Application Deadline: February 28th 2019
THET is pleased to announce a third round of grants under the Africa Grants Programme (AGP) with support from Johnson & Johnson.
The AGP supports the training of health workers in low- and middle-income countries, through engaging established partnerships between health organisations in the UK and Ireland and their counterparts in Sub-Saharan Africa.
THET welcomes grant applications to strengthen the healthcare workforce in one of the following two areas:
Stream 1: Essential Surgical and Anaesthetic Care
This stream will focus on reducing morbidity and mortality from conditions requiring essential surgical intervention and/or enhancing patient safety as a result of improved anaesthetic care through the training of relevant health workers. The aim of this stream is to improve the access to, and availability of, quality surgery and/or anaesthetic care (particularly for maternal, neonatal or paediatric surgical conditions).
Stream 2: Community Healthcare
This stream will focus on increasing the availability and quality of essential healthcare (including attended births) and health information to underserved populations, particularly women and children, by training those who work and serve in the community. The stream will focus on the training of cadres working in the community (Clinical Officers, Community Health Workers, etc.), which is in line with the national strategy and policies in-country. Partners will work at the rural and district level, outside of the central hospital systems.
Funding Available and Application Details
Grants are available from £15,000 up to a maximum of £50,000. All funded projects are expected to last between 6 and 16 months. Project activities can be implemented from May 2019 until August 2020.
There are 13 priority countries for this round of the AGP.
The core requirements for the AGP2019-20 areas follows:
Grant recipients must be eligible organisation sunder this programme
Applications must be made by eligible partnerships under this programme
Projects must fit within the parameters of either stream 1 or stream 2, as outlined above
Project budgets cannot exceed £50,0003
Projects must operate within LMICs in Sub-Saharan Africa,preferably in the countries noted above
Applications must be submitted in English
AGP will fund:
Training and workshop costs, e.g. venue costs, refreshments and training materials (but not per diems, please see below)
National and International economy class travel only. For environmental reasons, travel for international trips of 3 days or less will not be funded
Travel and associated costs, e.g. travel insurance(if not already covered by a central institution policy),accommodation, subsistence,visas and vaccinations
Activity communication costs (cost related to activity overseas)e.g. teleconferencing, telephone and eLearning
Publications and the development of web pages
Equipment up to a maximum of 20% of the total grant budget (this includes both medical and office equipment)
Project management costs.
This can include project staff salary contributions for part or full time posts required to deliver the project within the set project period. THET would not expect this to ever exceed 20% of the total budget and this will form a key component of the value for money assessment of grant applications. Communication around management, e.g. telephone and internet costs, office costs and administrative support is included here
Consultancy costs up to 5% of the total budget. THET would expect technical expertise to be delivered by volunteers
Monitoring and evaluation costs. THET would expect this to form 5 –20% of your budget
Contingency up to 1.5% of the total budget,to factor in exchange rate variances and/or bank charges
How to apply:
Download and read all of the following documents:
Please also download the Q&A document for important information and examples on how to complete your application.
The Grant Application Form and Budget Template should be completed and submitted, along with letters of support from each of the lead partner institutions and any managing partners, in one email to [email protected] by midnight 28th February 2019.