Latest Grants and Resources for Child Rights

The latest grants, fellowships and other resources to work for the betterment of children and protection of child rights.

DHHS/ACF: State and Tribal Indian Child Welfare Act Implementation Partnership Grants

Deadline: 22 June 2016

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), agency of Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is seeking applications from eligible entities to fund for State and Tribal Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Implementation Partnership Grants program.

The purpose is to support the creation of effective practice model partnerships between state courts and/or Court Improvement Program, state public child welfare agency and a tribe, group of tribes, or tribal consortia, including both the tribal child welfare agency and tribal court for effective implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Funding Information: Estimated total program funding is $1,400,000.

Eligible Criteria

  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Special district governments
  • State governments
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • County governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Others
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • City or township governments
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Private institutions of higher education

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit State and Tribal Indian Child Welfare Act.

UNITAID Call for Proposals: Scale-up of better TB treatment in children

Deadline: 24 June 2016

United Nations UNITAID has currently announced its new Call for Proposals for the area of intervention- ‘Scale-up of better TB treatment in children’.

Through calls for proposals, UNITAID seeks new ideas that enable organizations and governments to scale up their responses to health challenges. After rigorous analysis and vetting, UNITAID funds the best proposals that offer value for money and potential for real global-health impact.

The programme may support the following works:

  • Facilitate adoption of new medicines to displace current suboptimal treatment
    • Work to incorporate the new formulations into countries’ TB strategies, supply planning, forecasting and treatment protocols; accelerate regulatory approval and registration of new products in-country, where required.
  • Expand access to better TB medicines to reach more children in need
    • Support integrated delivery approaches to reach more children with TB, for example by: leveraging active case-finding strategies; developing and piloting innovative methods of demand generation and integration of TB into other health care services for children, including private sector; developing innovative approaches or strategies to improve detection or reporting of TB in children (including application of diagnostic tools and strategies in innovative ways), with a focus on approaches that could be implemented within the next two years.

Themes

Under this call, UNITAID is soliciting proposals to address market-specific challenges, with a view to improving the health of this market on the following dimensions:

  • Demand and adoption: i.e., countries, programmes, providers, and end users rapidly introduce and adopt the most cost-effective products within their local context; and
  • Delivery: i.e., supply chain systems (including quantification, procurement, storage, and distribution) function effectively to ensure that products reach end users in a reliable and timely way.

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant(s) can be:

  • A public or private entity / institution / organization around the world; or
  • A consortium: a group of public and/or private entities / institutions / organizations with one entity / institution or organization acting as the Lead Organization (“LO”).

How to Apply

Applicants are required to submit their proposals including all the following annexes:

  • Proposal form;
  • Annex 1: Log frame;
  • Annex 2: Timeline GANTT chart;
  • Annex 3: Budget details;
  • Annex 4: Organizational details and CVs of key team members;
  • Annex 5: Support Letters (not mandatory);
  • Annex 6: Declaration of relevant interest;
  • Annex 7: Applicable ethics, anti-discrimination and environmental policies;
  • Annex 8: Declaration regarding tobacco entities.

The proposals must be submitted electronically via email.

For more information, please visit UNITAID.

CODESRIA’s International Conference Addressing Psychosocial Disorders in Children and Youth in Africa

Deadline: 10 April 2016

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is currently inviting the researchers for its programmes on Health of the Child and Youth, aiming at encouraging and developing research in the areas of health, child, and youth in Africa. For 2016, an international conference will be held on the theme: “Children and Adolescents in Africa in the midst of Psychosocial Disorders.”

With an urgent and compelling need to raise the issue of psychosocial trauma affecting children and adolescents this questioning should go beyond such wars which are exceptional situations that tend to normalize various forms of violent and lethal experiments in which children are involved.

The conference will be held from 19-21 October 2016 at Niamey, Niger.

Themes

The following are some of the themes the conference will be addressing:

  1. Trauma, armed conflicts and sexual violence against minors ;
  2. Pathological careers of children who are exposed to drug issues ;
  3. Dealing with children’s and adolescents’ psychosocial disorders by states and societies: public and private modes of enmity ;
  4. Care and support for minors suffering from mental disorders ;
  5. Cultural representations of psychosocial disorders among children and adolescents;
  6. Mental health of children seeking refuge from war ;
  7. Children and adolescents in the midst of school violence ;
  8. Children and adolescents in the midst of family violence (incest, corporal punishment, etc.).

