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Project Data Last Updated: 27/07/2022

IATI Identifier: GB-1-202035

Partner Projects

Handicap International

  • Access to Protection and Specialised Health Services in Jordan 2016-2018 Promoting access to sustainable comprehensive rehabilitation services and other essential services to reduce the vulnerability of people with functional limitations whilst building the resilience of Jordanian rehabilitation systems to support the transition of service provision away from direct humanitarian assistance. Total Project Budget: £3,875,799 Total Funding: £2,730,709

Street Child

Disability and Development Partners

Traidcraft Exchange

  • Alleviating Poverty in North East Bangladesh This project will ensure sustainable livelihoods for poor and marginal communities, particularly women, in Northern Bangladesh through improvements to small-scale agriculture. By organising farmers and linking them to information, skills, services and markets, the project will reduce costs of production, increase productivity and improve access to resources. This will lead to a 50% increase in income, directly benefiting 6,000 households (40% women) and their families (30,000 people).; Total Project Budget: £950,463 Total Funding: £706,115

Friends of Kipkelion

Haiti Hospital Appeal

LAMB Health Care Foundation

  • ASHIRBad Improving access to effective sexual and reproductive health services and strengthening the ability to exercise sexual and reproductive health rights for adolescents aged 11-19 in Badarganj sub-district, in rural north-west Bangladesh Total Project Budget: £249,365 Total Funding: £249,365

Traidcraft Exchange

  • Beekeepers economic Empowerment Tanzania (BEET) This project will increase incomes for poor communities, including women, in Tanzania by improving their beekeeping skills and knowledge. The project will organise beekeepers into groups and link them to information, skills, services and markets. This will increase production, improve honey quality, and reduce costs of production leading to a 20% increase in income from honey sales, directly benefiting 2,760 beekeepers and their families (16,560 people).; Total Project Budget: £509,990 Total Funding: £462,106

Bees Abroad UK

  • Bee Products Enterprise Development Project Creating new economic opportunities for 900 pastoral families to diversify livelihoods in the ASAL of Kenya through bee products enterprise development and market chain integration; Total Project Budget: £246,298 Total Funding: £223,089



  • Community Centred Prevention of Malnutrition (CCPM) Community-based Growth Promotion Programme GOAL’s Community Centred Prevention of Malnutrition aims to improve the nutritional security of households either affected by malnutrition or at risk of suffering from malnutrition through participatory nutrition/health education and diet diversity promotion. The three main components of the intervention are 1) Behaviour Change Communication and Counselling; 2) Micro-gardens for food-nutrition security and 3) Positive Deviance cooking & food demonstrations. ; Total Project Budget: £5,137,617 Total Funding: £1,029,426

Homeless International

  • Community-led water & sanitation delivery in Tanzania and Zimbabwe In 10 cities of Tanzania and Zimbabwe, the project will benefit 30,680 slum dwellers through access to improved and sustainable water supply and 21,520 through sanitation, together with solid waste management, hygiene promotion and school water & sanitation. This will be achieved by building the capacity of communities, innovative finance through revolving loan funds, greater involvement in service delivery, and better collaboration with infrastructure providers and authorities.; Total Project Budget: £1,480,906 Total Funding: £1,454,057

Hilfswerk Austria Zimbabwe

  • Creating alternative income opportunities from natural species and high value crops for smallholder households in Zimbabwe The project aims at commercializing indigenous species such as baobab or marula fruit as well as herbs, spices and herbal teas as a means to increase household incomes of 4,000 smallholder farmers in dryland areas in Zimbabwe. Activities include research on the under-utilized species, product and market development both locally and internationally, training the farmers and ensuring knowledge dissemination, as well as achieving fair trade and other organic certification.; Total Project Budget: £1,739,964 Total Funding: £1,348,634

Sabre Education Limited

Handicap International

  • Development of a roster of UK rehabilitation professionals for overseas crisis deployment The project aims to develop, train and support the rehabilitation component of the UK Med register, extending the UK Med training to rehabilitation professionals. This includes supporting the development of membership by rehabilitation professionals, ensuring adequate training, and providing technical support before and during deployments. Total Project Budget: £118,298 Total Funding: £78,956

Send a Cow

  • DFID GPAF Jyambere DFID GPAF Burundi Jyambere; Total Project Budget: £1,003,420 Total Funding: £1,005,792

Handicap International

  • Disability and livelihood services' access Cambodia This initiative intends to achieve change both at individual and community level. At individual level, the project will give the opportunity to 1520 vulnerable men and women with disabilities and/or members of families living with disability (M:760, F:760, 70% men and women with disabilities, 30% families) to access socioeconomic opportunities and to develop their skills. The development of income generating activities will not only contribute to alleviate poverty (household budget increase), but it will also lead to individual empowerment. Indeed, in a country where productivity is considered as a crucial factor of social recognition, the project will help women and men with disabilities and/or their families, through economic activity, to take control over their life, to gain self confidence and to get a chance to actively participate into both family and community life and decision making. At community level, the project intends to change perceptions on the socioeconomic potential of persons with disabilities and to support disability inclusion into both service provision and local government management (24 communes). In line with legal provisions and policies promoting equal access and representation, existing both in Cambodia (Law on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities adopted in July 2009 and National Plan of Actions for Persons with Disabilities adopted in November 2008) and at international level (UNCRPD signed by the Royal Government of Cambodia in 2007, ratification actions currently in process) Support to 18 local service providers will permit to remove existing barriers for long term-benefit and to provide, on a short-term basis, services to 400 men and women with disabilities and/or families living with disability (M:200, F:200) as described in 3.4. Intervention at local government level, through the existing planning process (CIP), with strong involvement from local authorities and local Disabled People’s Organizations (2 DPOs), will ensure long term sustainable changes; Total Project Budget: €442,506 Total Funding: €590,218

