Deadline: 15 April 2016
Childhood Foundation yearly invites organizations for its yearly grants. Applications for small grants are accepted throughout the year. Organizations that wish to implement a smaller pilot project are welcome to submit applications for small grants (i.e. up to 20 000 USD). The grant period is 12 months.
- preventive measures targeted towards at-risk children
- new models and innovative approaches of work with the target groups
- projects that take into account child participation
- projects that take into account children’s right to play.
- Projects must target Children who are victims of abuse and exploitation, Families at risk, Children in alternative care, Street children (including children at risk of ending up in any of the mentioned target groups).
- Projects must directly involve and affect children and youth.
- Projects must be implemented in the following countries: Belarus, Cambodia, China, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Nepal, Poland, Russia, Sweden, South Africa, Thailand, Ukraine, Brazil, and Germany.
- Projects must be implemented by a local NGO registered in the country of implementation.
- Applicants must use the application and budget template available on the website.
- Deadlines for project proposals are April 15 and October 15 each year. Applications for small grants (not exceeding 20 000 USD) can be submitted at any time during the year.
- The following topics should be reflected in an application to World Childhood Foundation:
- Background: Short history of organization including previous and ongoing projects.
- Problem definition and stakeholder analysis: Description of the specific problems the project aims to address. If possible, refer to existing research and studies as well
- as national/regional strategies or policies. Also describe what role the project will play in relation to other stakeholders and existing services.
- Target group: Who is the project intended to reach? The target group must be well defined and coincide with Childhoods target groups (länk). How many children will be reached by the project?
- Project objectives: What is the overall objective(s) of the project? What does the project aim to achieve during the project period?
- Activities: Which concrete activities will take place in order to reach the objective(s)? If specific methods are used or will be developed, please indicate so. Please indicate if the methods are based on any particular theory or practice. Describe the skills, experiences and/or formal qualifications of the staff that will carry out the activities.
- Monitoring and evaluation: It is important for us that you already at this stage think about how to assess the progress of the project. The system for monitoring and evaluation should reflect the needs and scope of the project and the main purpose of it is to ensure that lessons learned are used in the further planning of the project . If possible, it is preferable to establish some kind of baseline indicating the current situation for the target group before the project starts. o Child participation: How is the target group involved in planning, implementation and monitoring (feed-back of activities and results) of the project?
- Sustainability: What are your strategies to ensure long-term sustainability of the project (both in terms of funding and long-lasting change for the target group)?
- Risks analysis: What internal and external risks may affect the way the project will be able to reach its objectives? How are those risks taken into account and mitigated?
Costs: Applicants must use the budget template available on the website. The budget should reflect the activities for more information, please visit The Childhood Foundation Grants.