Eligibility Criteria

  • Researchers from around the world are eligible to participate;
  • Works that adopt a multidisciplinary approach will be privileged.

How to Apply

  • Participants must submit a 300-word abstract and a CV via email.
  • All documents should be sent in Word format.

For more information, please visit CODESRIA.

USAID/SA: Botswana Comprehensive Care and Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Deadline: 18 March 2016

The United States Agency for International Development Southern Africa (USAID/SA) is seeking applications from organizations to fund a program entitled “Botswana Comprehensive Care and Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children” to strengthen community agency to seek, support and provide HIV/AIDS related services to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and their family members.

With this cooperative agreement, USAID Botswana Health Office intends to contribute to Botswana’s commitments towards the realization of zero new infections, zero AIDS related deaths and zero discrimination especially as they relate to the project’s target groups.

Targeted Population

  • Vulnerable adolescent girls and young women at high risk of HIV acquisition
  • Children and adolescents living with HIV
  • HIV-exposed infants, especially from young mothers

Grant Information: Subject to funding availability, USAID intends to provide $12,300,000 in total USAID funding over a five-year period.

Expected Outcomes

  • Strengthen households and community structures to support OVC
  • Increased uptake of HIV prevention, care and treatment services among OVC households
  • Improve policy implementation for delivery of coordinated quality social services

Eligibility Criteria

  • U.S. and non-US organizations may participate. These may include Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs), Public International Organizations (PIOs), local nongovernmental organizations, faith-based organizations (FBOs), universities, foundations, for profit entities and others.
  • USAID welcomes applications from organizations which have not previously received financial assistance from USAID.
  • Applicants must have established financial management, monitoring and evaluation processes, internal control systems, and policies and procedures that comply with established U.S. Government standards, laws, and regulations.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit their application forms electronically via mail at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Botswana Comprehensive Care and Support.

Ella George Children’s Foundation Grant for Education and Literacy

Deadline: Ongoing

The Ella George Children’s Foundation (EGCF) is accepting applications from U.S. based organizations running projects domestically and internationally with its core program area of Education and Literacy.

EGCF is a private, non-profit foundation. The foundation partners with non-profit organizations, supporting initiatives and programs that enhance the lives of children with positive and measurable outcomes. EGCF believes that in order to advance the well-being of underserved children, it is fundamental to strengthen both educational access and the quality of resources at various ages of development.

Priorities

  • Education and Literacy
  • Microfinance and Microenterprise
  • Early Childhood and Youth Empowerment
  • Sustainable Environmental Health

Grant Information

EGCF provides grants with a range of: $1,000 to $15,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • All organizations, whether working domestically or abroad, must be a US 501(c)(3) organization.
  • Eligible organizations should have a current focus on developing world countries.

How to Apply

  • Interested applicants can submit their proposals online via website, given at the end.
  • Organizations should include:
    • Employer Identification Number to verify non-profit status.
    • Purpose and history of organization
    • Summary goals and objectives of the project for which funding is being sought
    • Current status of the project
    • Project budget with amount requested

Note: There are no formal deadlines to apply for funding. EGCF currently accepts applications on an ongoing basis.

For more information, please visit EGCF Grant.

Protecting Children from Abuse including Children without Appropriate Care in Uganda: Call for Proposals

Deadline: 16 November 2015

Terre des Hommes Netherlands is inviting non-governmental organizations in Uganda for its new call titiled “Protecting Children from Abuse including Children without Appropriate Care in Central, East and Northern Regions of Uganda”

Uganda is a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child (CRC) and to the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, both of which state that every child shall be entitled to the enjoyment of parental care and protection and shall, whenever possible, have the right to reside with his or her parents.

Children need and have a right to be cared for by their parents and to grow up in a family environment. Unfortunately however, the use of institutions to replace family care of children remains a major response to poverty or family breakdown. In numerous countries, including in East Africa, there are limited mechanisms in place to ensure the most appropriate placements, encourage and support guardianship and adoption arrangements, and to provide support and monitoring for foster families.

The initial planned duration of a project should be 33 months, starting on 1 April 2016.

