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Noel Buxton Trust’s Africa Grants: Supporting Street Children & Sustainable Livelihoods

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted November 1, 2020 from Brazil
Expires on December 30, 2022

The Trust would welcome applications that demonstrate a commitment to strengthening community based organisations and ensuring the voice of poor and marginalised women and men are properly heard and respected.

Trustees tend to offer grants to smaller, grass-roots organisations and do not generally respond to appeals from large and well-supported charities.

Trustees expect to see a strong relationship between the applicant organisation and the community that will benefit from the grant. This is demonstrated when the applicant shows a clear understanding of the economic, environmental and social issues facing the community. Trustees like to see practical ways in which communities will be strengthened by the work they fund and, especially, how women and girls will be empowered.

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The Noel Buxton Trust is currently accepting applications for its Africa Grants, with an aim to support and protect street children, and help them find safe and sustainable livelihoods.

The Trust is willing to consider direct applications from registered civil society  organisations in Africa or UK based charities which might be diaspora organisations based in the UK.

The Trustees fund work in Africa. At present they favour projects based in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Sudan  and  South Sudan.

Priority will be given to work with communities living in urban slums and semi-arid regions where economic hardship is most extreme.

The maximum grant is £5,000 per year for up to three years.

Applications need to be made in English.

Deadline: Ongoing (rolling basis). Applications can be made at any time.

It can take up to six months to assess an application.

Successful applicants will be informed in writing.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Aug 04
Aug 04

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed calls 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, 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!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
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;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Nov 02, 2020
Nov 02, 2020

Thanks, Ana. Sounds great.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Nov 02, 2020
Nov 02, 2020