Handicap International

Find Your Feet

Homeless International

Water Works

  • Empowering Malawian rural communities to meet their water, sanitation and hygiene needs through improved hygiene awareness and practice and innovative, sustainable technology The project aims to reduce the prevalence of water, sanitation and hygiene related disease in 50 communities with a population of 8,500 in Chitedzi, Malili, Malawi. This will be achieved by empowering community members to meet their water, sanitation and hygiene needs. Firstly, Health Surveillance Assistants (HSAs) from the Chitedzi health centre will mobilise the communities to address and improve their water, sanitation and hygiene behaviours through the application of the approaches Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) and Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST). Secondly, Water Works will assist the communities to meet their water, sanitation and hygiene goals through protecting water resources with simple, innovative and sustainable hand pump technology and supporting households to construct latrines and hand washing systems. Finally, Water Works will establish a water pump repair service to ensure that all 96 water points installed by Water Works since 2010 remain operational. Total Project Budget: £177,835 Total Funding: £131,514


Youth Net and Counselling (YONECO)

  • Empowering young girls and boys (10-24) in Chikwawa and Mangochi District of Southern Malawi to manage sexual and reproductive health risks. Project seeks to contribute to reduced new STI and HIV infection and reduced teenage pregnancies among young people 10- 24 in Mangochi and Chikwawa districts. Key strategies include improving access to YFHS for adolecsents and youths, improving knowledge on SRHR through deliverly of CSE to primary school learners and out of school youths and creation of enabling environment by improving community and parental support. The project has so far reached to community leaders, teachers, health workers, communities and parents in and out of school young people. These groups benefitted through the capacity building trainings condcuted in parenting, CSE, Peer education and awareness raising session. The project has also reach out to the health advisory committees. on going CSE, parenting and community awareness sessions have been undertaken. The proejct has registered referrals, knwoeldge and skills increase among young people. a good number of young people reached are demonstrating knowledge and skill in comprehensive sexuallity education and the importance of accessing YFHS. The project has also registered improved parental altitude towards young people's access to YFHS. Total Project Budget: £321,502 Total Funding: £223,802

Relief International UK

  • Enhanced Participation in Primary Education (EPPE) The project will contribute to poverty reduction, sustainable development, and the improved well being of 16,800 children in Somalia through enhanced access to quality and protective education, with particular focus on girls. This will be achieved by (i) increasing access to universal primary education, (ii) improving the quality of education and retention rates; and (iii) building the capacity of local partners to equitably deliver primary educational services into the future. ; Total Project Budget: £889,929 Total Funding: £126,074


  • Enhancing Livelihoods of Smallholder farmers in Central Terai Districts of Nepal (ELIVES) Elives project is implemented in Bara, Rautahat, Sarlahi and Mahottari districts. These districts rank lowly in the overall Human Development Index (HDI) as well as in Human Poverty Index (HPI). In spite of potential in goat and vegetable sub-sectors, productivity remain low in these districts. Private sector service providers are largely absent outside of the district head quarters and towns making it practically impossible for poor households to take advantage of commercial agricultural opportunities. There are weak links with key value chain actors, such as input suppliers, service providers and output buyers. Smallholder farmers are unable to make informed decisions due to lack of information on technology and markets. Project interventions will support government's effort to reach to smallholder farmers in commercial livestock and agricultural development through local capacity building and strengthening market linkages.; Total Project Budget: £1,848,584 Total Funding: £1,333,762


  • Enhancing maternal mental health and livelihoods of vulnerable pregnant women and mothers and their children to realise maternal and child health in Ghana BasicNeeds Ghana will enhance the mental health of pregnant women and mothers, and through this improve health outcomes for young children. This will be achieved through strengthening existing health services in Ghana to anticipate the specific mental health needs of pregnant women and mothers, alongside efforts towards income generation for vulnerable individuals. Work with individuals and communities will promote positive behaviours to reduce stigma and discrimination in relation to mental ill health through various communications strategies, whilst service users will be better organised to advocate for quality maternal mental health services. Total Project Budget: £892,799 Total Funding: £429,746

Street Child

  • Every Child in School Increasing access to quality primary education in Sierra Leone and Liberia.; Total Project Budget: £967,239 Total Funding: £964,419

APT Action on Poverty

Handicap International


Medical Research Centre (MRC)

  • GPAF-IMP-072 Improving mother and child health services for 42,000 beneficiaries in three districts of Sierra Leone The ""Improving mother and child health services for 42,000 beneficiaries in three districts of Sierra Leone"" project aims to provide effective maternal and child health care at all health care levels in the targeted areas of Bo, Tonkolili and Bombali Districts through skilled attendance, increased community participation and ownership and improve quantity and quality of human resources for health, especially midwives. The project is located in 33 MRC supported rural government clinics and in the midwifery school in Makeni and has 42,000 direct and 733,000 indirect beneficiaries.; Total Project Budget: £878,975 Total Funding: £868,197

