Comic Relief has announced the launch of a new funding Initiative to develop child centred approaches that address the comprehensive development needs of children during their early years, up to and including their transition to primary school.
The “Children Survive and Thrive: Rise and Shine” initiative will open for applications on the 7th January and close for applications on the 12 noon (GMT) 22nd March 2019.
Grants of up to £150,000 in the UK and £300,000 in Kenya and Malawi will be available for projects lasting between 3 and 5 years.
The funding will be available to Organisations that directly support families with young children. Organisations with demonstrable experience in one or more of the key areas – for instance in health, or in education – may be able to extend this and integrate multiple elements of early childhood development.
Proposals can be made by single applicants, or by partnerships of two or three organisations that will receive funding (but only one organisation can act as grant holder)
Applicants that are shortlisted will be given a further 7 weeks to submit a full proposal, and the Stage 2 deadline will be 12 noon GMT on Friday 31 May 2019.