Annual Programme Statement (APS)
Request for Applications from South African Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs),
Service Delivery and Support for Families Caring for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (ReACH Project)
FHI 360 is an independent NPO serving in more than 60 countries, committed to resolve critical social problems throughout the world. FHI 360 was awarded a five-year Capacity Development and Support Program in June 2014 to develop the organizational management, technical capacity and sustainability of local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and South Africa Government (SAG) departments, to sustain an improved, expanded, and country-led response to HIV and AIDS. Its mission is to improve lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions for human development.
FHI 360 seeks applications from South African local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and Faith Based Organizations (FBOs) based in Kwa Zulu Natal for grants to implement a one-year HIV Service Delivery and Support for Families Caring for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Project. The project will be implemented in Harry Gwala district, KZN province. This initiative is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and managed by FHI 360.
The goal of this project is to improve the well-being of vulnerable children and youth by mitigating the impact of HIV and AIDS, reducing risk and vulnerability and increasing their resilience and likelihood of growing up to be healthy, educated and socially well-adjusted adults. The following objectives will contribute to achieving the goal:
- To increase the number of OVC (particularly adolescent girls) between the ages of 0-17 years who receive a comprehensive package of evidence-based interventions that mitigates the impact of HIV/AIDS in the identified PEPFAR-supported districts
- To strengthen the capacity of OVC caregivers and families to communicate and address key issues facing children affected by HIV and AIDS, including risky sexual behaviour and prevention of neglect, violence and exploitation, in the identified PEPFAR supported districts
- To proactively promote HIV status knowledge and to support OVC in accessing and remaining in appropriate HIV services
This opportunity is open to local South African NGOs and FBOs with a solid track record of facilitating access to HIV testing, care and treatment for orphans and vulnerable children, including adolescents, and providing a package of services for OVC, their caregivers and their families in the identified districts. The NGOs must be able to use creative and evidence-based approaches (Let’s Talk; YOLO & Vhutshilo curricula series).
A detailed Annual Programme Statement (APS) entitled “ReACH APS III in the KwaZulu-Natal Province” with application guidelines is found at http://www.capacitydev.org. The APS provides guidelines on the grant application process and details on expected key activities.
Questions on the APS should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org and ensure the subject line states “ReACH in KwaZulu-Natal province”.
Questions relating to this APS will be accepted until October 24, 2018 and responses to all questions will be on the website on October 26, 2018.
The deadline for submission of applications is October 31, 2018 at 5:00pm (Pretoria Time), late submissions will not be accepted. Only selected applicants will be contacted and/or advised of the outcome.