Living Earth Foundation

Hand in Hand International


  • Health Education and Livelihoods Reducing HIV /AIDS through healthcare & business enterprise training , for out of school adolescent girls and young women and through delivery of HIV services to people in rural Uganda; Total Project Budget: £252,431 Total Funding: £220,515

One to One Children's Fund

Excellent Development

  • Improved Food Security for women, men and children in Makueni County, Kenya, through increased access to water and food production This project will improve food security for people in Makueni County, Kenya through increased access to water and food production. With community SHGs who have identified their own priorities driving change, this project will enable men, women and children from rural farming HHs to reduce time and distance to collect water, improve food production and improve health and nutrition. 22,000 members of the wider community will also benefit from improved water access. ; Total Project Budget: £70,073 Total Funding: £542,606



  • Improved Maternal Health Care Services for Women of Childbearing Age in Gokwe, North Province, Zimbabwe The project aims to improve maternal health care services for 7,500 women of childbearing age in 3 wards of Gokwe North. The intervention will centre on a) The improvement of 4 health facilities; b) Improved maternal health service delivery by health care providers; c) Increased awareness and utilisation amongst women of maternal health services in targeted clinics and d) Increased awareness on health risks and services amongst communities. The project strategy is comprised of two interlinked components: firstly activities focusing on improving the availability and quality of maternal health services and secondly those aimed at increasing the demand and utilisation of the same services. Target Beneficiaries: The project will target 7,500 women of child-bearing age (mothers, girls aged 15 – 17), pregnant women 15-49, 6,000 married men, 1,685 school boys (aged 11-17), 1,200 school girls (aged 11-14), 5 health staff from district hospital, 2 district pharmacists, 12 health clinic staff, 40 VHWs, 10 community leaders, 21 WDC members, 12,600 community health club members, 1,100 school health clubs, 322 TOT’s, 28 water pump committee members and 30 ambulance committee members ; Total Project Budget: £975,546 Total Funding: £711,309

Project Harar




  • Improving clinical outcomes for 10,000 burn patients in Bangladesh and Nepal by implementing improved standards of burn care Interburns has developed the first set of operational standards for burns services in Low and Middle Income Countries, guidelines that define the staff skills and knowledge, equipment and operational capabilities required to achieve good outcomes for burn patients, despite limited resources. This project will pilot the standards in Bangladesh and Nepal, using training and education programmes to drive improvements in burn care in 14 selected burn services across both countries, ranging from small rural units to national burn centres in Dhaka and Kathmandu. The project will address a target population of more than 10,000 burn patients - the majority children and young women - improving the quality of care they receive and reducing the massive burden of preventable suffering, death and disability from burn injuries in Bangladesh and Nepal.; Total Project Budget: £220,500 Total Funding: £191,659

World Child Cancer UK

  • Improving diagnosis, treatment and care for children with cancer in Myanmar World Child Cancer UK\'s project will reduce poverty and work towards the achievement of MDGs 1, 4 and 6 in improving diagnosis, treatment and care for children with cancer in Myanmar by building capacity through a twinning partnership between Yangon Children\'s Hospital and hospitals in the UK and USA - Guy\'s and St Thomas\' NHS Foundation Trust and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.; Total Project Budget: £288,558 Total Funding: £211,493

Digital Campus

Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund

Women for Women International (UK)

  • Improving Livelihoods and Rights Awareness for Socially-Excluded Nigerian Women through Vocational Training and Men’s Engagement The project will provide 4,500 disadvantaged women in rural Enugu, Nigeria, with a holistic programme of support that will enable them to build agribusiness skills; boost incomes; know their rights; and improve participation in household and community decision making. The project will also contribute to creating a local environment that supports women's leadership and economic contribution through the training of 150 male leaders on women’s rights who will, in turn, engage 1,500 male community and family members to increase awareness.; Total Project Budget: £958,979 Total Funding: £948,641

Women for Women International (UK)

  • Improving livelihoods for 6,000 marginalised women in DRC and supporting their access to land This project will provide 6,000 socially-excluded women in South Kivu, DRC with a holistic training programme that will enable them to understand their rights; gain agricultural skills; access land and credit; and increase incomes. It will contribute to creating an enabling environment for women by training 1,500 male leaders on women’s rights and strategies to facilitate these rights; and by placing women’s right to access land on DRC’s development agenda via research and advocacy.; Total Project Budget: £858,063 Total Funding: £858,028

Samaritan's Purse UK

Women and Children First (UK)

  • Improving maternal and newborn health for women and newborns in Nkhotakota District, Malawi Empowering rural women to access quality maternal and newborn health services in Nkhotakota, Malawi. Direct beneficiaries are 52,976 women and 11,517 newborns. Our innovation is to combine evidence that mobilising communities reduces maternal and newborn mortality with MaiKhanda’s experience that facilitating community/facility dialogue and communities and holding healthcare providers accountable can improve maternal and newborn health services.; Total Project Budget: £246,101 Total Funding: £228,133

Women and Children First (UK)

  • Improving maternal and newborn health in Bogra District, Bangladesh This project seeks to improve maternal and newborn health in Bogra District, Bangladesh. A total 22,307 women of reproductive age (aged 15-44), 5,819 girls aged 10-14 and 5,019 newborns will benefit directly from the project. These benefits will be achieved through three complementary approaches – facilitating women’s groups; establishing referral and communication systems between communities and health facilities; and supporting advocacy with decision-makers. These approaches will improve maternal and newborn health by enabling community members, health workers and policy-makers to take action to improve maternal and newborn health care and care-seeking behaviour, service quality and accessibility and policy.; Total Project Budget: £249,825 Total Funding: £177,691

