Comic Relief has announced the launch of a new “Children Survive and Thrive: Rise and Shine” 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.
Grants of up to £150,000 in the UK and £300,000 in Kenya and Malawi are 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.)
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on the 22nd March 2019. 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 31st May 2019.