Grant seeker FAQs When can I apply? The 2021 Grant closed on Wednesday, 31st March 2021. We will announce future grants via social media and our newsletter - email [email protected] to subscribe. I applied to the 2021 Grant, when should I expect to receive an update? Longlisted applicants will hear by end April 2021. Winner(s) will be chosen by the second week of June 2021. What is the usual monetary value of grants? We have offered grants between £20,000 and £250,000 and awarded them at values of £20,000, £50,000 and £100,000. Will my organisation be eligible to apply for the next grant? We will clearly state our strategic priorities (objectives) for any given grant as part of the call for proposals but in order to be eligible applicants must: - Be a registered charity in the country in which they are headquartered Individuals who wish to apply can only do so in conjunction with a registered organisation (e.g. an academic researcher might apply with the backing of their university) - Be able to meet our reporting requirements - Have a Child Protection Policy in place that conforms to the laws of the country in which they operate and a clear methodology that demonstrates that it is appropriately and consistently applied Are there additional stipulations on the project itself? The project: - Must not be an existing project unless it is entering a new phase of development; we will consider incorporating existing costs (if applicable) during the implementation of the new project if there is a demonstrably necessary link between the two - Must clearly illustrate the organisation’s ability to effectively implement the project, and that it would provide value for money, constitute added value in the field and contain a clear monitoring process - Must include children amongst the beneficiaries - Must not have as an aim the promotion one religion or faith - Must not duplicate work already in practice in the field How should I expect by application to be acknowledged? We acknowledge all applications within 48 hours of receipt Mon-Fri (and on Monday morning if received Friday). For those applications sent 48 hours before the deadline, these will be acknowledged by 9am the working day after the deadline. If you have not received an acknowledgement of your application having been received please chase us immediately after these time periods have elapsed. We will not be able to accept any late applications which were not chased in this way and can be proven to have originally been sent before the deadline (through an email log check). How are applications assessed? We look at project alignment to the stated strategic priorities (objectives) for that particular call and our confidence in the ability of the organisation to carry out the project successfully. The application is reviewed by three members of the team independently then short-listed at a team meeting. Short-listed applications are presented to the Board who make the final decision. Successful applications will be selected based on their creativity and ability to add value to the efforts of Al Madad Foundation in providing the best possible foundation from which refugee and displaced children can begin to rebuild their futures. Kindly note that meeting all eligibility criteria and/or project compatibility with our strategic priorities does not automatically determine the success of an application and that we expect to receive many more submissions than we are able to fund.