Opens 7 January 2019
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.
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. Proposals can be made by single applicants, or by partnerships of two or three organisations that will receive funding.
Comic Relief will make investments in organisations that directly support families with young children. Alongside direct delivery, applications could also include complementary activities, such as the following:
- Building capacity to improve the delivery of early childhood development.
- Developing or influencing guidelines, procedures, policies and implementation plans.
- Acting on opportunities for making progress for children in collaboration with other key stakeholders.
- Strengthening organisations driving these changes, to ensure the work has long term benefit.
Deadline: 12 noon on 22 March 2019