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Africa Grants Programme 2019 - 2020

Call for applications is now open!

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THET is delighted to announce a call for applications for Start-Up Grants. These grants form part of the third round of the Johnson & Johnson Africa Grants Programme, and offer the chance for UK institutions working in the fields of Essential Surgery and Anaesthesia, or Community Health, to form health partnerships with their counterparts working in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Africa Grants Programme, now in its third year, supports the training of health workers in LMICs, through engaging partnerships between health organisations in the UK and Ireland and their counterparts in Africa.  More information on the AGP and the projects funded in the first round of the grant programme is available here.

What are Health Partnerships?

A health partnership is typically a formalised relationship between a health institution in the UK and a counterpart health institution in a low-income country.  Health institutions can include NGOs working in global health, academic bodies, professional bodies, clinical networks, or healthcare facilities. In many cases, the partnerships are developed by institutions with complementary objectives and, on the UK side, are typically made up of volunteers from the UK partner institution.

Start-up Grants

The Start-up Grants will help to facilitate the development of new and effective health partnerships between UK institutions and their counterparts overseas working in Essential Surgery and Anaesthesia or Community Health. They are designed to meet the costs of the activities necessary to establish and formalise a health partnership and are up to the value of £10,000.

Eligibility for Start-up grants

  • Grant recipients are eligible institutions as stated in the Eligibility Criteria section of the Call for Applications document
  • Grant recipients are based in eligible countries (see Call for Applications document)
  • Applicants must show commitment to forming a long-term partnership
  • The partnership must be new or have been working together for six months or less
  • It will be expected that the start-up grant will fund a needs assessment. The results of this needs assessment will form part of the reporting
  • Based on the outcome of the needs assessment, the partnership may formalised with a Memorandum of Understanding and an initial health systems strengthening activity may be completed. While the nature of these may not be explicitly finalised before completion of the needs assessment, these can be included in the budget

How to Apply

Download the Start-up Grant Call for Applications, the Q&A Document and the Application Form. Submit your completed application form, along with letters of support from each of the partner institutions, to AGP@thet.org by midnight on Sunday 7th April 2019.

Grants will be awarded by the beginning of May, with projects starting from 1st June 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact THET’s Grants Management Team on 020 7290 3891 or AGP@thet.org .