PRO-WASH & SCALE Small Grants Program

PRO-WASH & SCALE

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About

The PRO-WASH & SCALE Award is pleased to share this request for applications (RFA). We thank those who provided comments during the recent open comment period that has helped us to improve the design of this RFA.

Many of the tools and approaches that food security practitioners employ have been developed outside of the countries and communities where they are ultimately used and may carry with them embedded perspectives, assumptions, and biases of implementer and/or donor mindsets and experience. The goal of this RFA is to co-create and carry out activities that explore one or more approaches or tools aimed at centering community voices within PRO-WASH & SCALE’s focus sectors in support of food and nutrition security objectives: agriculture, natural resource management (NRM), livelihoods, markets, water resource management (WRM), and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).

This RFA is open to local partner applications only.

Request for Applications Overview

Decolonization of aid. Participatory processes. Community-led programming. These terms are routinely used by humanitarian and development practitioners with an earnest desire to further localization and sustainability objectives. However, many of the tools and approaches that practitioners use (social and behavior change, barrier analyses, community visioning, farmer or youth-led assessments, and others) have been developed outside of the countries and communities where they are ultimately used and may carry with them embedded perspectives, assumptions, and biases of implementer and/or donor mindsets and experience.

Broadly framed, this RFA focuses on examining one or more commonly applied approaches or tools aimed at centering community voices and decision-making to identify their effectiveness and/or limitations in supporting the adoption of practices, behaviors, and ultimately, program outcomes. This may include an examination of the possible effect of implementer and/or donor bias, assumption, or interpretation of community needs and priorities.

Under this RFA, Save the Children Federation, Inc. will fund one award up to USD $100,000 for a study period of up to 16 months. 

Criteria for selecting county and activity of focus are listed in the RFA; only local entities are eligible to apply.

Important Dates

  • February 12, 2024: RFA released
  • March 4, 2024, at 5:00 PM ET: End of question period
  • March 22, 2024, at 5:00 PM ET: Application submissions due

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Are you interested in learning more or have questions about this small grant? Please contact Beatrice Scheuermann, Small Grants Advisor, PRO-WASH & SCALE at PWS_Research@savechildren.org.


POSITION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

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