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Call for proposals in Malawi or Ethiopia

Updates • Jan 2024

Toybox is seeking applications from local registered NGOs in Malawi or Ethiopia through its Hope for the Streets Fund.

The maximum budget is £40,000 for an initial one year pilot project and should focus on positively changing the lives of street connected children and young people in one or more of the following areas:

Birth Registration: Enabling children and young people in street situations (and their families) to access services and hold Governments to account

Formal/Non Formal/Alternative Education: Enhancing access and quality of education- and educational outcomes for Children in Street situations

Livelihoods: Empowering young people and caregivers in street situations to access opportunities to earn a decent wage from safe work to support their basic needs

Access to Justice: Supporting children and young people in street situations to navigate the juvenile justice system and appropriately reintegrate with their families and communities.

How to apply:

If you meet the criteria outlined below and that in the more detailed applicant guidelines, please submit a proposal and budget to [email protected] using the formats provided in the information pack by 25th February 2024.

The full information pack including the proposal and the budget template form can be found and downloaded here

To submit your application please download, save and complete the forms.

• Are a registered NGO and can provide proof of registration in Malawi or Ethiopia

• Are working in urban areas of Malawi or Ethiopia with strong community linkages

• Have NOT previously received funding from The Toybox Charity

• Average organisational income is less than £700,000/$885,000 a year

• Experienced in working with children and young people in street situations, supporting them to know and access their rights

• Proven track record of implementing successful child focused projects from various donors including at least two of the following sectors: Birth Registration, Education, Health/Nutrition (including mental health and menstrual hygiene), Economic Empowerment, Juvenile Justice, Child Rights/Advocacy, Inclusion and Family Reintegration/Positive Parenting

• The Pilot project can commence around 1st July 2024 and be completed by 30th June 2025

• Ability to scale up and implement a multi-year project if the project and partnership are deemed successful in meeting mutual goals

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