The Stars Foundation in the UK has announced the opening of its annual funding for NGOs around the world. The 2014 Stars Impact Awards is an opportunity to for “outstanding organisations working to improve the lives of disadvantaged children in countries with the highest rates of under-five mortality.”
The Stars Impact Awards consists of $100,000 unrestricted funding along with a a bespoke package of consultancy, PR support, and media training for the grant-winning NGOs. In addition to supporting four organizations, these Awards will choose Runners Up to offer $50,000 of unrestricted funding and consultancy support.
The Foundation invites NGOS in select countries of Africa-Middle East and Asia-Pacific and also from Latin America and the Caribbean. A total of 24 Awards will be split across these three regions and the four categories of Health, Education, Protection and WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene).
Applicants will be notified of the final outcome of the Impact Awards process by October 2014.
Is your organisation a locally registered non-profit-making organisation – a charity, non-governmental organisation, voluntary organisation or similar?
Does your organisation work directly or indirectly with children in one or more of the areas of Health, Education, Protection or WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)?
Is your organisation legally established and registered in one of these countries:
Africa-Middle East: Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Cote D’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Sao Tome & Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Asia-Pacific: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam.
Latin America-Caribbean: Bolivia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago.
Does your organisation have its own annual independently audited annual accounts?
Does your organisation have an annual income in its most recent set of independently audited annual accounts between US$200,000 and US$4,000,000 (or equivalent in local currency)?
Does your organisation have its own constitution?
Does your organisation have its own bank account?
Does your organisation have its own dedicated Board of Trustees/Directors?
Is your organisation open to staff and beneficiaries from different faiths?
Does your organisation have independent decision-making power and complete autonomy over how it spends its money?
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