International Grant 2012 - Presbyterian Hunger Program:

Posted by Shofi Fida Tuesday, April 17, 2012 0 comments
Closing Date: April 30,2012.

The Presbyterian Hunger Program will consider proposals which meet the following requirements:
  1. The proposed activity shall fit into at least one of the five programmatic areas:
    1. Direct Food Relief - the proposed activities will help make food available to people who cannot provide for themselves on a temporary basis or permanently. Relief programs should also consider long-range solutions to the problems affecting such communities.
    2. Development Assistance - The proposed activities should help bring about long-term improvements to the quality of life of poor people in more than one way. These activities should aim to increase self reliance and empowerment of poor people.
    3. Public Policy Advocacy - The proposed activities will advocate through just and peaceful means, political and/or economic policy changes which a) provide food for poor and hungry people; empower their self development; or c) promote freedom from oppressive and unjust systems that fail to meet basic needs.
    4. Lifestyle Integrity - The proposed activities will assist the church to move toward sustainable corporate and personal lifestyles sensitive to the reality of the earth’s limited resources and the critical needs of the poorest of the human family.
    5. Education and Interpretation - The proposed activities will educate the church and the public at large about local and global root causes of hunger in a particular country and around the world.  They shall prepare and motivate people to act and to educate others and provide opportunities for being in solidarity with and learning among poor communities.
  2. The proposal will work to lessen hunger and poverty and to address their causes.
  3. The proposed activity will come from an organization.  Proposals will not be accepted if they come from private businesses or from individuals. The PHP will not normally accept applications from governmental structures. 
  4. The proposed activity will benefit poor people, especially women, racial ethnic persons or other disadvantaged groups.  Those benefitting will be involved in the planning and implementation of these activities.
  5. The proposed activities will promote a just sharing of the earth's resources and the protection of the environment.
  6. The organization which is applying will have good working relations in its own country with a national church body, whether or not it is a formal partner of the Presbyterian Church USA. It also may show existing relationships with community organizations, government agencies and other programs which share the same goals. In order to support local self reliance, PHP will give priority to applications submitted by organizations in the geographic area of the proposed activities.
  7. The application will propose activities for which there are:
    1. Clearly stated goals and objectives;
    2. Feasible methods for attaining these goals and objectives;
    3. A method of annual evaluation;
    4. A clear and adequate budget, reflecting both expected income and expenditures;
    5. A reasonable long range plan for self sufficiency and/or increasing local support;
    6. Sufficient staff and/or volunteers to accomplish its objectives; and
    7. People, knowhow and equipments, that are appropriate to the local situation and need
The Letter of Inquiry should be no longer than 2 pages in length with no attachments and should include:
  1. Description of your organization.
  2. Description of the project.
  3. Description of the major activities and goals of the project.
  4. Description of the project beneficiaries and the geographic area.
  5. The total project costs and the requested grant amount. 
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