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Latin America: Hope For The Streets Fund (deadline: 20-Dec-21)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted November 25, 2021 from Brazil
Expires on December 19, 2021
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The Toybox Charity is accepting applications for its new fund called “Hope For the Streets” to implement a pilot project working with street connected children in Bolivia, El Salvador and Guatemala (who are not current or past Toybox partners).

Toybox is a UK registered international NGO which exists to see a world without street children. Toybox has been working through partners to help children around the world on their journey away from the streets for over 25 years. They are regulated by the UK Charity Commission and the Fundraising Regulator.

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Eligibility Criteria
Toybox is accepting applications to the Hope for the Streets fund from organisations which meet the following criteria:
1. Are a registered NGO and can provide proof of registration in the country of operation;
2. Are working in urban areas of Bolivia, Guatemala or El Salvador (NB applications focused on rural areas will not be accepted);
3. Have NOT previously received funding from Toybox;
4. Have an average income of less than £500,000/$625,000 a year;
5. Have experience working with street connected children and helping them to know and access their rights;
6. Are experienced in at least two of the following sectors:
• education,
• health/nutrition,
• mental health,
• sports for development,
• economic empowerment,
• access to juvenile justice,
• child rights / advocacy,
• family reintegration / positive parenting;
7. Have a proven track record of implementing successful projects from a variety of donors.

The Charity is accepting applications for a one year pilot project of up to £40,000 to support initiatives working with Street Connected Children, with potential to scale up for a further 2 years if the pilot is successful.

Interested organisations should complete the proposal and budget according to the applicant guidelines and send it no later than 8am GMT on Monday 20th December.

Applications will be accepted in either English or Spanish. Las solicitudes se aceptarán en inglés o en español.

For more information, please visit https://toybox.org.uk/news/call-for-proposals-hope-for-the-streets-children

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Nov 25
Nov 25

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed grants opportunities that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, letters of recommendation, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one.
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well.
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
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e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting.
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network.
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Best regards,

Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Nov 26
Nov 26

Thanks, Ana.