19 Oct 2018

FHI 360: Request for Applications: The Bridge Project II

Opportunity closing date:
Wednesday, 31 October, 2018
Opportunity type:

Annual Programme Statement (APS)

APS Ref No: APS-CDS-14-00012

FHI 360 is an independent NPO serving in more than 60 countries, committed to resolve critical social problems throughout the world. FHI 360 was awarded a five-year Capacity Development and Support Program in June 2014 to develop the organizational management, technical capacity and sustainability of local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and South Africa Government (SAG) departments, to sustain an improved, expanded, and country-led response to HIV and AIDS. Its mission is to improve lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions for human development.

FHI 360 seeks applications from South African non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for a one-year grant in support of the Bridge Project: Support, Prepare and Engage Vulnerable Youth (Bridge Project). This initiative is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and managed by FHI 360. The goal of the Bridge Project is to improve the health and economic security of vulnerable youth by addressing the socio-economic factors that mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS, thereby reducing their risk and vulnerability, and providing them with structured support during their transition to becoming healthy, educated and socially well-adjusted adults. The following objectives will contribute to achieving this goal:

  • To increase the number of adolescents and youth between the ages of 15-24 years old who receive a package of evidence-based socio-economic interventions that equip them with the assets and skills they need to negotiate livelihood choices and health behaviours that lead to better health outcomes and mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS on this vulnerable group.  A focus on ensuring that adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) access a package of services that aims to reduce HIV prevalence by layering psychosocial, economic and adolescent sexual reproductive health services tailored to the most vulnerable and “at risk” girls and young women is required. (70 % of the budget)
  • To improve the wellbeing of the households of vulnerable adolescents and youth by increasing their ability to better prevent and cope with shocks (social, health, and economic) and mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS on the family. (20% of the budget)
  • To advocate and mobilize community support and resources to increase adolescent and youth access to information, networks, and new technologies that build linkages to professional and community networks and reduce social exclusion through a youth engagement community of practice that will support meaningful youth engagement, the development of measurement indicators and contribute to building evidence, resources, and tools. (10% of the budget)

This opportunity is open to local South African NGOs with experience in youth development with demonstrated ability to develop partnerships and leverage expertise and resources across these sectors will be highly valued. A detailed Annual Programme Statement (APS) entitled “The Bridge Project II” is found at http://www.capacitydev.org . The APS provides guidelines on the grant application process and details on expected key activities.

Questions should be addressed to cds@fhi360.org and ensure the subject line states “The Bridge Project II”.
Questions relating to this APS will be accepted until October 22, 2018 and responses to all questions will be on the website on October 24, 2018.

The deadline for submission of applications is October 31, 2018 at 5:00pm (Pretoria Time), latesubmissions will not be accepted. Only selected applicants will be contacted and/or advised of the outcome.