“WORKING WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS” PROJECT (WWO)
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
WWO Grant 2017
Saigon Children’s Charity (SCC) is a UK-registered non-governmental organization which has been working in Vietnam supporting disadvantaged children with education since 1992. The vision for SCC is “to work towards the elimination of poverty in Vietnam through education”. And SCC’s mission is that “SCC enables disadvantaged children in Vietnam to reach their full potential through receiving a quality education relevant to their needs.”
“Working with Other Organisations” Programme has been established and developed by SCC since 2009. It came to existence in order to contribute essential resources to local organizations so that they can realize innovative ideas, share knowledge and know-how, or develop and/or replicate best practices in the field of education for children with disabilities which enable them to get their optimal development.
For the purposes of WWO SCC interprets the word ‘education’ very widely. This does not have to be curriculum based or school based, for instance. Education, in the general sense, is any act or experience that has a formative effect on the mind, character, or physical ability of an individual. In its technical sense, education is the process by which society deliberately transmits its accumulated knowledge, skills, and values from one generation to another. Education can also be defined as the process of becoming an educated person. An educated person refers to a person that has access to optimal states of mind regardless of the situation they are in. That person is able to perceive accurately, think clearly and act effectively to achieve self-selected goals and aspirations.
SCC defines ‘disability, for the purposes of this grant scheme as: “any disability, physical or mental, visible or invisible, which affects a child’s ability to access education or to learn to their full potential
In the framework of WWO Grant 2017, SCC would like to invite local organizations/agencies/social institutions to submit their project proposals which meet the criteria mentioned below.
2. Objectives of the WWO Grant 2017
This Grant aims at:
- Promoting the realization of new and creative ideas or approaches in education for children with disabilities, in order to find out and introduce approaches that are more effective for their best development;
- Promoting the development and/or replication of good models or best practices in education for children with disabilities, in order to bring about positive and long term changes in the overall education programme;
- Providing conditions and/or opportunities for local organizations/agencies/social institutions to update their knowledge, develop their skills and strengthen their capacity in the provision of education for children with disabilities; the areas of autism, cerebral palsy and intellectual disabilities are preferred;
- Bringing the connection, developing network and possible cooperation among relevant local organizations/agencies/social institutions through exchange sessions on knowledge, experiences, know-how, etc.
3. Target population
Local organizations/agencies/social institutions mentioned below are encouraged to apply:
- Social institutions that work directly with children with disabilities;
- Schools including special schools for children with disabilities and schools for children without disabilities;
- Governmental or private organisations / agencies that are working towards serving children with disabilities.
4. Geographical area for Grant
In the framework of WWO Grant 2017, proposals from local organizations / agencies/social institutions that are working in the South and South-Central Provinces will be preferred for selection and approval. Applications from outside the mentioned areas will be considered but the project will need to be exceptional to be preferred over the other ones.
The total budget of SCC for WWO Grant 2017 is estimated to be USD 50,000.
Normal funding will be between USD $3000 and around USD $5000. Applications that exceed this amount will be unlikely to be considered unless it proves to bring about remarkable impacts.
6. Selection criteria
The selection of proposals will be based on following criteria:
- Innovative: Projects that pilot new approach or method in provision of education to children with disabilities; or projects that apply best practices which are considered to have brought high effectiveness to their development;
- Possibility of development: Projects that bring about long term positive impact/changes directly or indirectly on the development children with disabilities;
- Possibility of connection and replication: Projects that create possibilities for sharing of information, knowledge, know-how, or cooperation with other relevant projects.
Note: Projects that propose to cover the cost of facilities, scholarships, monthly payments or vocational training are not met the selection criteria of WWO Grant 2017.
7. Selection and approval process
Step 1: After SCC has received all proposals from local organizations/ agencies/social institutions, appropriate proposals will be selected based on the criteria mentioned above;
Step 2: Local organizations/agencies/social institutions that have selected proposals will be contacted for consultation, discussion and/or clarification on necessary issues; proposals will be finalized based on mutual agreement; Some work will also be conducted to assess the organisational needs such as management, financial management, fundraising to determine if there are areas in which SCC and its partners might be able to help provide support for the further development of these kind of organisational functions. SCC will need to determine an organisations’ ability to properly and fully execute and manage the project. The lack of systems in anyone area will not negate the chances of an organisation receiving funding. It is an aspect of WWO that SCC recognises it will be working with some organisations that do not yet have every facet of their organisation running well – SCC and WWO are committed to supporting these organisations too and developing capacity and skills.
Step 3: Finalised proposals will be submitted to Panel members for consideration;
Step 4: A panel meeting will be organized for decision-making and for giving official approval of successful applicants;
Step 5: Results will be officially informed to all applicants by 30th March, 2017.
The next panel meeting will be held in January 2017 and decisions will be informed as soon after the meeting as possible. Please be aware that projects cannot be funded retrospectively and please do not commit any spending on behalf of WWO unless or until you have had signed agreement from us to do so.
8. List of documents need to be completed
- Grant application form (word format)
- Budget (excel format)
- Operational plan (excel format)
- Logical Framework (word format)
9. Submission of proposals
The proposals must be sent in time and via email to the following address: email@example.com
The deadline for receiving proposals will be at: 17:00, Friday 16th December, 2016
Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Ms Hien – WWO Project’s Manager – via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone number: (08) 39 30 35 02 (112)