Applications are currently been accepted for the 2018 Varkey Foundation Challenge Grant Fund for Organizations, only eligible applicants will be considered for this program.
Eligible countries: All
A maximum of $50,000 is available per grant.
The Challenge Fund has no restrictions on the countries applications must be from in order to be eligible. As long as you are a registered not-for-profit entity your application is welcome.
To be eligible, an Applicant must:
- Be a registered NGO / Charity & non-profit organisation;
- Be at least eighteen (18) years old at time of entry;
- teach or provide educational support to students between the ages – of 5 and 18;
- not be prohibited from participating in the Application or receiving the Grant under applicable law;
- not have a criminal record; and
- not have conducted themselves (by act or omission) in such a way as to bring the teaching profession or VF, its affiliates, or their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, and subsidiaries (“VF Parties”) into disrepute (as – may be determined at the sole discretion of VF).
- Previous applicants and winners are eligible to apply.
Please note that the VF will not fund:
- Applicants who do not demonstrate clearly how the proposed innovation will contribute to raising the status and capacity of the teaching profession.
- Applicants seeking funding to cover costs as part of an existing programme. While the VF will consider funding to introduce innovations in existing programmes if there is a clear rationale (for instance, responding to contextual changes or an identified programme gap), the Challenge Fund is not designed fill funding gaps or provide “top up” financing.
- Applicants who do not adequately define the proposed project’s geography, duration, and phasing. This does not have to be in the form of a detailed Workplan, however.
Selection Criteria. The judges will evaluate Applications based on the following criteria:
- Context of organisation: including geographic interest, level of funding, and strategic focus;
- Project rationale: including problem identification, clarity of proposed pathway to change;
- Project quality: including proposed partners, demonstrable understanding of the innovation being proposed, clearly thought-out challenges; and
- Project sustainability and potential for scale-up: including financial sustainability, use and communication of pilot results, quality of evidence gathered during pilot.
Read more about the Challenge Fund here.
Click here to apply.
Deadline: January 10, 2018
For more information, visit Varkey Foundation Challenge Fund.