Feed the Minds

  • Improving maternal health and infant survival rates in Pakistan Project This project aims to improve maternal health and infant survival rates for rural communities in Pakistan by (1) Improving access to antenatal and post-natal care and delivery services for pregnant women and (2) Fostering improved health and hygiene practices amongst amongst community members that affect women and girls. These outcomes will be achieved through the development of the following outputs: 1. Establishing Women\'s Health Committees in each rural village to coordinate health education initiatives and ensure access to community midwifery services for the most marginalised women; 2. Providing health education programmes to raise awareness and change behaviour in health and hygiene practices amongst women and girls. 3. Establishing a network of trained community midwives to provide antenatal and post-natal care and delivery services for pregnant women. 4. Building the capacity of communities to advocate for improved health services, particularly for mother and child health. ; Total Project Budget: £240,036 Total Funding: £234,542

Abaseen Foundation UK

  • Improving maternal health and reducing child mortality through developing health service delivery in North West Pakistan. The project will significantly extend the range of health care service provision at Baghbanan Health Centre in North West Pakistan, for approximately 29,800 women, men, girls and boys from Baghbanan community. This will improve their health status and contribute to achieving MDG4 and MDG5 in this poor and marginalised population with limited access to affordable primary health care. Staff and local health care providers will be recruited locally and trained, thus building capacity for a sustainable future. Total Project Budget: £231,290 Total Funding: £221,657

World Child Cancer UK

  • Improving paediatric oncology outcomes in Bangladesh This £492,597 three years’ project will work towards reducing preventable death for children with cancer by improving treatment, care and quality of life. Total Project Budget: £492,597 Total Funding: £180,789

World Child Cancer UK

  • Improving Paediatric Oncology Outcomes in Nepal Over three years, this project will transform the quality of life of 1,365 children who develop cancer in Nepal by improving the accessibility, quality and equity of cancer treatment and the skills of healthcare staff. The project will also allow for more treatment to be provided outside the capital Kathmandu, closer to children’s homes. The combination of treatment close to home and the psychosocial support provided will ensure that fewer families reject or abandon treatment for their children. This is currently a particular problem for girls who are less likely to be presented for diagnosis and whose families are more likely to either reject or abandon their treatment. The provision of early warning signs training will ensure that more children who develop cancer receive a diagnosis and the opportunity of treatment, and that often diagnoses will be earlier, increasing the chance of successful treatment. Total Project Budget: £248,712 Total Funding: £40,470

Y Care International

  • Improving sexual and reproductive health and resilience of vulnerable young women in four districts of Bangladesh Marginalized young women and men in 22 villages in Bangladesh will receive support in livelihoods, gender equality, sexual reproductive health (SRH), disaster risk reduction (DRR), and advocacy, creating an enabling environment for 3350 women and 1580 men (aged 15-24) to make positive and informed choices about their SRH, ultimately empowering women to delay first pregnancies and space births. Total Project Budget: £681,953 Total Funding: £434,566

War on Want NI

Vision Aid Overseas

Carers Worldwide

  • Improving the physical and mental health, promoting social inclusion and increasing the household income of carers of mentally ill individuals in Nepal Based in Baglung and Myagdi districts in the Western region of Nepal, the project will work with 1500 unpaid family carers of individuals with mental illness. As a result of the project: - medical and counselling facilities for carers will be strengthened - 60 carers mutual support groups will be formed and operational - alternative care and respite arrangements for carers will be set up and working - carers will have access to livelihoods and skills training opportunities - support will be in place to enable child carers to attend school regularly - capacity of the partner organisation in Nepal, local government staff, community volunteers and carers will be strengthened to promote needs of carers and advocate for policy change; Total Project Budget: £220,308 Total Funding: £214,540

Blue Ventures Conservation

Pump Aid

  • Improving the sustainability of safe water, good hygiene and sanitation practices for rural communities in Malawi This project will meet the need of rural Malawi communities for a clean, safe, reliable source of drinking water which is easily maintained by the households which will benefit from it. We will build, with community support, 1,500 Elephant (rope) Pumps (500 per annum) to provide a protected source of clean water to approximately 150,000 people who currently have no access to safe water supplies, and we will work with communities to embed good practice and increase sustainability.; Total Project Budget: £1,193,582 Total Funding: £1,190,410

Exeter Ethiopia Link

  • Inclusive Education Project Supporting the implementation of Ethiopian Inclusive Education Policy in 6 districts over 3 years in Western Ethiopia; Total Project Budget: £33,187 Total Funding: £51,759

Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development (ACORD)

Zimbabwe Educational Trust

  • Increasing access, enrolment and retention in primary education, through increased birth and death registration, for children in Bulawayo and Matabeleland Provinces, Zimbabwe. Working in the Bulawayo and Matabeleland provinces of Zimbabwe, in association with our project delivery partner Trinity Project Trust, the project will engage communities in a dialogue about the ways in which the non-registration of births and parental deaths can hinder a child’s access to education and other services. By increasing awareness of these issues, and through the provision free legal services and advice, it will help orphans and other vulnerable children access these important documents. This will enable children to enrol in education and improve their access to inheritance and government support, which will allow them to finance their education and bring them out of poverty.; Total Project Budget: £74,059 Total Funding: £68,603

