Updated Aug 19, 2018

Friends of Malawi Association

Offered by Charitable Trust Fund

Through the Charitable Trust Fund, the Association makes small grants, normally up to £1,000 to any one organisation in any one year, for a variety of projects in Malawi where we believe our contribution can make a difference. Grants are usually oriented toward social, educational and healthcare projects but we will consider any project that will improve the welfare of Malawians or further the objectives of the Association.
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GrantType
Dec 15, 2018Deadline
Up to £1,000Amount
36Duration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 2: Research & Development and Stage 3: Proof of Concept
Implemented in:
RegionN/A
CountryMalawi
Focus AreasEducation
Health
Youth

We prefer projects aimed at sustainable development and those that promote a degree of self-help within the community. We help with the relief of poverty through projects aimed at the improvement of health, education and agriculture and we hope that projects will act as pilots for wider replication. We normally require the promoting organisation to be a registered charity or NGO in Malawi.


Other Requirements

Target Beneficiaries

Our aim is to fund a complete small project or a defined component, such as the purchase of equipment or materials, within a larger project. In general, we do not fund general project expenditure as part of a larger consortium nor do we fund day-to-day running costs unless there are special circumstances and the costs are essential to the success of the project. We do not fund individual education sponsorship, salaries, allowances and travel expenses.


Planned Usage of Funds

Grants are generally forup to £1,000in any one year to any one organisation, and for not more than three consecutive years. However, in certain circumstances support may be extended for longer, subject to project evaluation and review. We need to be satisfied that the project sponsoring organisation and its activities are legitimate and funds are properly accounted for. On completion of the project we require feedback and a financial summary of expenditure (and may ask for documentary evidence of expenditure) together with relevant photographs of the project activity.


Management Team

We prefer projects aimed at sustainable development and those that promote a degree of self-help within the community. We help with the relief of poverty through projects aimed at the improvement of health, education and agriculture and we hope that projects will act as pilots for wider replication. We normally require the promoting organisation to be a registered charity or NGO in Malawi.


Application Directions


Applications for support (no more than two pages, excluding any attachments) are considered by the Charities sub-Committee and should be submitted by email to grants@foma.org.uk. They should contain the following:-


  1. a short summary of the aims of the project and the expected outcomes on completion

  2. the expected total cost of the project, indicating the total amount of funds requested from FOMA and other participating sources of finance

  3. an itemised budget of how a FOMA grant would be spent

  4. the name of the beneficiary organisation, whether there are other partner organisations involved in the project and who will benefit directly from the project works or activities

  5. the names and postal address of the senior management of the sponsoring organisation (the Chairman or President or Manager, the Secretary, the Treasurer or financial officer

  6. the name and address of the bank where the organisation has an account

  7. a copy of the accounts of the organisation for the last completed financial year

  8. a statement of plans to sustain the viability of the project after the FOMA grant has been spent

Application And Awards Process

Successful applications for a grant will be notified soon after the January Trustees meeting.


Grant proposals submitted outside these periods will be rejected and not considered during the review process.


Further information on FOMA, and reports on some of the projects funded in recent years, can be found on our website at www.foma.org.uk.


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