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UK Aid Direct Fund

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Project Data Last Updated: 09/11/2018

IATI Identifier: GB-1-202035

Partner Projects

HIUK

  • Access to Protection and Specialised Health Services in Jordan 2016-2018 Promoting access to sustainable comprehensive rehabilitation services and other essential services to reduce the vulnerability of people with functional limitations whilst building the resilience of Jordanian rehabilitation systems to support the transition of service provision away from direct humanitarian assistance. Total Project Budget: £3,875,799 DFID Funding: £2,730,709

Street Child

Disability and Development Partners

Traidcraft Exchange

  • Alleviating Poverty in North East Bangladesh This project will ensure sustainable livelihoods for poor and marginal communities, particularly women, in Northern Bangladesh through improvements to small-scale agriculture. By organising farmers and linking them to information, skills, services and markets, the project will reduce costs of production, increase productivity and improve access to resources. This will lead to a 50% increase in income, directly benefiting 6,000 households (40% women) and their families (30,000 people).; Total Project Budget: £950,463 DFID Funding: £706,115

Friends of Kipkelion

Haiti Hospital Appeal

LAMB Health Care Foundation

  • ASHIRBad Improving access to effective sexual and reproductive health services and strengthening the ability to exercise sexual and reproductive health rights for adolescents aged 11-19 in Badarganj sub-district, in rural north-west Bangladesh Total Project Budget: £249,365 DFID Funding: £244,365

Traidcraft Exchange

  • Beekeepers economic Empowerment Tanzania (BEET) This project will increase incomes for poor communities, including women, in Tanzania by improving their beekeeping skills and knowledge. The project will organise beekeepers into groups and link them to information, skills, services and markets. This will increase production, improve honey quality, and reduce costs of production leading to a 20% increase in income from honey sales, directly benefiting 2,760 beekeepers and their families (16,560 people).; Total Project Budget: £509,990 DFID Funding: £462,106

Bees Abroad UK

  • Bee Products Enterprise Development Project Creating new economic opportunities for 900 pastoral families to diversify livelihoods in the ASAL of Kenya through bee products enterprise development and market chain integration; Total Project Budget: £246,298 DFID Funding: £223,089

Street Child

  • Breaking the Bonds In partnership with the UK government, Street Child is launching an ambitious programme to support 3,000 Musahar girls in some of the most remote regions of Nepal to access education and employment and therefore end the cycle of debt bondage. · We will support vulnerable girls to learn basic literacy and numeracy through an accelerated learning programme. · We will provide livelihoods support in the form of training and business grants so young Musahar women are financially independent. · We will organise weekly workshops where women and girls can access counselling and support, and learn important life skills - from understanding their rights, to basic hygiene practices. Total Project Budget: £2,507,408 DFID Funding: £300,104

ChildHopeUK

GOAL UK

  • Community Centred Prevention of Malnutrition (CCPM) Community-based Growth Promotion Programme GOAL’s Community Centred Prevention of Malnutrition aims to improve the nutritional security of households either affected by malnutrition or at risk of suffering from malnutrition through participatory nutrition/health education and diet diversity promotion. The three main components of the intervention are 1) Behaviour Change Communication and Counselling; 2) Micro-gardens for food-nutrition security and 3) Positive Deviance cooking & food demonstrations. ; Total Project Budget: £5,137,617 DFID Funding: £1,029,426

Homeless International

  • Community-led water & sanitation delivery in Tanzania and Zimbabwe In 10 cities of Tanzania and Zimbabwe, the project will benefit 30,680 slum dwellers through access to improved and sustainable water supply and 21,520 through sanitation, together with solid waste management, hygiene promotion and school water & sanitation. This will be achieved by building the capacity of communities, innovative finance through revolving loan funds, greater involvement in service delivery, and better collaboration with infrastructure providers and authorities.; Total Project Budget: £1,480,906 DFID Funding: £1,454,057

Hilfswerk Austria

The Sabre Charitable Trust

Send a Cow

  • DFID GPAF Jyambere DFID GPAF Burundi Jyambere; Total Project Budget: £1,003,420 DFID Funding: £1,005,792

Handicap International Federation

  • Disability and livelihood services' access Cambodia This initiative intends to achieve change both at individual and community level. At individual level, the project will give the opportunity to 1520 vulnerable men and women with disabilities and/or members of families living with disability (M:760, F:760, 70% men and women with disabilities, 30% families) to access socioeconomic opportunities and to develop their skills. The development of income generating activities will not only contribute to alleviate poverty (household budget increase), but it will also lead to individual empowerment. Indeed, in a country where productivity is considered as a crucial factor of social recognition, the project will help women and men with disabilities and/or their families, through economic activity, to take control over their life, to gain self confidence and to get a chance to actively participate into both family and community life and decision making. At community level, the project intends to change perceptions on the socioeconomic potential of persons with disabilities and to support disability inclusion into both service provision and local government management (24 communes). In line with legal provisions and policies promoting equal access and representation, existing both in Cambodia (Law on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities adopted in July 2009 and National Plan of Actions for Persons with Disabilities adopted in November 2008) and at international level (UNCRPD signed by the Royal Government of Cambodia in 2007, ratification actions currently in process) Support to 18 local service providers will permit to remove existing barriers for long term-benefit and to provide, on a short-term basis, services to 400 men and women with disabilities and/or families living with disability (M:200, F:200) as described in 3.4. Intervention at local government level, through the existing planning process (CIP), with strong involvement from local authorities and local Disabled People’s Organizations (2 DPOs), will ensure long term sustainable changes; Total Project Budget: £442,506 DFID Funding: €583,003