Samaritan's Purse UK

  • Increasing access to clean water and improved sanitation and hygiene edcuation for 48,000 people in the Karamoja sub-region of Uganda. This three-year project is designed to improve the health of 48,000 community members in Napak and Nakapiripirit through improved access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene. A total of 120 boreholes will be constructed or rehabilitated, with households practicing safe sanitation and hygiene, resulting in a decrease in diarrhoeal diseases, especially in children under 5. Women and girls will gain awareness of menstrual hygiene management leading to better health and well-being. Total Project Budget: £453,547 Total Funding: £448,162

CIFAL Scotland

Bees for Development Trust

  • Increasing household income and enhancing livelihood resilience of vulnerable families and youth through beekeeping training and honey market development in Amhara, Ethiopia. The project, seeks to contribute to the reduction of poverty in the Amhara region of Ethiopia. The key intended outcome of the project is increased and improved livelihoods resilience for 4410 vulnerable people in Bahir Dar Zuria and Dera Districts of Amhara, Ethiopia. This will be achieved through the following outputs (i) target beekeepers will have improved access to market through enhanced commercial competitiveness of TZ co-op and independent Honey Traders, (ii) target beneficiaries (new beekeepers) have the input, skills and knowledge to practice beekeeping and produce honey and beeswax (iii) government extension services have strengthened capacity to deliver improved apiculture support (iv) small business entrepreneurs have capacity to generate income from the sale of items associated the honey economy.; Total Project Budget: £79,791 Total Funding: £245,000

Amref Health Africa in Ethiopia

  • Increasing safe and informed decision making on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights by young people in North Shewa Zone of Amhara Region, Ethiopia Ethiopia is among the poorest countries in the world, according to the HDI of the UNDP (2014) the country ranks 173 out of 187 countries. With 80 million people it has the second largest population in Africa. According to the SRH strategy (2007-2015) young people (10 – 24) are making up almost one third of the total population heavily pressuring the demand for health services, education and employment (FMoH, 2008). Needs in the area of SRHR are very high in Ethiopia. The maternal mortality ratio remains as high as 676 per 100,000 live births (EDHS, 2011). The lifetime risk of a woman dying during pregnancy or childbirth is at 1 in 52, compared to 1 in 10,000 in developed countries (data.worldbank.org). The project aims to contribute to the achievement of maternal health, poverty reduction and gender equity through improved SRHR of young people in North Shewa. The project anticipates the following changes in young people will have increased accessibility, availability and quality of SRHR information; young people will have increased accessibility, availability and quality of SRH services; c) young people will experience a more supportive environment to exercise their SRHR; young people will have more capacity in SRHR project design, planning and implementation; out of school young people will be empowered through income-generating activities. The programme will be implemented between 2015 and 2018 by the SRH Alliance in Ethiopia by Amref Health Africa, Family Guidance association in Ethiopia, YNSD and TaYA. Total Project Budget: £530,022 Total Funding: €753,399

Motivation Charitable Trust

United Mission to Nepal

Homeless International

  • Innovative partnerships for water and sanitation delivery in Kenya The project will increase access to improved and sustainable water and sanitation in Nairobi and Kisumu, Kenya, benefiting 30,580 slum dwellers with improved water supply and 13,400 with improved sanitation. This will be achieved by building their capacity to implement and manage infrastructure, promoting greater involvement of the urban poor in basic service delivery and governance, and better collaboration between civil society and infrastructure providers; Total Project Budget: £430,469 Total Funding: £401,521

Rahnuma-Family Planning Assocation of Pakistan

  • Integrating Education Health and Income generation services for 14,000 school students, their mothers and families, in Pakistan. This is a synergistic project, connecting three ongoing initiatives related to Sexual and Reproductive Health education, services and improving livelihoods. Using the platform of schools, the project will reach out to adolescents, their mothers and families in ten districts of Pakistan, to increase knowledge and access to nutrition and Sexual and Reproductive Health services, improve health and education outcomes, as well as to empower women and benefit deserving families through enhancement of their employment skills and provision of micro-credit facilities for income generation. ; Total Project Budget: £238,521 Total Funding: ₨311,383


  • JO COX NETWORKING GRANT Local Action for Women's Political and Economic Empowerment in Southern Africa Total Project Budget: £1,000,000 Total Funding: £913,002

APT Action on Poverty

  • Livelihood and Food Security for Vulnerable People in Sierra Leone Rural communities in Sierra Leone face chronic poverty with inadequate incomes, food and nutrition, especially children, vulnerable mothers. 60% of the population are living on < $1.25/day (UNDP, DFID), in extreme poverty. 45% have insufficient year round food, 36% <5yrs suffer chronic malnutrition. Gender and disability discrimination, under/unemployment of youths exacerbate impoverishment. Through a proven sustainable CBO support model these vulnerable groups will be targeted in 15 communities (6000 households; >34,000 people) in Moyamba District to improve livelihoods and food security, through access to resources, markets, knowledge, skills on agriculture, enterprise; with integrated inputs on women’s/youths’ empowerment and wellbeing. Total Project Budget: £908,941 Total Funding: £935,327

