STARS Foundation’s $100,000 Unrestricted Funding through Impact Awards

The STARS Foundation has announced its annual funding opportunity through its Impact Awards 2013 which provides $100,000 of unrestricted funding and technical support to NGOs across Africa-Middle East and Asia-Pacific working in areas of Health, Education, Protection and WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) and focused on helping disadvantaged children.

The main Impact Award will be given to four winners per region (one each in Health, Education, Protection and WASH). This bespoke package will consist of:

  • $100,000 of unrestricted funding
  • A bespoke package of consultancy and PR support
  • Media training
  • A portfolio of high quality photos
  • A film that showcases their work
  • A week in London for a representative to receive the Award and meet potential partners

In addition, smaller Awards of different sizes will be made at the discretion of STARS’ Board of Trustees for the Runners Up and Rising Stars which include unrestricted funding, a bespoke package of consultancy, and PR support and a portfolio of high quality photos that showcases their work

Rising Stars will in particular be encouraged to be part of a STARS initiative around accelerating their development as outstanding grassroots organisations that demonstrate potential.

Each organisation will also benefit from the opportunity to work together with STARS for up to one year to promote their plans to other donors and seek to raise additional funding.

Locally registered organizations in the following countries are eligle to apply for this funding opportunity:

Africa and Middle East:

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Cote D’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Asia and Pacific:

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam.

The deadline to submit applications is 12 November 2012. For more information, visit this link.


  1. Yusuf abdi lare says:

    Livelihood Relief & Development Organization seeks WASH Project partnership with Stars Foundation funding proposals to support the flood affected Somali community living in South & Central Somalia/ Hiran region / Beletwein district for further information contact us at these emails [email protected] or [email protected]

    thanks a lot

    yours best humanitarian support

    Mr yusuf Abdi lare

    The program manager

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks for this program. We have a project called Adyero gi Rwot Enterprise In northern Uganda in Gulu taking care of twenty orphans but wish to partner with STAR to start a girls school for the disadvantaged. How can I be helped? Email [email protected] the partners of STAR.

  3. Hotormaho Foundation ( [email protected]) is looking for partnership to undertake an ICT project for some nine (9) basic schools in Ghana.The project proposal documents with research work on performance of school children are available for interested donors.We look forward to working with you.

  4. We are working for coastal communities we need to empower them by various means. For that we need fund to support for their education, health and livelihood. Apart from these we play a major role on child trafficking and rights of children.

  5. Hi, Im Venice, I work in BOSCCO (Cooperative), we need funds for our community development program. Wish to be a part of journey, I also want to help those unfortunate people, and it will come into reality if we will be granted with your funds.

  6. Godwin Biswaro says:

    Thanks, but we were not aware of it.We are looking forward to be concerned in this wonderful program. Iam a 3rd year LLB student at Tumaini University Makumira Arusha East Africa. in Every of my end of year leave i used to conduct Education Seminars in my church to Encourage People to pursue the higher Education and show them many opportunities.We started last year were by 76 people attended but however this year more than 200 people attended.Formore information contact me through [email protected]

  7. we are PEDA in tanzania working in hygiene and sanitation projects in rural areas where there is no clean and safe water,we are looking for grant to help our government alleviate the the social problem

  8. Blanche_ketly says:

    Its great knowing such.we RISIG;Rural Intervention and Sanitation.we are an NGO working on Health,Sanitation promotion,development,and human rights and we are very greatlyful to be part of this network and wish to know how to apply for this funding

  9. maxwel wanyonyi mengo says:

    here is an cbo working on health,helping the disadvantaged children in education/ protection and education, will like to know more on how to apply for the funds.

  10. Kaseba Nsanganya says:

    Subilo Zambia hope to work with you.

  11. Albertine Region Community Empowerment Organization is a registered community based organization working with the communities of Hoima district in western Uganda.we are mainly concerned with giving career guidance and counseling to youth in schools more especially those in secondary schools. This has always been the missing link in the attainment of high academic standards in the region.we are happy that this will be a great opportunity for those Seguya Denis on [email protected] or [email protected]

  12. hello I am Katherine from the University of St. La Salle – Bacolod, Philippines…I work as a program officer of our university’s Institute for Negros Development…I am managing a School Feeding Program ensuring undernourished pupils stay in school and eat healthy lunch everyday…I am so happy to know this call!

  13. Bishnu Sharma says:

    I am Bishnu, President of Culture Conservation Association Nepal (CCAN) from Nepal and we are working for Culture conservation,orphanage ,volunteer mobilizing, Elder care, health, environment and education in Nepal,how can i get funding, please let me know .
    e-mail: [email protected]

  14. Taita voice of Reason Dev Trust in kenya has the component of education and health and this is great opportunity worth exploiting.
    We need to work with you.

  15. David Mukasa says:

    Its is Great News for Children’s Vision-Uganda a non Governmental organization promoting Educational programmes, Advocating for the fundamental Human Rights and Freedoms as well as initiating support programmes for relief aid,rehabilitation and development for vulnerable children in Uganda. Strongly wish to partner and work with Star Foundation.