HIUK

  • Disability and livelihood services' access Cambodia This initiative intends to achieve change both at individual and community level. At individual level, the project will give the opportunity to 1520 vulnerable men and women with disabilities and/or members of families living with disability (M:760, F:760, 70% men and women with disabilities, 30% families) to access socioeconomic opportunities and to develop their skills. The development of income generating activities will not only contribute to alleviate poverty (household budget increase), but it will also lead to individual empowerment. Indeed, in a country where productivity is considered as a crucial factor of social recognition, the project will help women and men with disabilities and/or their families, through economic activity, to take control over their life, to gain self confidence and to get a chance to actively participate into both family and community life and decision making. At community level, the project intends to change perceptions on the socioeconomic potential of persons with disabilities and to support disability inclusion into both service provision and local government management (24 communes). In line with legal provisions and policies promoting equal access and representation, existing both in Cambodia (Law on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities adopted in July 2009 and National Plan of Actions for Persons with Disabilities adopted in November 2008) and at international level (UNCRPD signed by the Royal Government of Cambodia in 2007, ratification actions currently in process) Support to 18 local service providers will permit to remove existing barriers for long term-benefit and to provide, on a short-term basis, services to 400 men and women with disabilities and/or families living with disability (M:200, F:200) as described in 3.4. Intervention at local government level, through the existing planning process (CIP), with strong involvement from local authorities and local Disabled People’s Organizations (2 DPOs), will ensure long term sustainable changes; Total Project Budget: £442,506 DFID Funding: €590,218

HIUK

Find Your Feet

Homeless International

Water Works

  • Empowering Malawian rural communities to meet their water, sanitation and hygiene needs through improved hygiene awareness and practice and innovative, sustainable technology The project aims to reduce the prevalence of water, sanitation and hygiene related disease in 50 communities with a population of 8,500 in Chitedzi, Malili, Malawi. This will be achieved by empowering community members to meet their water, sanitation and hygiene needs. Firstly, Health Surveillance Assistants (HSAs) from the Chitedzi health centre will mobilise the communities to address and improve their water, sanitation and hygiene behaviours through the application of the approaches Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) and Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST). Secondly, Water Works will assist the communities to meet their water, sanitation and hygiene goals through protecting water resources with simple, innovative and sustainable hand pump technology and supporting households to construct latrines and hand washing systems. Finally, Water Works will establish a water pump repair service to ensure that all 96 water points installed by Water Works since 2010 remain operational. Total Project Budget: £177,835 DFID Funding: £131,514

Lepra

Youth Net and Counselling (YONECO)

  • Empowering young girls and boys (10-24) in Chikwawa and Mangochi District of Southern Malawi to manage sexual and reproductive health risks. Project seeks to contribute to reduced new STI and HIV infection and reduced teenage pregnancies among young people 10- 24 in Mangochi and Chikwawa districts. Key strategies include improving access to YFHS for adolecsents and youths, improving knowledge on SRHR through deliverly of CSE to primary school learners and out of school youths and creation of enabling environment by improving community and parental support. The project has so far reached to community leaders, teachers, health workers, communities and parents in and out of school young people. These groups benefitted through the capacity building trainings condcuted in parenting, CSE, Peer education and awareness raising session. The project has also reach out to the health advisory committees. on going CSE, parenting and community awareness sessions have been undertaken. The proejct has registered referrals, knwoeldge and skills increase among young people. a good number of young people reached are demonstrating knowledge and skill in comprehensive sexuallity education and the importance of accessing YFHS. The project has also registered improved parental altitude towards young people's access to YFHS. Total Project Budget: £321,502 DFID Funding: £223,802

CODA International Training

  • END AIDS Portal The End AIDS portal is an innovative project that responds to the acute shortage of health personnel in most health centres delivering ARVs. It also provides an opportunity for people who are not free to seek medical advice from health service providers to ask this same kind of information in the comfort of their homes or any other place without their identity being known. The End AIDS Portal is a web based intervention that uses cell phones to access health information anonymously. The resource is run for and by people living with HIV. It uses text messages to reach out to people living with HIV and the affected who are marginalised and lack safe access to support and services such as sex workers or men who have sex with men without exposing them to stigma and discrimination or even prosecution. So far, the portal has demonstrated potential in filling the information and service delivery gaps that currently exist in health facilities. Total Project Budget: £249,384 DFID Funding: £246,884

ADRA-UK

  • Enhancing Livelihoods of Smallholder farmers in Central Terai Districts of Nepal (ELIVES) Elives project is implemented in Bara, Rautahat, Sarlahi and Mahottari districts. These districts rank lowly in the overall Human Development Index (HDI) as well as in Human Poverty Index (HPI). In spite of potential in goat and vegetable sub-sectors, productivity remain low in these districts. Private sector service providers are largely absent outside of the district head quarters and towns making it practically impossible for poor households to take advantage of commercial agricultural opportunities. There are weak links with key value chain actors, such as input suppliers, service providers and output buyers. Smallholder farmers are unable to make informed decisions due to lack of information on technology and markets. Project interventions will support government's effort to reach to smallholder farmers in commercial livestock and agricultural development through local capacity building and strengthening market linkages.; Total Project Budget: £1,848,584 DFID Funding: £1,333,762

BasicNeeds

  • Enhancing maternal mental health and livelihoods of vulnerable pregnant women and mothers and their children to realise maternal and child health in Ghana BasicNeeds Ghana will enhance the mental health of pregnant women and mothers, and through this improve health outcomes for young children. This will be achieved through strengthening existing health services in Ghana to anticipate the specific mental health needs of pregnant women and mothers, alongside efforts towards income generation for vulnerable individuals. Work with individuals and communities will promote positive behaviours to reduce stigma and discrimination in relation to mental ill health through various communications strategies, whilst service users will be better organised to advocate for quality maternal mental health services. Total Project Budget: £892,799 DFID Funding: £377,124

