The application form has four sections. This form is to be completed in full.
Section 1 – Contact information
This form is to be used by employees of organisations that wish to apply for funding from the Major Grants Fund at the COSARAF Foundation.
Section 2 – Your organisation
Please ensure you attach a pdf copy of your latest annual report and accounts with your application and a link to your primary website.
Please ensure you provide your logo.
Section 3 – Project information
Please provide a broad overview of your project and how this fits with the wider objectives of your organisation. [200 words]
Please provide details of the projects for which you are seeking support. Please consider the following areas: [750 words]
- What are you hoping to achieve
- Who will benefit and how
- Project duration and timeframes
- Project location
- Delivery partners – please summarise your full or part reliance on third party delivery partners or sub-contractors, where applicable.
- How do you intend to publicise this project
Please detail how your proposal aligns with the Foundation’s priorities
Please demonstrate how this project aligns with one or more of our priority areas [200 words]:
- Cohesive Communities
- Young People
- Women & Girls
Please detail the evidence of the need for the project [100 words]
Attach a Theory of Change or discuss your rationale here. Please provide detailed specific evidence, preferably backed up by independent research, of why your project is required and why and how your approach will address that need.
Please describe the change that the project will deliver, including specific targets [150 words]
Please discuss here in as much detail as you can:
- Expected outputs and outcomes
- Proposed key performance indicators
- Detail of key milestones
Please ensure that you provide specific, quantifiable targets against which you will be able to demonstrate success in a rigorous fashion.
How will you measure the success of the project? [150 words]
Outline your Project evaluation plan here.
Why is your organisation best-suited to deliver this project? [100 words]
Please outline your organisation’s’ expertise and experience in delivering this project.
Section 4 – Budget
What is the total cost of the project?
Please state the total cost of the project. If you are applying for funding over multiple years please provide a breakdown by year.
What is the grant amount you are requesting?
Please detail how much funding you are applying for. If you are applying for funding over multiple years please provide a breakdown by year.
Are you applying for Zakat funds, Sadaqah Funds or both?
Please refer to our Zakat Distribution Policy if seeking Zakat funding and explain how your project meets the requirements of the Policy.
Please demonstrate how any investment by the Foundation will leverage additional investment. [150 words]
The Foundation favours projects where its funding will unlock additional funding so please explain how you will secure additional funding if the Foundation supports your project. As well as any additional/matched cash support, please detail any support in kind that the Foundation’s support would unlock.
Please also outline how you would plan to sustain the project after any potential funding from the COSARAF Foundation ends.
Please attach an outline budget breakdown.
Please answer this question in full. Please include:
- What percentage of the total project cost are you requesting?
- Details of other funding / project partners where applicable.
- The funding of core costs, as part of a broader funding agreement, fits within the COSARAF Foundation criteria. Please state what percentage of the total funding will be spent on core costs and overheads.
- A clear split between Zakat and Sadaqah funds if you are applying for both