  16. awaz foundation says:

    here is awaz foundation sindh pakistan working on child protection,livelihood,wash and shelter need funds to work on child protection and there is hard need to work on it

  17. Justice Mbabvu says:

    Thank you for the call,
    we are a registered organization working with orphans and vulnerable children infected and affected with HIV/AIDS in slums and marginalized communities of Zimbabwe. implementing Education, Livelihood, Counseling and Health projects. We are eager to partner with STAR.

  18. patrick ongom komakech says:

    Thanks alot Dr. Sainju. indeed we do the same work

  19. Dr. Bijaya Prakash Sainju says:

    Concern for Children and Environment Nepal (CONCERN) was established in 1994 for the cause of deprived children and community in Nepal. CONCERN works for the removal and rehabilitation the child labourers working in the worst condition. Since its inception, CONCERN advocates the UNCRC and the ILO Convention No. 182 in context of hazardous sectors of child labourers. CONCERN recent priorities of works are on Educational rights, Empowerment and Economic sustainability. We would like to develop working relation with any humanitarian organisations in the world working in similar fields.

    We the Team of CONCERN Nepal would like to welcome the announcement of Impact Award 2013 and other many more opportunities of Stars Foundation.

    Wish you all the best,

  20. nasike jeremiah joel says:

    thank you very much for your call,iam nasike from kenya,working with pastoralist outreach development organization and especially implementing educationproject for the poor,health and medical activities.we really wish to partner with your organization

  21. akamo constance eve says:

    Thanks for that call, am constance from uganda working for North Eastern support the children organisation . the organisation supports orphans and other vulnarable children in the are of health education and agriculture we hope to patern with STAR thank you

  22. Hope to partner with you in Zambia – EDZ, especially women programmes

  23. AnObservantOne says:

    I like how Israel is not on the list but “occupied Palestinian territories” is. There are many NGO’s in Israel working towards Palestinian rights. Go prejudiced STAR foundation.

  24. Faaruk Salifu says:

    Faaruk Salifu is my name and I must say your initiative is a great one to say the least. We at Information Technology Foundation (ITF) of Ghana look forward to partner with you for a collaborative effort in bringing ICT education to door step of Rural and urban poor school girls in Northern Ghana where education of boys is prioritized over girls education due to abject poverty and cultural reasons. Thank you.

  25. Birungi Spencer says:

    RUHEPAI is a registered NGO working with the rural poor especially women and youth in Uganda on environmental protection and agriculture production improvement and advocacy. If there is any partner to link up with, please get in touch. Spencer Birungi- Director of Programs

  26. Michael Talemwa says:

    Such funding opportunities are much welcome especially for the developing countries. The Country Christian Aids Network is an inter-denominational grassroots organization that operates through congregations to comprehensively respond to HIV/AIDS and has impacted the lives of thousands across Uganda. We shall definitely apply to the STARS Foundation so as to benefit more Ugandans.

  27. patrick Ongom Komakeh says:

    Paidha orphans and vulnerable children organization (povco)has its head office in Paidha and some field offices in Nyapea Zeu and Atyak Sub County in Zombo District in North Western Uganda (East Africa)

    Povco works in areas, most significantly hit by the devastating AIDS epidemic since 2003. Although Uganda has been successful in cutting down the rate of HIV infection from 18% to 6%, the impact of the epidemic has devastated families and communities.

    This request to write a proposal therefore seeks to address the current state and need by building on the programs and project activities of implementing POVCO project.
    The goal of the proposed project is to increase client’s access to and utilization of HIV\AIDS comprehensive services package.

    Yours sincerely

    Patrick Ongom Komakech
    POVCO Executive Director

    • Dr. Bijaya Prakash Sainju says:

      Dear Patrick,
      Let us keep in contact, it seems that we work in similar issues.

      • Rural Enterprises Technical Assistance Services is a community based organisation that provide on the job training for rural economic organisation in the areas of management, marketing and book-keeping. We operate in the south west region of Cameroon. We would be glad to partner with you.

    • I have never heard of children’s vision Uganda yet i am in Uganda. In which Uganda are you working ???????????????/

      • ADS-Beira says:

        Bendita ADS- Accao para Desenvolvimentoo social – BeiraSOfala Mozambique, thanks so much for a call, we would try to apply.

  28. Good news

  29. Nice to hear….

  30. I am dr Farkhanda having NGO working for health, education of women in Pakistan,how can i get funing, please let me know and olige

  31. I have a registered ngo in pakistan,working for health, eucation for women in pakistan, please let me know how can i apply for funding

  32. Touching Lives Outreach International says:

    Touching Lives Outreach International is a young organisation operating in Ghana and wish to work in partnership with organisations that share in its vision and objective of providing for the educational, health and protective needs of needy, disadvantaged and less privileged children and local communities in Ghana.