SOS Sahel International UK

  • Environmental Rehabilitation in Southern Ethiopia The project will increase agricultural productivity and household incomes, while reversing processes of ecological degradation, by introducing Farmer-Led Integrated Watershed Management (FLIWM) in Lake Boyo catchment, SNNPR, Ethiopia. Total Project Budget: £630,480 DFID Funding: £269,678

Street Child

  • Every Child in School Increasing access to quality primary education in Sierra Leone and Liberia.; Total Project Budget: £967,239 DFID Funding: £964,419

HIUK

AfriKids

Living Earth Foundation

Hand in Hand International

  • GPAF-IMP-108 GPAF-IMP-108 Reducing poverty and gender disparity in Sarepul Province of Afghanistan by improving household incomes and financial resilience for rural women through enterprise and job creation; Total Project Budget: £1,425,472 DFID Funding: £1,494,578

Hand in Hand International

  • GPAF-IMP-108 GPAF-IMP-108 Reducing poverty and gender disparity in Sarepul Province of Afghanistan by improving household incomes and financial resilience for rural women through enterprise and job creation; Total Project Budget: £1,425,472 DFID Funding: £1,494,578

Act4Africa

  • Health Education and Livelihoods Reducing HIV /AIDS through healthcare & business enterprise training , for out of school adolescent girls and young women and through delivery of HIV services to people in rural Uganda; Total Project Budget: £252,431 DFID Funding: £220,515

One to One Children's Fund

Excellent Development

  • Improved Food Security for women, men and children in Makueni County, Kenya, through increased access to water and food production This project will improve food security for people in Makueni County, Kenya through increased access to water and food production. With community SHGs who have identified their own priorities driving change, this project will enable men, women and children from rural farming HHs to reduce time and distance to collect water, improve food production and improve health and nutrition. 22,000 members of the wider community will also benefit from improved water access. ; Total Project Budget: £70,073 DFID Funding: £542,606

Twin

Project Harar

PROTECTING FAMILIES AGAINST HIV/AIDS (PREFA)

mothers2mothers South Africa

Haiti Hospital Appeal

World Wide Fund for Nature - Pakistan

Interburns

  • Improving clinical outcomes for 10,000 burn patients in Bangladesh and Nepal by implementing improved standards of burn care Interburns has developed the first set of operational standards for burns services in Low and Middle Income Countries, guidelines that define the staff skills and knowledge, equipment and operational capabilities required to achieve good outcomes for burn patients, despite limited resources. This project will pilot the standards in Bangladesh and Nepal, using training and education programmes to drive improvements in burn care in 14 selected burn services across both countries, ranging from small rural units to national burn centres in Dhaka and Kathmandu. The project will address a target population of more than 10,000 burn patients - the majority children and young women - improving the quality of care they receive and reducing the massive burden of preventable suffering, death and disability from burn injuries in Bangladesh and Nepal. Total Project Budget: £220,500 DFID Funding: £124,656

World Child Cancer UK

  • Improving diagnosis, treatment and care for children with cancer in Myanmar World Child Cancer UK\'s project will reduce poverty and work towards the achievement of MDGs 1, 4 and 6 in improving diagnosis, treatment and care for children with cancer in Myanmar by building capacity through a twinning partnership between Yangon Children\'s Hospital and hospitals in the UK and USA - Guy\'s and St Thomas\' NHS Foundation Trust and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.; Total Project Budget: £288,558 DFID Funding: £211,493

Digital Campus

Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund

World Wide Fund for Nature - Pakistan

  • Improving Livelihood of Fisher Communities in Central Indus Wetlands Complex Ecologically, Central Indus Wetlands Complex (CIWC) is one of the most significant stretchesof wetlands in the country. It includes braided, and meandering river channels, islands, dhands or oxbow lakes and seasonally flooded depressions in the floodplain. This region covers three wetlands protected areas under the provincial wildlife legislations: i) Chashma Barrage Wildlife Sanctuary, ii) Taunsa Barrage Wildlife Sanctuary, and iii) Indus Dolphin Reserve. The first two are located in Punjab Province and the third in Sindh Province. Because of their socio-ecological significance, these protected areas are also designated as Ramsar Sites.Part of the CIWC is included in the Indus Eco-region, a Global 200 Eco-region that serves as an important migratory route, the famous Indus Flyway, and also the habitat for several threatened bird and animal species. Majority of the people living in CIWC are below the poverty line without any basic facilities. Further, low development in the area perpetuate a variety of socio-economic problems such as poverty, limited income earning opportunities, income disparity, and dependence on agriculture, fishing and other natural resource based income sources. Fishermen residing along the banks of the River Indus have a key stake in the sustainable use of these wetlands and associated biodiversity resources. With the financial support of Department for International Development (DFID) under its Global Poverty Action Fund (GPAF), WWF - Pakistanis implementing a project titled “Improving Livelihoods of Fisher Communities in Central Indus, Pakistan”. The project spans over a period of three years for the entire 780 km long stretch of Central Indus focussing at improving the livelihoods of at least 1,700 households of fishermen with an average size of 10 person per household. The project plans to support poverty-environment nexus. Total Project Budget: ₨1,944,303 DFID Funding: £90,098

Women for Women International (UK)