Objectives

  • Children at risk of child abuse including in CCIs /and children who are victims of child abuse access appropriate support services
  • Families and communities protect children from child abuse including in CCIs and prevention of family separation
  • Government protects children from child abuse including in CCIs and promotes family strengthening to prevent separation by making or reviewing and adequately implementing laws and policies
  • Law enforcement agencies convict abusers of children and deinstitutionalise children
  • Civil society organisations protect the rights and best interest of children (specifically children vulnerable to child abuse)
  • Private sector contributes to the wellbeing of children vulnerable to child abuse

Strategies

  • Children vulnerable to child abuse including in CCIs and family separation and exploitation are safeguarded/protected and are provided with access to legal aid
  • Safe child reintegration into the community (including local adoption and fostering), with children enrolled in education or having income generating activities
  • Child protection actors are trained to protect children, coordinate with other government departments, CSOs and the private sector to strengthen child protection referral systems
  • Technical and other support is provided for the effective operationalisation of the Alternative Care Unit (ACU) at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) and the district Probation and Social Welfare Departments for effective implementation of the national AC framework
  • Awareness creation and dialogue with families and communities to prevent unnecessary placements of children in care institutions, participate in child protection and provision of social services

Eligibility Criteria

  • TdH-NL is inviting non-governmental organisations (NGOs or CSOs) with the required framework to submit a full proposal.
  • This call is open to organisations to apply independently as well as in a consortium / in partnership (i.e. more than one applicant). If an application is made as a consortium, the applicant should as the consortium lead clearly state how the project will be managed and should indicate a clear role for each partner.
  • The following areas in Uganda are eligible for funding: Central, East and Northern Regions.
  • Applicant as well as (if applicable) co-applicants need to be fully registered in the country of implementation
  • Applicant as well as (if applicable) co-applicants need to demonstrate a successful track record in promoting Alternative Care and addressing child abuse
  • The proposal needs to show a coherent programmatic approach
  • The proposed project needs to be based on the Theory of Change with related outcomes

How to Apply

Interested applicants must send their proposals at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit this link.

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Terre des Hommes Netherlands: Ending Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Uganda

Deadline: 16 November 2015

A call for proposals has been issued by Terre des Hommes Netherlands to tackle commercial sexual exploitation of children in Uganda which is an important theme in TdH-NL’s current strategic plan (2011-2015).

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) is one of the Worst Forms of Child Labour that is increasingly becoming a serious problem in Uganda. According to ECPAT studies (2011) the incidents and number of victims of CSEC have increased while at the same time the age at which children get involved in CSEC has decreased. Uganda is a source, transit and destination country for children trafficked for sexual purposes. These children are exploited by bar owners and lodges, while others are promised work in hotels, where they end up being sold to men.

The initial planned duration of a project should be 33 months, starting on 1 April 2016.

Focus Issues

  • the need for reliable and available information on child exploitation from national to district level
  • the need for access and dissemination of information on CSEC
  • education and communication materials especially with information on dangers of child exploitation;
  • low capacity of personnel to handle cases of child exploitation, child abuse, and trafficked persons.

Objectives

  • Children at risk of commercial sexual exploitation and children who are victims of commercial sexual exploitation claim their rights
  • Families and communities protect children from commercial sexual exploitation
  • Government protects children from commercial sexual exploitation by making and adequately implementing laws and policies
  • Law enforcement agencies convict perpetrators of commercial sexual exploitation of children
  • Civil society organisations protect the rights and best interest of children (specifically children vulnerable to commercial sexual exploitation)
  • Private sector contributes to the wellbeing of children vulnerable to or victims of commercial sexual exploitation

Work Strategies

  • Children vulnerable to sexual exploitation participate in awareness raising sessions
  • Sexually exploited children are withdrawn, rehabilitated and reintegrated with their families and communities; e.g. by receiving education and training services and participating in income generating activities
  • Community-based child protection structures are supported and actively take part in protecting children from sexual exploitation
  • Members of judiciary and police staff are trained on child protection and child-friendly interview techniques
  • The private sector is mobilised, sensitised and organised to respond to the problem of commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Kampala and Wakiso

Eligibility Criteria

  • TdH-NL is inviting non-governmental organisations (NGOs or CSOs) with the required framework to submit a full proposal.
  • This call is open to organisations to apply independently as well as in a consortium / in partnership (i.e. more than one applicant). If an application is made as a consortium, the applicant should as the consortium lead clearly state how the project will be managed and should indicate a clear role for each partner.
  • Funding is only granted to national organisations (non INGOs) fully registered in the country of implementation. Any sub granting partners must also be fully registered.
  • The following areas in Uganda are eligible for funding: Kampala and Wakiso.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit their proposals at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit this link.

