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.
For more information, please visit http://noelbuxtontrust.org.uk/2012africa.htm#Timetable