  • Improving Livelihoods and Rights Awareness for Socially-Excluded Nigerian Women through Vocational Training and Men’s Engagement The project will provide 4,500 disadvantaged women in rural Enugu, Nigeria, with a holistic programme of support that will enable them to build agribusiness skills; boost incomes; know their rights; and improve participation in household and community decision making. The project will also contribute to creating a local environment that supports women's leadership and economic contribution through the training of 150 male leaders on women’s rights who will, in turn, engage 1,500 male community and family members to increase awareness.; Total Project Budget: £958,979 DFID Funding: £948,641

Women for Women International (UK)

  • Improving livelihoods for 6,000 marginalised women in DRC and supporting their access to land This project will provide 6,000 socially-excluded women in South Kivu, DRC with a holistic training programme that will enable them to understand their rights; gain agricultural skills; access land and credit; and increase incomes. It will contribute to creating an enabling environment for women by training 1,500 male leaders on women’s rights and strategies to facilitate these rights; and by placing women’s right to access land on DRC’s development agenda via research and advocacy.; Total Project Budget: £858,063 DFID Funding: £858,028

Samaritan's Purse UK

Welbodi Partnership

Women and Children First (UK)

  • Improving maternal and newborn health for women and newborns in Nkhotakota District, Malawi Empowering rural women to access quality maternal and newborn health services in Nkhotakota, Malawi. Direct beneficiaries are 52,976 women and 11,517 newborns. Our innovation is to combine evidence that mobilising communities reduces maternal and newborn mortality with MaiKhanda’s experience that facilitating community/facility dialogue and communities and holding healthcare providers accountable can improve maternal and newborn health services.; Total Project Budget: £246,101 DFID Funding: £228,133

Women and Children First (UK)

  • Improving maternal and newborn health in Bogra District, Bangladesh This project seeks to improve maternal and newborn health in Bogra District, Bangladesh. A total 22,307 women of reproductive age (aged 15-44), 5,819 girls aged 10-14 and 5,019 newborns will benefit directly from the project. These benefits will be achieved through three complementary approaches – facilitating women’s groups; establishing referral and communication systems between communities and health facilities; and supporting advocacy with decision-makers. These approaches will improve maternal and newborn health by enabling community members, health workers and policy-makers to take action to improve maternal and newborn health care and care-seeking behaviour, service quality and accessibility and policy.; Total Project Budget: £249,825 DFID Funding: £177,691

Feed the Minds

  • Improving maternal health and infant survival rates in Pakistan Project This project aims to improve maternal health and infant survival rates for rural communities in Pakistan by (1) Improving access to antenatal and post-natal care and delivery services for pregnant women and (2) Fostering improved health and hygiene practices amongst amongst community members that affect women and girls. These outcomes will be achieved through the development of the following outputs: 1. Establishing Women\'s Health Committees in each rural village to coordinate health education initiatives and ensure access to community midwifery services for the most marginalised women; 2. Providing health education programmes to raise awareness and change behaviour in health and hygiene practices amongst women and girls. 3. Establishing a network of trained community midwives to provide antenatal and post-natal care and delivery services for pregnant women. 4. Building the capacity of communities to advocate for improved health services, particularly for mother and child health. ; Total Project Budget: £240,036 DFID Funding: £234,542

Abaseen Foundation UK

  • Improving maternal health and reducing child mortality through developing health service delivery in North West Pakistan. The project will significantly extend the range of health care service provision at Baghbanan Health Centre in North West Pakistan, for approximately 29,800 women, men, girls and boys from Baghbanan community. This will improve their health status and contribute to achieving MDG4 and MDG5 in this poor and marginalised population with limited access to affordable primary health care. Staff and local health care providers will be recruited locally and trained, thus building capacity for a sustainable future. Total Project Budget: £231,290 DFID Funding: £221,657

Y Care International

  • Improving sexual and reproductive health and resilience of vulnerable young women in four districts of Bangladesh Marginalized young women and men in 22 villages in Bangladesh will receive support in livelihoods, gender equality, sexual reproductive health (SRH), disaster risk reduction (DRR), and advocacy, creating an enabling environment for 3350 women and 1580 men (aged 15-24) to make positive and informed choices about their SRH, ultimately empowering women to delay first pregnancies and space births. Total Project Budget: £681,953 DFID Funding: £412,126

War on Want NI

Vision Aid Overseas

Carers Worldwide

  • Improving the physical and mental health, promoting social inclusion and increasing the household income of carers of mentally ill individuals in Nepal Based in Baglung and Myagdi districts in the Western region of Nepal, the project will work with 1500 unpaid family carers of individuals with mental illness. As a result of the project: - medical and counselling facilities for carers will be strengthened - 60 carers mutual support groups will be formed and operational - alternative care and respite arrangements for carers will be set up and working - carers will have access to livelihoods and skills training opportunities - support will be in place to enable child carers to attend school regularly - capacity of the partner organisation in Nepal, local government staff, community volunteers and carers will be strengthened to promote needs of carers and advocate for policy change; Total Project Budget: £220,308 DFID Funding: £214,540

Blue Ventures Conservation

Pump Aid

  • Improving the sustainability of safe water, good hygiene and sanitation practices for rural communities in Malawi This project will meet the need of rural Malawi communities for a clean, safe, reliable source of drinking water which is easily maintained by the households which will benefit from it. We will build, with community support, 1,500 Elephant (rope) Pumps (500 per annum) to provide a protected source of clean water to approximately 150,000 people who currently have no access to safe water supplies, and we will work with communities to embed good practice and increase sustainability.; Total Project Budget: £1,193,582 DFID Funding: £1,190,410

All We Can (formerly Methodist Relief and Development Fund)

