MAIN GRANT PROGRAMME – OVERSEAS
In this category we are looking to fund projects that improve the livelihoods of disadvantaged communities in Commonwealth Countries of Africa.
If you are a UK registered charity delivering projects in Commonwealth Countries of Africa and have an annual income of between £150,000 and £5,000,000 you may submit an application. We do not run this category under our small grant programme.
- Clean water and sanitation
- Basic health programmes
- Self sustainability through training in farming skills and income generation activities
- Projects that adopt a holistic approach throughout all project stages and have a well defined ‘exit strategy’
- Projects being delivered at the grass-roots level through an established and proven delivery partner who is fully engaged with the local community
- Projects that clearly demonstrate the local communities involvement and that necessary training and education is in place to sustain the project beyond the delivery partner’s departure
- The applicant must be able to demonstrate that robust governance and monitoring procedures are in place
- Disaster appeals
- Gap years, electives, project visits overseas
- Overseas disability awareness
The trustees will fund one off projects with grants of up to £15,000.
For this category we ask you to write an application letter and to ensure that the following is included:
Name and location of organisation
The official name of your organisation and its location.
Give your name and position within the organisation, contact telephone number, email and postal address.
Description of organisation
Provide a description of your present work and the priorities you are addressing. Quantify the scale of your operation – how many people do you help and how?
Description of proposed project
Describe the project you are undertaking, detailing the number of people and groups who will benefit and how. Specify how life will be improved for the target group.
Please describe how your project is meeting ‘our funding priorities’ specified in this category.
For larger projects give a breakdown of the costs. Capital and revenue costs should be kept separate (project costs should be presented in pound sterling).
Funds raised and pledged
Give a breakdown of the funds raised to date towards your target, separating capital and revenue, where applicable. Include the amount of any of your own funds or reserves going into the project, and any money you intend to borrow.
Specify the amount of money you still need for capital and revenue separately.
State the timetable for the project; when it will start and be finished.
Include one set of your latest accounts, annual report if available, and a list of your trustees if these are not referenced in the accounts. If your accounts show a significant surplus or deficit, high or low reserves, please explain this briefly.