The Kenya Community Development Foundation has announced the Giving for Change (GfC) programme for community-based and civil society organizations in the six programme implementation counties of Kisumu, Kakamega, Nairobi, Makueni, Busia, and Kwale in Kenya.
The Giving for Change programme aims to unlock the collective power of local communities, represented by Civil Society Actors, to express their opinion through community philanthropy through:
- Networking and supporting community formations to work collaboratively in the Counties and Nationally
- Awareness creation and actual lobby and advocacy initiatives on various policy issues
- Formation, and coordination of collaborations through county-based Communities of Practice (CoP)
- Local fundraising awareness creation and actual local actions through philanthropy and support through minimal grant matching.
- Only County Based organizations/civil society actors based in the six counties of Nairobi, Kwale, Kisumu, Makueni, Busia and Kakamega are eligible. In addition, an applicant should meet any of the three qualifications below:
- County Based Organisations that are currently being trained or have previously been trained by KCDF in the following areas 1). Local Fundraising (LFR) and 2). Advocacy and Policy Influencing is also referred to as Mobilising Support (MS).
- County Based Organizations (not necessarily current or past partners of KCDF) that are currently involved in local/ domestic resource mobilization also referred to as Local Fundraising (LFR). The eligible organizations must be keen to enhance their capacity to fundraise more from within Kenya. The organization(s) are willing to undergo KCDF-delivered training on local resource mobilization also available online.
- County Based Organisations (not necessarily current or past partners of KCDF) that are currently involved in advocacy and policy influencing also referred to as Mobilising Support (MS) under the Change the Game Academy. The eligible organizations must be keen to enhance their capacity to advocate and lobby for quality service delivery by duty bearers, especially at the county level. This includes constructive dialogue with duty bearers and facilitating the engagement of communities in decision-making. The successful organization must be willing to undergo KCDF-delivered training on MS also available online.
Grant size: Ksh 2,000,000 to Ksh 2,500,000
Deadline: January 22, 2023