  • Improving Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Central Uganda This project is increasing access to clean water and adequate sanitation for 26,376 community members and 3,600 children in 63 underserved villages of Uganda. To ensure the benefits of the project are maintained, delivery of water and sanitation facilities is combined with hygiene and sanitation education and the formation and capacity building of 138 Community Based Organisations and 9 School Health Clubs. Beneficiaries are also be trained to lobby for better government services related to water, sanitation and health provisions. Total Project Budget: £618,016 DFID Funding: £477,011

Association for Reproductive and Family Health

  • Improving Youth Reproductive Health in Northern Nigeria Project- YOUTH ACCESS “Improving Youth Reproductive Health in Northern Nigeria (Y-ACCESS)” project is a capacity strengthening and reproductive health improvement project targeting adolescents and young people (aged 10 – 24 years) for demand, uptake and delivery of comprehensive youth friendly reproductive health (RH) services. The goal of the project is to contribute to the reduction of the impact of poverty and improve the reproductive health status of adolescents and young people in the project states. The purpose of the project is to scale-up the availability and access to comprehensive reproductive health services for adolescents and young people. To achieve this, the project is: • strengthening the capacity of health service providers to provide quality and comprehensive reproductive health services to adolescents and young people, • improving knowledge and skills of adolescents and young people, to access reproductive health information and services • as well as improving social, financial and policy environment that enable young people exercise their rights in accessing reproductive health information and services Young people (aged 10-24 years) are direct beneficiaries on the project and other secondary beneficiaries are health care workers (from both formal and informal sectors), community gatekeepers and policy/decision makers at state and LGA levels. Total Project Budget: £1,024,293 DFID Funding: £835,179

Exeter Ethiopia Link

  • Inclusive Education Project Supporting the implementation of Ethiopian Inclusive Education Policy in 6 districts over 3 years in Western Ethiopia; Total Project Budget: £33,187 DFID Funding: £51,759

ACORD

Zimbabwe Educational Trust

  • Increasing access, enrolment and retention in primary education, through increased birth and death registration, for children in Bulawayo and Matabeleland Provinces, Zimbabwe. Working in the Bulawayo and Matabeleland provinces of Zimbabwe, in association with our project delivery partner Trinity Project Trust, the project will engage communities in a dialogue about the ways in which the non-registration of births and parental deaths can hinder a child’s access to education and other services. By increasing awareness of these issues, and through the provision free legal services and advice, it will help orphans and other vulnerable children access these important documents. This will enable children to enrol in education and improve their access to inheritance and government support, which will allow them to finance their education and bring them out of poverty.; Total Project Budget: £74,059 DFID Funding: £68,603

Samaritan's Purse UK

  • Increasing access to clean water and improved sanitation and hygiene edcuation for 48,000 people in the Karamoja sub-region of Uganda. This three-year project is designed to improve the health of 48,000 community members in Napak and Nakapiripirit through improved access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene. A total of 120 boreholes will be constructed or rehabilitated, with households practicing safe sanitation and hygiene, resulting in a decrease in diarrhoeal diseases, especially in children under 5. Women and girls will gain awareness of menstrual hygiene management leading to better health and well-being. Total Project Budget: £453,547 DFID Funding: £448,162

CIFAL Scotland

Bees for Development Trust

  • Increasing household income and enhancing livelihood resilience of vulnerable families and youth through beekeeping training and honey market development in Amhara, Ethiopia. The project, seeks to contribute to the reduction of poverty in the Amhara region of Ethiopia. The key intended outcome of the project is increased and improved livelihoods resilience for 4410 vulnerable people in Bahir Dar Zuria and Dera Districts of Amhara, Ethiopia. This will be achieved through the following outputs (i) target beekeepers will have improved access to market through enhanced commercial competitiveness of TZ co-op and independent Honey Traders, (ii) target beneficiaries (new beekeepers) have the input, skills and knowledge to practice beekeeping and produce honey and beeswax (iii) government extension services have strengthened capacity to deliver improved apiculture support (iv) small business entrepreneurs have capacity to generate income from the sale of items associated the honey economy.; Total Project Budget: £79,791 DFID Funding: £245,000

Amref Health Africa in Ethiopia

  • Increasing safe and informed decision making on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights by young people in North Shewa Zone of Amhara Region, Ethiopia Ethiopia is among the poorest countries in the world, according to the HDI of the UNDP (2014) the country ranks 173 out of 187 countries. With 80 million people it has the second largest population in Africa. According to the SRH strategy (2007-2015) young people (10 – 24) are making up almost one third of the total population heavily pressuring the demand for health services, education and employment (FMoH, 2008). Needs in the area of SRHR are very high in Ethiopia. The maternal mortality ratio remains as high as 676 per 100,000 live births (EDHS, 2011). The lifetime risk of a woman dying during pregnancy or childbirth is at 1 in 52, compared to 1 in 10,000 in developed countries (data.worldbank.org). The project aims to contribute to the achievement of maternal health, poverty reduction and gender equity through improved SRHR of young people in North Shewa. The project anticipates the following changes in young people will have increased accessibility, availability and quality of SRHR information; young people will have increased accessibility, availability and quality of SRH services; c) young people will experience a more supportive environment to exercise their SRHR; young people will have more capacity in SRHR project design, planning and implementation; out of school young people will be empowered through income-generating activities. The programme will be implemented between 2015 and 2018 by the SRH Alliance in Ethiopia by Amref Health Africa, Family Guidance association in Ethiopia, YNSD and TaYA. Total Project Budget: £530,022 DFID Funding: £753,399

