their communities and society, as well as nurturing talent and leadership.
·         Fairer society - helping people overcome inequality and have a say in decisions that affect their lives, whoever and wherever they are.
Proposals for Implementing and Adapting Grants are now being accepted with a deadline of 14 October 2014 (noon).

(Source: Grantfinder)

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