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Promotion of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR): A Call focusing on Ending Child Marriage and Child Pregnancies in Uganda

Deadline: 16 November 2015

Terre des Hommes Netherlands has marked tackling child abuse and violations of SRHR as an important theme is its current strategic plan and thus has launched a call for proposals for the Promotion of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR): A Call focusing on Ending Child Marriage and Child Pregnancies in Uganda.

Despite the existing legal and policy frameworks in Uganda, there are still high levels of child sexual violence and abuse. For instance, Child Marriage (CM) continues to rob millions of girls around the world of their childhood. It forces them out of education and into a life of poor prospects, with increased risk of violence, abuse, ill health or early death. Police statistics in Uganda show that 21 children are (sexually) abused every day. According to UNICEF’s 2015 report, “State of the World’s Children ̈, national statistics show that 40% of women in Uganda were below the age of 18 at the time of marriage. One in every four girls between 15 and 19 is already a mother or pregnant with her first child in Uganda (UNFPA report).

Concerns

  1. Inadequate resources necessary to support implementation of laws and policies which then translates to poor facilitation of government departments involved in preventing and responding to child protection threats;
  2. Poor staffing of key government departments (e.g. social welfare departments) that are instrumental in monitoring and responding to child abuse;
  3. The low capacity and motivation of duty bearers (police, judiciary and Civil Society Organisations) on preventing and responding to child abuse, child marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM);
  4. At community level, there are weak systematic reporting and referral mechanisms which means children, caregivers and communities might be reluctant to report incidents that happen.

Objectives

  • Children at risk (especially girls) are increasingly aware of their rights and devastating effects of Child Marriage and early pregnancies thus claim their SRHR
  • Children (especially girls) have increased access to quality formal & non formal education and health services
  • Families and communities are increasingly aware of the harmful impact of Child Marriage and early pregnancies thus protect children
  • Government protects children (especially girls) from Child Marriage and prevent violations of SRHR by making or reviewing and adequately implementing laws and policies
  • Law enforcement agencies convict abusers of children
  • Civil society organisations protect the rights and best interest of children
  • The private sector increasingly contributes to ending CM and promoting SRHR

Strategies

  • Advocacy to ensure enforcement of the legislation and operationalisation of related policies on child marriage and child pregnancies
  • Empowerment of children especially girls through school clubs and community groups
  • Service provision for girls/ victims of CM including education/ vocational education/ psycho social support/ support in income generating activities
  • Community-based child protection structures are supported and actively take part in protecting children from CM and early pregnancies
  • Members of judiciary and police staff are trained on child protection and child-friendly interview techniques

Eligibility Criteria

  • TdH-NL is inviting non-governmental organisations (NGOs or CSOs) with the required framework to submit a full proposal. This call is open to organisations to apply independently as well as in a consortium / in partnership (i.e. more than one applicant)
  • The following areas in Uganda are eligible for funding: Central, East and Northern Regions.
  • Applicant as well as (if applicable) co-applicants need to be fully registered in the country of implementation
  • Applicant as well as (if applicable) co-applicants need to demonstrate a successful track record in addressing child abuse and / or violations of SRHR
  • The proposals need to show a coherent programmatic approach
  • The proposed project needs to be based on the Theory of Change with related outcomes.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can submit their proposals at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit this link.

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Call for Proposals: Fighting Trafficking and Unsafe Migration of Children in Uganda

Deadline: 16 November 2015

Fighting trafficking and unsafe migration of children is an important theme under Terre des Hommes Netherlands current strategic plan. The foundation plans to increase its support to comprehensive projects addressing trafficking and unsafe migration of children in Eastern Africa.

Child trafficking mainly happens for the purpose of child labour (mainly domestic, farm labour and increasingly labour in artisanal mines and oilfields), street begging and sexual exploitation. There is both internal and external trafficking.

Uganda is identified not only as a centre for recruitment and transit, but also a destination country for trafficked children. Part of the problem is due to a lack of coordinated responses at local and region level. With the signing of the East African Community (EAC) Customs Union, there is free movement of persons and goods in the region. However, this is not matched with control measures to address the trafficking in persons across the porous borders, which particularly affects children.