Motivation

United Mission to Nepal

Homeless International

  • Innovative partnerships for water and sanitation delivery in Kenya The project will increase access to improved and sustainable water and sanitation in Nairobi and Kisumu, Kenya, benefiting 30,580 slum dwellers with improved water supply and 13,400 with improved sanitation. This will be achieved by building their capacity to implement and manage infrastructure, promoting greater involvement of the urban poor in basic service delivery and governance, and better collaboration between civil society and infrastructure providers; Total Project Budget: £430,469 DFID Funding: £401,521

Rahnuma-Family Planning Assocation of Pakistan

  • Integrating Education Health and Income generation services for 14,000 school students, their mothers and families, in Pakistan. This is a synergistic project, connecting three ongoing initiatives related to Sexual and Reproductive Health education, services and improving livelihoods. Using the platform of schools, the project will reach out to adolescents, their mothers and families in ten districts of Pakistan, to increase knowledge and access to nutrition and Sexual and Reproductive Health services, improve health and education outcomes, as well as to empower women and benefit deserving families through enhancement of their employment skills and provision of micro-credit facilities for income generation. ; Total Project Budget: £238,521 DFID Funding: ₨311,383

APT Action on Poverty

  • Livelihood and Food Security for Vulnerable People in Sierra Leone Rural communities in Sierra Leone face chronic poverty with inadequate incomes, food and nutrition, especially children, vulnerable mothers. 60% of the population are living on < $1.25/day (UNDP, DFID), in extreme poverty. 45% have insufficient year round food, 36% <5yrs suffer chronic malnutrition. Gender and disability discrimination, under/unemployment of youths exacerbate impoverishment. Through a proven sustainable CBO support model these vulnerable groups will be targeted in 15 communities (6000 households; >34,000 people) in Moyamba District to improve livelihoods and food security, through access to resources, markets, knowledge, skills on agriculture, enterprise; with integrated inputs on women’s/youths’ empowerment and wellbeing. Total Project Budget: £727,830 DFID Funding: £211,302

Food for the Hungry UK

  • Livestock market development to alleviate poverty for Kenyan pastoralists and traders The project will reduce poverty for 45,900 rural pastoralists and traders by improving livestock-based income generating opportunities in three markets in northern Kenya. This will take place through activities that will strengthen community management of livestock markets; increasing market vibrancy by linking traders, producers and bankers; and facilitating discussions within the community regarding optimum use of the market.; Total Project Budget: £367,562 DFID Funding: £244,999

Cyan International

  • Maternal health education for women and men in order to reduce maternal mortality ratio and achieve access to reproductive health for 2,000 women in rural Afghanistan. The project will improve maternal health for over 2,000 women in a remote province of Afghanistan. Both women and men from over 100 local communities will receive Birth and Life Saving Skills (BLiSS) training, which teaches basic lessons on how to improve the health and survival of mothers and babies. By the end of the project we expect to see 27% more women accessing antenatal care and other health services, hygienic births with 15% more births attended by skilled health personnel, better postnatal practices such as breastfeeding within the first hour, and 45% more men positively engaging with maternal health issues.; Total Project Budget: £161,481 DFID Funding: £132,219

Child-to-Child

HIUK

Leonard Cheshire Disability

  • Promoting the provision of inclusive primary education for children with disabilities in Mashonaland West Province, Zimbabwe This project will work in 1 province in Zimbabwe to demonstrate to the government the viability and impact of LCDIs’ inclusive education (IE) model on providing education for disabled girls and boys in mainstream primary schools, contributing to MDG2. The project will enrol and retain 2241 disabled children. The project will embed policy change in the MoE, and IE approaches in schools and local communities to ensure sustainable outcomes. ; Total Project Budget: £1,044,166 DFID Funding: £1,423,388

Emmanuel International UK

BRAC International

  • Provision of quality primary education for 9,000 out of school children in South Sudan This project will provide three years covering four years of quality primary education to 9,000 out-of-school children aged 8-11 (60% girls) from poor and marginalised families, enabling them to then access government schools and further livelihood opportunities, supported by their families and communities. The project will also train and build the capacity of 330 women as teachers and community organisers, providing them with improved skills and sustainable livelihood opportunities. ; Total Project Budget: £3,253,543 DFID Funding: £2,144,755

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Disability and Development Partners

Cyan International

  • Reducing maternal mortality and improving maternal health in a rural, remote area of Afghanistan The Birth and Life Saving Skills (BLiSS) course is a series of participatory training sessions delivered in the beneficiaries’ villages, teaching topics of birth preparedness, complication readiness and safer birthing practices. The courses have been specifically designed to be culturally and context relevant for Afghanistan and appropriated according to gender and low literacy levels. Working within a paternalistic and hierarchical society, the BLiSS course is delivered to women of child-bearing age, men and older women, as it is often the mothers-in-law along with the husbands who are responsible for making decisions about the care and treatment of pregnant woman, particularly should any difficulties arise. It is therefore important to include men and older women for women of child bearing age to experience improved outcomes in their maternal health. The project also improves the collective knowledge of the community, as people often discuss together, in informal settings, what to do, both in preparing and if problems arise. The project seeks to increase knowledge, leading to improved practice in the following areas: • Birth preparedness: Basic good maternal health practice such as the importance of regular antenatal care visits, good nutrition, taking vitamins, drinking 6-8 cups of water a day. For men, this helps to improve their awareness, so they are more accepting, supportive and can make safer choices on behalf of their wife. A key action is for men to save money so the wife can afford to travel to the clinic for check-ups, if there are complications prior to or during birth, and for necessary medications. • Complication readiness: Recognising the distance and difficulty in accessing health clinics, it is important to recognise the warning signs of complication so they can be ready to seek professional medical help. The course teaches the importance for high-risk pregnancies to travel ahead of time to the clinic, the importance of saving money to pay for transport or medical bills, and what can be done in the home if they are unable to travel to the clinic. • Safer birthing practices: Due to the prevalence of unchallenged and unsafe traditional birthing practices, the BLiSS course teaches why these practices are potentially harmful to mother and baby, and replaces these with knowledge of good practice. The safer practices can be applied at home, often with the support of local women and traditional birth attendants, such as using the Birth Kit and breastfeeding within the first hour. Meetings are held with village leaders before any courses start, to gain permission for courses to be hosted locally, for local women to be identified as local trainers, and for courses to be promoted (often by word of mouth). Total Project Budget: £149,257 DFID Funding: £10,470