Food for the Hungry UK

  • Livestock market development to alleviate poverty for Kenyan pastoralists and traders The project will reduce poverty for 45,900 rural pastoralists and traders by improving livestock-based income generating opportunities in three markets in northern Kenya. This will take place through activities that will strengthen community management of livestock markets; increasing market vibrancy by linking traders, producers and bankers; and facilitating discussions within the community regarding optimum use of the market.; Total Project Budget: £367,562 Total Funding: £244,999

Link Community Development Scotland

  • Malawi School Solar Network MSSN is an innovative solar-powered, self-sustaining ICT package for rural primary schools, which will: enable schools to enhance school governance and management ability to focus resources on school improvement; and allow for better reporting and communication between schools and district education offices who can then support schools more effectively.; Total Project Budget: £190,375 Total Funding: £182,801

Cyan International

  • Maternal health education for women and men in order to reduce maternal mortality ratio and achieve access to reproductive health for 2,000 women in rural Afghanistan. The project will improve maternal health for over 2,000 women in a remote province of Afghanistan. Both women and men from over 100 local communities will receive Birth and Life Saving Skills (BLiSS) training, which teaches basic lessons on how to improve the health and survival of mothers and babies. By the end of the project we expect to see 27% more women accessing antenatal care and other health services, hygienic births with 15% more births attended by skilled health personnel, better postnatal practices such as breastfeeding within the first hour, and 45% more men positively engaging with maternal health issues.; Total Project Budget: £161,481 Total Funding: £132,219

Vision for a Nation Foundation


Pump Aid

  • Promoting complementary market based self-supply approaches for improved access to WASH in Malawi. Pump Aid proposes a market based self-supply initiative to strengthen Community Managed Water Points (CMWP) structures and improve access for individual households and small scale farmers through self-investment. Pump Aid will establish local & sustainable small scale w+s business needed to provide vital WASH services to multiple clientele within Malawi. WASH entrepreneurs will service Households keen to move up the water ladder, small scale farmers wanting to improve productivity through enhanced irrigation, and will provide vital WASH services for Community Based Childcare Centres. Working with local partners Pump Aid will seek to show positive behaviour change amongst vulnerable groups, particularly seeking to improve nutritional and WATSAN behaviours amongst teenage mothers and children U-5. Total Project Budget: £1,448,922 Total Funding: £1,438,617

Handicap International

Leonard Cheshire Disability

  • Promoting the provision of inclusive primary education for children with disabilities in Mashonaland West Province, Zimbabwe This project will work in 1 province in Zimbabwe to demonstrate to the government the viability and impact of LCDIs’ inclusive education (IE) model on providing education for disabled girls and boys in mainstream primary schools, contributing to MDG2. The project will enrol and retain 2241 disabled children. The project will embed policy change in the MoE, and IE approaches in schools and local communities to ensure sustainable outcomes. ; Total Project Budget: £1,044,166 Total Funding: £1,423,388

Emmanuel International UK

BRAC International

  • Provision of quality primary education for 9,000 out of school children in South Sudan This project will provide three years covering four years of quality primary education to 9,000 out-of-school children aged 8-11 (60% girls) from poor and marginalised families, enabling them to then access government schools and further livelihood opportunities, supported by their families and communities. The project will also train and build the capacity of 330 women as teachers and community organisers, providing them with improved skills and sustainable livelihood opportunities. ; Total Project Budget: £3,253,543 Total Funding: £2,144,755


World Child Cancer UK

  • Reducing child mortality in Malawi whilst increasing wellbeing and quality of life In Malawi, only a quarter of the 1,100 children estimated to develop cancer each year will survive. Poor awareness of symptoms resulting in low referral rates, misdiagnosis, and late diagnosis in addition to a paucity of high-quality childhood cancer services and support for families are the main factors for low survival rates. Through this two-year project, we seek to address these factors. We will deliver training on the early warning signs and symptoms of childhood cancer and referral routes to health workers across Malawi, which will increase numbers of children referred for treatment, and earlier when their cancer is more treatable. We will strengthen the quality of treatment and care at the country’s main treatment centre, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) by training medics there, with the support of experienced paediatric oncologists from our partner, the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle. We will also strengthen the paediatric oncology department at QECH to support families, improve wellbeing and reduce treatment abandonment by integrating psychosocial support in to the care package for children. The package will include transport grants, follow up visits and support from a play therapist. Total Project Budget: £175,893 Total Funding: £18,216

