Call for Applications: Early Childhood Household Stimulation Initiative

FHI 360 South Africa
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 13 October, 2014
Opportunity type: 
Call for proposals

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organisation dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology - creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.
 
Annual Programme Statement (APS)

Request for Applications from South African Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), to support the Early Childhood Household Stimulation (ECHS) initiative.
 
APS Ref No: APS-CDS-14-00001
 
FHI 360 seeks applications from South African Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) for grants in support of a three-year Early Childhood Household Stimulation (ECHS) project. This initiative is funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and managed by FHI 360. The aim of this project is to create an environment and opportunities where Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in areas infected and affected by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) have access to ECHS services.
 
The overarching goal of the USAID / PEPFAR OVC programme is to improve the well-being of vulnerable children and youth by mitigating the impact of HIV and AIDS, reducing their risk and vulnerability and increasing their resilience and likelihood that they will grow up to be healthy, educated and socially adjusted adults.
 
The goal of ECHS is to support caregivers to create an environment and opportunities where children have access to a range of safe, accessible and high quality comprehensive ECD services at household level in South Africa. The following objectives will contribute to achieving the goal:

  • To increase the number of children between the ages 0 - 5 years that receive physical, cognitive and emotional stimulation in their household during early childhood;
  • To strengthen parents / guardian and caregiver capacity to provide a positive relationship and a developmental environment that promotes early childhood development;
  • To build the capacity of organisations to enable them to provide good quality ECHS supervision and support services.

This opportunity is open to South African NGOs working in any of the nine provinces of South Africa in areas of high HIV prevalence. Applicants may propose working in different provinces with multiple sub-projects or propose working in only one (1) province in urban, peri-urban or rural areas. Selected areas should be areas of high HIV prevalence and low access to ECD services. Grants will support service delivery and strengthen the capacity of NGOs to provide and promote high quality ECHS services. Up to five grants are anticipated and each award will not exceed a minimum of ZAR 500 000 and a maximum of ZAR 2 000 000 per year for a period of 3 years.

A complete Annual Programme Statement (APS) document may be found at www.capacitydev.org. It provides guidelines on the grant application process and details on expected key activities.

The deadline for submission of the concept paper is 13 October 2014 at 5:00pm (Pretoria Time).
 
For more about FHI360, refer to www.fhi360.org.

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South Africa

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