Interburns

  • Reducing mortality and morbidity from burn injuries by transforming national programmes of burn care and prevention in Bangladesh and Nepal. Quality improvement for burn services is a proven tool for reducing death and disability from burns, especially amongst young women and children. While primary prevention is crucial, secondary and tertiary prevention - reducing the severity of injuries and decreasing the frequency and severity of disability after an injury respectively - are also important strategies in reducing the burden of mortality and morbidity. The WHO estimates that the provision of adequate burn care in LMICs could reduce the overall mortality rate from burns by 30%. By working with 14 government and NGO burn services in Bangladesh and Nepal, Interburns will be reaching an annual patient population of approximately 35,000 patients, including 6,000 inpatients (typically with major, severe or complex burns that cause serious disability or death) and 29,000 outpatients (with smaller burns that can still result in burn contractures and cause significant disability if improperly treated). The great majority of these patients are among the poorest members of society who cannot afford private health care. Burn injuries and the high cost of treatment have a devastating impact on already impoverished families and communities. It is widely recognised in the international burn community that hospital admissions only represent the ‘top of the pyramid’ and a huge burden of burn injuries never reach health services. Community-level interventions including research, awareness-raising and primary prevention programmes are absolutely vital in reducing death and disability from burns. This programme will build on the foundations of GPAF-INN-034 and move beyond the service focus of that project to introduce community-level primary prevention and coordinated national programmes in burn prevention. Total Project Budget: £249,850 DFID Funding: £141,514

Concern Worldwide (UK)

  • Reducing Poverty for Extremely Poor Men and Women by Increasing Sustainable Income, Improving Food Security, and Enhancing Social and Political Participation in the District of Layyah, Pakistan This project targets one of Punjab’s most remote and vulnerable Districts, which falls in the top-five Districts with more than 31 per cent of the population living beneath the poverty line (Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 2013). Under this project, the six-most vulnerable Union Councils (UCs) of Choubara Tehsil have been identified for various interventions aimed at assisting the extreme poor who have severely limited resources/assets or very low returns on assets, which are contributing to their vulnerability and poverty. To contribute to poverty reduction and improve food security in target areas, the primary project activities include: improvement of agricultural techniques; introduction of high-efficiency irrigation systems; capacity-building/awareness-raising of communities on various topics (Disaster Risk Management, advocacy, participatory development/management, equality/human rights, among others); and development of entrepreneurship skills to diversify livelihoods/income sources. Throughout the project, Concern/partners are also facilitating the involvement of Government departments to bridge the gap between communities/authorities, which will help ensure that communities become more self-reliant in the long term with the linkages necessary to advocate for their development needs in the future. ; Total Project Budget: £1,438,505 DFID Funding: £1,344,002

PHASE Worldwide

  • Reducing the Impact of Poverty on Maternal and Child Health by Improving Food Security and Access to Basic Health Services for 18,000 people in the Karnali Region of Western Nepal This project will contribute to reducing maternal and child deaths within a total population of 18,000 living in poverty in the Karnali Region, West Nepal. Poor health is linked to malnutrition and lack of access to health services; we will improve access to nutritious foods and basic health services, specifically for mothers and children (but also everyone else in the community). Support to government health services, health education and work with women’s groups will ensure people have access to and use health services appropriately and attend early with treatable illness; preventative services will help reduce illness. Food security will be improved through seed and stock distribution, access to better stud goats and training for male and female farmers in animal fodder production, soil management, irrigation methods and vegetable / vegetable seed production. ; Total Project Budget: £249,991 DFID Funding: £239,538

Food for the Hungry UK

Concern Worldwide (UK)

Hope and Homes for Children

  • Regional action to reduce reliance on institutional care and fight child poverty in East and Southern Africa through a capacity building approach This project will be capacity in ESA to reduce reliance on institutional care and fight child poverty. We will build the capacity of the social workforce in Rwanda to support over 38,512 children in family and community based care. We will forge partnerships in 5 countries including Rwanda, building the capacity of national partners to implement family strengthening and community based child protection in their own countries and to in turn build capacity within their local NGO network. We will capture the learning and evidence to empower stakeholders to drive regional reform. Total Project Budget: £2,373,480 DFID Funding: £1,900,710

Children in Crisis

  • Reviving Primary Education in Rural Communities of Sierra Leone The aim of this project is to reduce poverty through realising the educational rights of 15,000 children, who have few opportunities to access a good quality education. The project will lead to: improved completion, participation and quality of education; improved attitudes and practice towards girls’ education; and increased school capacity to mobilise human and financial resources to address pupil’s needs. ; Total Project Budget: £614,382 DFID Funding: £613,538