Objectives

  • Children at risk of trafficking and unsafe migration and children who are victims of trafficking and unsafe migration claim their rights
  • Families and communities protect children from trafficking and unsafe migration
  • Government protects children from trafficking and unsafe migration by making and adequately implementing laws and policies
  • Law enforcement agencies convict child traffickers
  • Civil society organisations protect the rights and best interest of children (specifically children vulnerable to trafficking and unsafe migration)
  • Private sector contributes to the wellbeing of children vulnerable to or victims of trafficking and unsafe migration

Strategies

  • Children vulnerable to child trafficking and unsafe migration receive and attend educational services within their villages
  • Trafficked children (boys and girls) are intercepted, safeguarded and reintegrated; families of trafficked children participate in income generating activities
  • Community members with children vulnerable to trafficking and unsafe migration participate in awareness raising activities
  • Members of judiciary and police staff are trained on child protection and child-friendly interview techniques
  • The private sector is mobilised, sensitised and organised to respond to the problem of child trafficking and unsafe migration

Eligibility Criteria

  • The following areas in Uganda are eligible for funding: Central, East and North Eastern Regions including key border points
  • TdH-NL is inviting non-governmental organisations (NGOs or CSOs) with the required framework to submit a full proposal.
  • This call is open to organisations to apply independently as well as in a consortium / in partnership (i.e. more than one applicant).
    • Applicant as well as (if applicable) co-applicants need to be fully registered in the country of implementation
    • Applicant as well as (if applicable) co-applicants need to demonstrate a successful track record in addressing child trafficking and unsafe migration of children
    • The proposal needs to show a coherent programmatic approach
    • The proposed project needs to be based on the Theory of Change with related outcomes

 How to Apply

Interested applicants can submit their proposals at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit this link.

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Protecting Children from Abuse and Violations of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR), including CSEC in Tanzania

Deadline: 16 November 2015

Terre des Hommes Netherlands has launched a call for proposals for Protecting Children from Abuse and Violations of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR), including CSEC in Tanzania.

Tanzania’s national figures suggest that more than 70% of children experience one or more forms of physical, sexual or emotional abuse in Tanzania (UNICEF 2009). Nearly 3 out of every 10 females and 1 out of every 7 males reported at least one experience of sexual violence prior to the age of 182 percent of girls between the ages of 13 to 17 reported receiving money or goods in exchange for sex at least once in their lifetime (UNICEF 2011).

The initial planned duration of a project should be 33 months, starting on 1 April 2016.

Objectives

  • Children at risk of child abuse / violations of SRHR and children who are victims of child abuse / violations of SRHR claim their rights
  • Families and communities protect children from child abuse and violations of SRHR
  • Government protects children from child abuse and violations of SRHR by making and adequately implementing laws and policies
  • Law enforcement agencies convict abusers of children
  • Civil society organisations protect the rights and best interest of children (specifically children vulnerable to child abuse / violations of SRHR)
  • Private sector (oil and gas companies) contributes to the wellbeing of children vulnerable to sexual exploitation.

Strategies

  • Children are directly safeguarded/protected from abuse and exploitation and have access to legal aid and youth friendly SRHR services
  • Safe child reintegration of victims of abuse and exploitation into the community, e.g. enrolled in education or have income generating activities
  • Child protection actors are trained to protect children, coordinate with other government departments, CSOs and the private sector to strengthen child protection referral systems
  • Technical input provided in training manuals and child protection regulations for private sector companies in Mtwara under leadership of the Ministry of Social Welfare
  • Awareness creation and dialogue with families and community to participate in child protection and provision of SRHR services.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The following areas in Tanzania are eligible for funding: Mtwara Region, including 7 districts.
  • TdH-NL is inviting non-governmental organisations (NGOs or CSOs) with the required framework to submit a full proposal.
  • This call is open to organisations to apply independently as well as in a consortium / in partnership (i.e. more than one applicant).
    • Applicant as well as (if applicable) co-applicants need to be fully registered in the country of implementation
    • Applicant as well as (if applicable) co-applicants need to demonstrate a successful track record in addressing child abuse and / or violations of SRHR, including CSEC
    • The proposal needs to show a coherent programmatic approach
    • The proposed project needs to be based on the Theory of Change with related outcomes.

 How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit their proposals at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit this link.

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