Donor: Freedom Fund
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: United States
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 30.06.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 75.000$
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 250.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Capacity Building
  • Children & Youth
  • Human Rights

Project Locations

  1. Africa



1) Objective

The Freedom Fund is seeking proposals from local civil society organisations to contribute towards its Kenya hotspot program, dubbed the ‘NIA’ program, a Swahili word for ‘intention’ or ‘purpose’ and an acronym for ‘Not Invisible Anymore’. The program seeks to combat exploitative and abusive child domestic work, which refers to children’s work in the domestic work sector in the home of a third party or employer. The overall goal of the program is to create an empowered collective of child domestic workers, their allies, civic organisations and government institutions with strengthened capacity to transition communities away from child domestic work (CDW) and to protect children in domestic work from abuse and exploitation.

The NIA program will prioritise working with the most vulnerable children with lived experience of child domestic work, and those at risk of engaging in child domestic work. This includes children who are orphaned, child mothers, adolescents in educational transition, and children in female-headed households. The hotspot strategy will focus on strengthening child-centred advocacy on domestic work, strengthening and broadening the reach of survivor-centred services for children in domestic work and child survivors of domestic work, increasing economic resilience amongst at-risk households and communities and strengthening the policy framework and implementation (Please see Annex 1 for the full hotspot strategy). The programmatic focus will be in Nairobi, Kisumu, Busia and Kakamega for the initial 3 year implementation period.

2) Eligibility

Eligible are local civil society organisations.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Kenya. Applicants may focus their project interventions in 4 geographical areas: Nairobi, Kisumu, Busia and Kakamega. Proposals may focus on one, or multiple of these areas.

4) Budget

Applicants’ grant funding request must be between US$75,000 and US$250,000.

5) Application

All applicants first submit a due diligence self-assessment at the application stage, which allows them to evaluate themselves against our standards and identify where there might be gaps. For successful applicants whose applications are taken forward to the second stage, the Freedom Fund will do its own comprehensive on-site due diligence assessment, which is led by an independent consultant. Application deadline is 30 June 2023.

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