Y Care International

Sense International

  • SI India The main purpose of the project is to expand services provided to deafblind children and young adults through two Regional and six State Learning Centres across India. This project ensures that, in the target areas, newborns are screed for deafblindness and early intervention services are available; deafblind children have access to education and deafblind young adults have opportunity for income generation. In addition we also build capacities of government teachers to educate deafblind children and also we gave skills to parents and deafblind persons to advocate for their rights with local and national governments. Total Project Budget: £684,191 DFID Funding: £469,793

Stromme Foundation

  • Skills Building for Empowerment and Self-reliance Among Out of School Adolescent Girls in Northern Uganda and South Sudan (SHONGLAP) The program has enabled 75% of the girls to become agents of change within their communities. They raise awareness on communicable diseases, personal hygiene, and proper nutrition. This has translated into improved households. This in turn is beginning to reduce the negative trend of marginalization of girls’education and the poverty that emerges from it. The girls have gone out to schools and shared their learnings on Child rights, life skills, dangers of early marriages and pregnancies. This is expected to reduce on school dropout rates Through Advocacy activities like community outreaches the girls have been able to target social values and cultural norms that promote child marriage and early childbearing. The Adolescent girls have acquired various life skills and Occupational skills. They have become more confident, assertive and are participating more and more in household decision making. Increased Local government and parental participation in the program has been registered. Total Project Budget: £600,000 DFID Funding: £501,679

Street Child

  • Street Child Protection Network Sierra Leone Creating a street child protection network in 5 towns in Sierra Leone to protect the rights of 3200 street children, including increasing access to education and strengthening family relationships.; Total Project Budget: £518,584 DFID Funding: £507,384

HIUK

Feed the Minds

  • Sustainable agricultural livelihood and income enhancement for 2,500 women farmers in northern Sierra Leone through skills training and gaining access to markets This project aims to increase the income of 2,500 rural women farmers in 50 villages and increase their ability to use this income to reduce household poverty (benefitting 17,500 dependents) in Bombali District, Sierra Leone. This will be achieved through the establishment of 50 women’s farming cooperatives that are trained in improved agricultural techniques and business skills. Alongside this, gender awareness training and advocacy activities will be delivered in cooperative communities and Village Monitoring Committees will be established to give women increased power to decide on the use of extra income. Total Project Budget: £249,739 DFID Funding: £244,403

Send a Cow Uganda

  • Sustainable Agro-Enterprise Development Programme Sustainable Agro-Enterprise Development Programme is a three year (2012/13-2014/15) GB £ 1.41m intervention targeting 1600 (85% female) small holder subsistence farmers in post conflict eastern and northern Uganda to increase household income to more than US$1 a day and farm production by 3 fold. Farmers will be organised in producer associations and trained in market-oriented sustainable integrated farming, value chain development and climate change adaptation. ; Total Project Budget: £996,837 DFID Funding: £964,267

Street Child

  • Sustainable Schools in Tambakha Safeguarding 4,000 children in primary education in remote communities in Tambakha Chiefdom in the Bombali district of Sierra Leone. Improving net enrolment and completion rates through sustainability initiatives, including training 100 teachers.; Total Project Budget: £366,605 DFID Funding: £366,638

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Trocaire (Northern Ireland)

  • To contribute towards resilient food security, increased income and gender equality of small holder farmers in Malawi. Trócaire, in partnership with 7 Malawian civil society organisations, will implement a three year food security, income generation and climate change adaptation programme in Southern Malawi, to improve progress towards MDGs 1 and 7. 12,225 households (67,000 people), including 8,509 headed by women, elderly or children, or those infected/affected by HIV, will benefit from greater access to food and income, and improved ability to adapt to and recover from droughts and floods.; Total Project Budget: £1,141,597 DFID Funding: £999,299

Target Tuberculosis

  • Touch Namuwongo urban TB/HIV control project To reduce TB and HIV related mortality and morbidity for 66,530 urban slum dwellers from Makindye Division, Kampala through improved access to essential TB and HIV/AIDS information, prevention, testing and treatment services; Total Project Budget: £141,953 DFID Funding: £268,026

Mannion Danniels

  • UK Aid Direct: A challenge fund designed to support the UK’s commitments to achieving the Global Goals. Funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), UK Aid Direct was established in 2014 as a successor to the Global Poverty Action Fund (GPAF), which was created in 2010. UK Aid Direct is a challenge fund designed to support the UK’s commitments to achieving the Global Goals. The aim of UK Aid Direct is to fund small- and medium-sized national and international civil society organisations (CSOs) to reduce poverty and work towards achieving the Global Goals. Specifically, UK Aid Direct funding reaches the most marginalised and vulnerable populations, supporting the DFID agenda to ‘leave no one behind’. This agenda can be achieved through funding projects that encompass service delivery, economic empowerment, strengthening accountability or generating social change. As a flexible fund, UK Aid Direct is designed to be an adaptive and demand-led fund that responds to DFID priorities of:\n\n- Strengthening global peace, security and governance\n\n- Strengthening resilience and response to crisis\n\n- Promoting global prosperity\n\n- Tackling extreme poverty and helping the world’s most vulnerable\n\n- Delivering value for money Total Project Budget: £321,453,915 DFID Funding: £67,736,694

Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP)

  • Water & Sanitation for Naivasha Peri-Urban Poor The project aims to decrease the proportion of women, men, girls and boys without access to sustainable, affordable sanitation and water supply services and lacking appropriate hygiene in low income peri-urban areas of Naivasha municipality and thereby contribute to MDGs 1, 4 and 7 in Kenya. Key outputs include increases in (1) supply of general purpose and fluoride risk-free water, (2) sanitation units constructed/upgraded, (3) hygienic practices and (4) service provider capacity.; Total Project Budget: £2,578,302 DFID Funding: £1,250,254

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