Disability and Development Partners

Cyan International

  • Reducing maternal mortality and improving maternal health in a rural, remote area of Afghanistan The Birth and Life Saving Skills (BLiSS) course is a series of participatory training sessions delivered in the beneficiaries’ villages, teaching topics of birth preparedness, complication readiness and safer birthing practices. The courses have been specifically designed to be culturally and context relevant for Afghanistan and appropriated according to gender and low literacy levels. Working within a paternalistic and hierarchical society, the BLiSS course is delivered to women of child-bearing age, men and older women, as it is often the mothers-in-law along with the husbands who are responsible for making decisions about the care and treatment of pregnant woman, particularly should any difficulties arise. It is therefore important to include men and older women for women of child bearing age to experience improved outcomes in their maternal health. The project also improves the collective knowledge of the community, as people often discuss together, in informal settings, what to do, both in preparing and if problems arise. The project seeks to increase knowledge, leading to improved practice in the following areas: • Birth preparedness: Basic good maternal health practice such as the importance of regular antenatal care visits, good nutrition, taking vitamins, drinking 6-8 cups of water a day. For men, this helps to improve their awareness, so they are more accepting, supportive and can make safer choices on behalf of their wife. A key action is for men to save money so the wife can afford to travel to the clinic for check-ups, if there are complications prior to or during birth, and for necessary medications. • Complication readiness: Recognising the distance and difficulty in accessing health clinics, it is important to recognise the warning signs of complication so they can be ready to seek professional medical help. The course teaches the importance for high-risk pregnancies to travel ahead of time to the clinic, the importance of saving money to pay for transport or medical bills, and what can be done in the home if they are unable to travel to the clinic. • Safer birthing practices: Due to the prevalence of unchallenged and unsafe traditional birthing practices, the BLiSS course teaches why these practices are potentially harmful to mother and baby, and replaces these with knowledge of good practice. The safer practices can be applied at home, often with the support of local women and traditional birth attendants, such as using the Birth Kit and breastfeeding within the first hour. Meetings are held with village leaders before any courses start, to gain permission for courses to be hosted locally, for local women to be identified as local trainers, and for courses to be promoted (often by word of mouth). Total Project Budget: £149,257 Total Funding: £10,470


  • Reducing mortality and morbidity from burn injuries by transforming national programmes of burn care and prevention in Bangladesh and Nepal. Quality improvement for burn services is a proven tool for reducing death and disability from burns, especially amongst young women and children. While primary prevention is crucial, secondary and tertiary prevention - reducing the severity of injuries and decreasing the frequency and severity of disability after an injury respectively - are also important strategies in reducing the burden of mortality and morbidity. The WHO estimates that the provision of adequate burn care in LMICs could reduce the overall mortality rate from burns by 30%. By working with 14 government and NGO burn services in Bangladesh and Nepal, Interburns will be reaching an annual patient population of approximately 35,000 patients, including 6,000 inpatients (typically with major, severe or complex burns that cause serious disability or death) and 29,000 outpatients (with smaller burns that can still result in burn contractures and cause significant disability if improperly treated). The great majority of these patients are among the poorest members of society who cannot afford private health care. Burn injuries and the high cost of treatment have a devastating impact on already impoverished families and communities. It is widely recognised in the international burn community that hospital admissions only represent the ‘top of the pyramid’ and a huge burden of burn injuries never reach health services. Community-level interventions including research, awareness-raising and primary prevention programmes are absolutely vital in reducing death and disability from burns. This programme will build on the foundations of GPAF-INN-034 and move beyond the service focus of that project to introduce community-level primary prevention and coordinated national programmes in burn prevention. Total Project Budget: £249,850 Total Funding: £176,013

PHASE Worldwide

  • Reducing the Impact of Poverty on Maternal and Child Health by Improving Food Security and Access to Basic Health Services for 18,000 people in the Karnali Region of Western Nepal This project will contribute to reducing maternal and child deaths within a total population of 18,000 living in poverty in the Karnali Region, West Nepal. Poor health is linked to malnutrition and lack of access to health services; we will improve access to nutritious foods and basic health services, specifically for mothers and children (but also everyone else in the community). Support to government health services, health education and work with women’s groups will ensure people have access to and use health services appropriately and attend early with treatable illness; preventative services will help reduce illness. Food security will be improved through seed and stock distribution, access to better stud goats and training for male and female farmers in animal fodder production, soil management, irrigation methods and vegetable / vegetable seed production. ; Total Project Budget: £249,991 Total Funding: £239,538

Food for the Hungry UK

Hope and Homes for Children

  • Regional action to reduce reliance on institutional care and fight child poverty in East and Southern Africa through a capacity building approach This project will be capacity in ESA to reduce reliance on institutional care and fight child poverty. We will build the capacity of the social workforce in Rwanda to support over 38,512 children in family and community based care. We will forge partnerships in 5 countries including Rwanda, building the capacity of national partners to implement family strengthening and community based child protection in their own countries and to in turn build capacity within their local NGO network. We will capture the learning and evidence to empower stakeholders to drive regional reform. Total Project Budget: £0 Total Funding: £1,910,710

Children in Crisis

  • Reviving Primary Education in Rural Communities of Sierra Leone The aim of this project is to reduce poverty through realising the educational rights of 15,000 children, who have few opportunities to access a good quality education. The project will lead to: improved completion, participation and quality of education; improved attitudes and practice towards girls’ education; and increased school capacity to mobilise human and financial resources to address pupil’s needs. ; Total Project Budget: £614,382 Total Funding: £613,538

Y Care International

Y Care International

  • Securing sustainable livelihoods and socio-economic resilience for vulnerable young people in Myanmar Poor young people in Myanmar face multiple barriers to economic resilience and participation in their new democracy. This project aims to build the knowledge, skills, assets and networks of vulnerable young people in Lashio, Maubin, Monywa and Taunggyi, enabling them to achieve sustainable livelihoods, be resilient against shocks and become active citizens. A two-pronged approach, combining individual training and post-training support with activities to promote an enabling environment, will enable young pepole to gain jobs through enterprise and participate actively in communities. The project includes tailored approaches and additional support to reach particularly marginalised young women (70%), indigenous groups and people with disabilities. Total Project Budget: £1,553,787 Total Funding: £638,316

