- The grants will be provided in the following general areas of work:
- Poverty Reduction: Solutions to help alleviate hunger in the country, e.g. grain banks.
- Health and Nutrition: Projects related to maternal, infant and children’s health, sanitation and disease prevention concepts, and other health related projects.
- Education and Vocational Training: Initiatives for girls’ education, women and children’s education, including vocational training opportunities.
- Uplift is determined to provide up to five separate grants in the amount of $10,000 USD/each. Subject to the nature and duration of your project concept, and subject to funds availability, there may be a possibility of increasing the grant amount.
- Interested local grassroots organizations have to meet the following minimum criteria:
- Actively operating in the country in the humanitarian, development and/or service delivery sectors.
- Proven track record of implemented projects and accountable financial and procurement management.
- Anti-discriminatory rules and regulations with regards to ethnicity, gender, age, etc.
Selection Criteria and Process
- The Uplift selection committee will review each proposal based on the following criteria:
- Project plan.
- Project sustainability.
- Focus on poverty alleviation, youth engagement, equity, and diversity.
- The Uplift selection committee will review all applications and will contact shortlisted organizations for interviews. Please note that only shortlisted organizations will be contacted. All organizations will undergo a thorough vetting process before final selection. Reporting requirements will be detailed in the grant agreements. The awardee will collaborate with Uplift upon award to develop a brief set of indicators to permit monitoring of project activity and outcomes. More detail on this collaborative process will be provided upon award.
For more information, visit Uplift Afghanistan Fund.