Deadline: Ongoing Opportunity
The World Diabetes Foundation is inviting applications for its grant program to alleviate human suffering related to diabetes among those in greatest need.
- They create partnerships to assist people with diabetes and those at risk, acting as a catalyst to help others do more
- They link people and resources to educate and advocate globally and provide care locally
- Their priority is to support the poorest of the poor
- They empower local communities to achieve sustainable solutions and yield replicable models
- They encourage innovative strategies to prevent diabetes and its consequences
Interventions & Focus Areas
- Access to care
- Primary prevention
- They support projects that are
- Demand driven
- Locally formulated
- Integrated into local health systems
What they fund?
- WDF funds projects devoted to improving diabetes care and prevention in low- and middle-income countries included in the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC).
- Project proposals need to be formulated and owned locally. Projects should provide focused, replicable and sustainable solutions with the potential to prevent diabetes and improve the lives of people with the disease.
What they don’t fund?
- Construction of buildings
- Basic laboratory research or other exclusive research projects
- Travel grants for conferences, meetings, etc.
- Educational grants – long term basic or specialised training
- Primary health care work without focus on/link to diabetes prevention and care
- Establishment of parallel structures
- Heavy equipment (vehicles and tertiary care equipment, unless justified by project design)
- External consultants (unless justified by project design and local context)
- North/South approach (unless justified by local context)
- Project staff component should be kept to a minimum
- Per diem/daily allowances where cost of participation, transport and accommodation is also covered through the project budget
- Applicants should have a successful track record within diabetes care and prevention, or be aligned with locally anchored partners or networks with such a track record. They expect co-funding from applicants, stakeholders and/or other partners involved. They expect support from or involvement by local health authorities in the country or area in question.
- Collaboration with diabetes associations or similar civil society groups within the field of chronic disease prevention and care is welcomed.
- Special conditions:
- China: Applications from China are not accepted as WDF is in the process of developing a new approach for rolling out WDF support in China.
- India: Applications from India are not accepted due to WDF’s current efforts in supporting the roll out of several State wide comprehensive diabetes programmes.
- Tanzania: Applications from Tanzania are not accepted due to the ongoing National Diabetes and NCD Programme.
For more information, visit World Diabetes Foundation.