TYDF 2019 Call for Concept Note Application

In line with our vision of “a Nigeria where all people have access to affordable quality health care, education and opportunities to realise their potentials”, TY Danjuma Foundation – the first private indigenous philanthropic grantmaking organisation in Nigeria - announces its 2019 Call for Concept Notes.

Civil Society Organisations are invited to submit applications for funding of health and education projects in underserved and hard-to-reach communities across Nigeria.

The 2019 Call is for projects focused on:

1. Preventable Blindness

Blindness remains a major problem of public health significance in Nigeria88% of the blindness and visual impairments in Nigerian are due to avoidable causes; most commonly cataract. In line with Sustainable Development Goal 3 aimed at promoting good health and wellbeing, the Foundation will support free eye care services as part of its flagship and strategic initiative –“Vision for a Brighter Future”. Resources will be channelled into the provision of comprehensive eye care services; including cataract surgeries, improving and correcting refractive errors in underserved communities in high need states as well as screening and treating eye ailments in public schools.

The key objectives of the “Vision for a Brighter Future” intervention include:

  1. Reduce prevalence of cataract in targeted states by 2021.
  2. Reduce the burden of preventable blindness by correcting cases of refractive errors in adults in targeted states by 2021.
  3. Screen children in public schools for refractive errors in targeted states by 2021.
  4. Improve the capacity of health workers on primary eye care in targeted states by 2021.
  5. Increase awareness on preventable blindness in targeted states by 2021.

Grant Size: 30 Million.

2. Maternal and Child Health

The 5th Multiple Indicators Cluster Survey (MICS-5), conducted in Nigeria in 2016/2017, shows a newborn mortality rate of 37 deaths per 1000 births and an under-five mortality rate of 120 deaths per 1000 births. At these mortality levels, one in every 15 Nigerian children die before reaching the age of 1 year and one in every eight do not survive to their fifth birthday. According to the Nigerian Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) report for 2013, Nigeria achieved practically no reduction in Maternal Mortality Rate which is reported at 576 deaths per 100,000 live births. Given that these deaths are preventable, urgent action needs to be taken for Nigeria to reach its Sustainable Development Goals 3, Target 3.1 and 3.2.

In order to contribute in reversing this trend, the Foundation aims to implement evidence-based, innovative, high-quality and sustainable interventions to ensure every mother can experience a healthy pregnancy and childbirth and every child can thrive to realize their full potential, through its “Healthy Mother, Healthy Child.

The objective of the Foundation’s “Healthy Mother, Healthy Child is to contribute to reducing the prevalence of under-five and maternal mortality in targeted states.

The key objectives of the Foundation’s “Healthy Mother, Healthy Child” include:

  1. Reducing the prevalence of under-five and maternal mortality in targeted states by 2021.
  2. Reducing the proportion of women without skilled birth attendance in targeted states by 2021.
  3. Improving the capacity of health workers to offer effective maternal and Child Health services through strengthened health systems in targeted states by 2021.

3. Girl Child Education

The Nigeria Digest of Education Statistics (NDES), released by the Federal Ministry of Education, indicates that more than 10 million children are out of school, and about 60 per cent of these out-of-school children are girls. Furthermore, with a completion rate of 64%, 39% and 29% for girls in primary, junior secondary and senior secondary school respectively, many girls who do enroll drop out early.

While education indicators are low nationwide, they continue to remain weakest in the North-East, North-West, and North-Central geopolitical zones of the country. The TY Danjuma Foundation seeks to reverse this trend through its Girl Child Education Programme, “Girl Education Matters (GEM)” by facilitating sustainable and innovative interventions that improve access to quality and inclusive education for the girl child (5-15years) at the primary and post primary level in line with the Sustainable Development Goal - 4 (SDG 4), particularly in conflict prone areas and among internally displaced communities.

The main objectives of the “Girl Education Matters (GEM)” Program include:

  1. Increasing enrolment, retention and completion rates of the girl child in primary and post primary schools in targeted states by 2021.
  2. Improving teachers’ quality and quality of teaching in primary and post primary schools in targeted states by 2021.
  3. Increasing the participation of SMBCs in school management, ownership and sustainability of girl child education initiatives in primary and post primary schools in targeted states by 2021.
  4. Supporting the efforts of states and local governments to take full ownership for the continued education of internally displaced children, particularly girls in targeted states by 2021.

Grant Size: 20 Million Naira.

The Community Funds i.e. Edo Community Fund (ECF) and Taraba Community Fund (TCF) will continue to provide small grants to Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Community Based Organisations (CBOs) to implement innovative projects that address health and socio-economic challenges in each of the States.  Also, the Foundation will support projects that promote quality education and strengthen the primary healthcare system in Taraba and Edo states.

Geographical Coverage: Organisations are invited to submit concept notes for 1 year interventions to be implemented in Taraba or Edo State under the Community Fund.

Grant Size: Up to 5Million Naira.

The deadline for submission of concept notes is:

May 30, 2018.

For more information, please click to download the TYDF 2019 Call for Concept Note