Stromme Foundation

  • Skills Building for Empowerment and Self-reliance Among Out of School Adolescent Girls in Northern Uganda and South Sudan (SHONGLAP) The program has enabled 75% of the girls to become agents of change within their communities. They raise awareness on communicable diseases, personal hygiene, and proper nutrition. This has translated into improved households. This in turn is beginning to reduce the negative trend of marginalization of girls’education and the poverty that emerges from it. The girls have gone out to schools and shared their learnings on Child rights, life skills, dangers of early marriages and pregnancies. This is expected to reduce on school dropout rates Through Advocacy activities like community outreaches the girls have been able to target social values and cultural norms that promote child marriage and early childbearing. The Adolescent girls have acquired various life skills and Occupational skills. They have become more confident, assertive and are participating more and more in household decision making. Increased Local government and parental participation in the program has been registered. Total Project Budget: £600,000 Total Funding: £501,679

Street Child

  • Street Child Protection Network Sierra Leone Creating a street child protection network in 5 towns in Sierra Leone to protect the rights of 3200 street children, including increasing access to education and strengthening family relationships.; Total Project Budget: £518,584 Total Funding: £507,384

Handicap International

Motivation Charitable Trust

  • Supporting the survival and inclusion of 2,000 disabled children in Uganda Disabled people are the poorest of the poor. Their rights and needs are invariably ignored and they are not specifically included in the MDG targets. This project will empower mothers and caregivers of children with cerebral palsy to impact their child’s health and survival, and their access to education and inclusion in society. It will seek to improve maternal health practice, establish professional wheelchair services, and provide access to economic empowerment opportunities. ; Total Project Budget: £2,102,693 Total Funding: £923,392

Feed the Minds

  • Sustainable agricultural livelihood and income enhancement for 2,500 women farmers in northern Sierra Leone through skills training and gaining access to markets This project aims to increase the income of 2,500 rural women farmers in 50 villages and increase their ability to use this income to reduce household poverty (benefitting 17,500 dependents) in Bombali District, Sierra Leone. This will be achieved through the establishment of 50 women’s farming cooperatives that are trained in improved agricultural techniques and business skills. Alongside this, gender awareness training and advocacy activities will be delivered in cooperative communities and Village Monitoring Committees will be established to give women increased power to decide on the use of extra income. Total Project Budget: £249,739 Total Funding: £249,403

Send a Cow Uganda

  • Sustainable Agro-Enterprise Development Programme Sustainable Agro-Enterprise Development Programme is a three year (2012/13-2014/15) GB £ 1.41m intervention targeting 1600 (85% female) small holder subsistence farmers in post conflict eastern and northern Uganda to increase household income to more than US$1 a day and farm production by 3 fold. Farmers will be organised in producer associations and trained in market-oriented sustainable integrated farming, value chain development and climate change adaptation. ; Total Project Budget: £996,837 Total Funding: £964,267

Street Child

  • Sustainable Schools in Tambakha Safeguarding 4,000 children in primary education in remote communities in Tambakha Chiefdom in the Bombali district of Sierra Leone. Improving net enrolment and completion rates through sustainability initiatives, including training 100 teachers.; Total Project Budget: £366,605 Total Funding: £366,638


Developments In Literacy Trust UK

Target TB

  • Touch Namuwongo urban TB/HIV control project To reduce TB and HIV related mortality and morbidity for 66,530 urban slum dwellers from Makindye Division, Kampala through improved access to essential TB and HIV/AIDS information, prevention, testing and treatment services; Total Project Budget: £141,953 Total Funding: £268,026

World Child Cancer UK

  • Transforming the lives of children with cancer in Ghana This project will improve the quality of life of 1,200 children by improving the accessibility, quality and equity of care for children with cancer. Growth in referrals will particularly come from girls, and those from the hardest to reach areas of northern Ghana Total Project Budget: £415,717 Total Funding: £410,146


  • UK Aid Direct: A challenge fund designed to support the UK’s commitments to achieving the Global Goals. Funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), UK Aid Direct was established in 2014 as a successor to the Global Poverty Action Fund (GPAF), which was created in 2010. UK Aid Direct is a challenge fund designed to support the UK’s commitments to achieving the Global Goals. The aim of UK Aid Direct is to fund small- and medium-sized national and international civil society organisations (CSOs) to reduce poverty and work towards achieving the Global Goals. Specifically, UK Aid Direct funding reaches the most marginalised and vulnerable populations, supporting the DFID agenda to ‘leave no one behind’. This agenda can be achieved through funding projects that encompass service delivery, economic empowerment, strengthening accountability or generating social change. As a flexible fund, UK Aid Direct is designed to be an adaptive and demand-led fund that responds to DFID priorities of:\n\n- Strengthening global peace, security and governance\n\n- Strengthening resilience and response to crisis\n\n- Promoting global prosperity\n\n- Tackling extreme poverty and helping the world’s most vulnerable\n\n- Delivering value for money Total Project Budget: £160,726,957 Total Funding: £89,359,237

Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP)

  • Water & Sanitation for Naivasha Peri-Urban Poor The project aims to decrease the proportion of women, men, girls and boys without access to sustainable, affordable sanitation and water supply services and lacking appropriate hygiene in low income peri-urban areas of Naivasha municipality and thereby contribute to MDGs 1, 4 and 7 in Kenya. Key outputs include increases in (1) supply of general purpose and fluoride risk-free water, (2) sanitation units constructed/upgraded, (3) hygienic practices and (4) service provider capacity.; Total Project Budget: £1,289,151 Total Funding: £625,127

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