We would like to thank all applicants who have participated in the first edition of our Challenge Fund. Applications are currently being reviewed and shortlisted ideas will be announced over the coming weeks.
Chance for Childhood has set up a Challenge Fund dedicated to fund early stage ventures and visionary social entrepreneurs working in our key thematic priorities.
We are excited to announce that the first round of our Challenge Fund will launch on the 17th of September, and will invite entrepreneurs and organisations to submit ideas that may contribute to two specific areas in which Chance for Childhood is committed to fill critical gaps in funding, and evidence;
- The reduction of stigma and discrimination towards children with disabilities, and their families;
- The prevention, protection and access to legal aid of adolescent girls at risk of entering or in conflict with the law, and initiatives aimed at improving their rehabilitation prospects.
For its inaugural round and call for submissions, the Fund will accept submissions from partners, entrepreneurs and organisations with a presence in Uganda and/or Rwanda.
Financial awards are expected to range between GBP4,000 – 10,000.
For more information on how to apply, visit our Challenge Fund page , or follow our social media to keep up with our shortlisted ideas over the next couple of months.
Background to the Challenge fund
Chance for Childhood’s mission to realise a world in which no child is forgotten underpins our commitment to supporting children experiencing multiple and complex disadvantages, often overlooked or unreached by other agencies and government services.
In the face of new challenges such as rapid urbanization, growing inequality and new forms of fragility, and ambitious targets set by the Sustainable Development Goals, securing long-term gains in the lives of these children and their families demand that we develop new, innovative approaches to tackling deep-rooted, often multi-faceted problems.
But our experience supporting visionary community leaders working has taught us that resources are often scarce for underserved changemakers who wish to develop and test potentially game-changing ideas.
We see there a huge missed opportunity to identify and support promising solutions that have the potential to generate new evidence on successful strategies to deliver impact in children and young people’s lives.