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Our humanitarian projects are designed to improve the quality of life for disadvantaged
children in Israel and Palestine, whilst building trust, peace and friendship between
communities. Grants are primarily targeted to organisations (community based, grassroots
or non-governmental) in the ‘region’ that are aligned to Children of Peace as affiliates
within our Coalition of Peace network. The ‘region’ refers to Gaza, Israel and the
West Bank plus Jordan and Lebanon.
We will consider groups outside of the region who are affiliates of Children of Peace
and intend to provide support for recognised organisations within the region. The
Coalition of Peace is a network of affiliate organisations in North America, Asia,
Europe and specifically Gaza, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and the West Bank who share
our commitment to peace, dialogue, tolerance and co-existence, together with the
protection of children in Israel and Palestine, regardless of community, culture,
faith, gender or heritage.
Children of Peace supports programmes in conflict reconciliation between Israeli
and Palestinian children (Christians, Jews, Muslims including Assyrians, Bedouins,
Circassians, Copts, Druze, Falashas, Maronites, Samaritans and Sufis) with an emphasis
on peace and co-existence projects that benefit children and youth aged 4-17 through
shared arts, education, health and sports programmes, so that both communities might
one day live in peace, side-by-side.
Funding Priorities and Philosophy
Children of Peace is only interested in funding projects that target children age
4-17, who reside in Israel or in Palestine (Gaza and the West Bank).
Children of Peace will consider funding projects that fulfil some or all of the following
Economically or educationally deprived children and/or those who have physical or
mental health disability and/or have experienced bereavement or violence.
Children from isolated communities that only speak their native language and currently
have little or no contact with either Israeli or Palestinian communities.
Community based CBO's and NGO's who currently apply our principles and conflict resolution
policies in their activities and programmes.
All applicants must provide clear evidence of prior success in projects and programmes
that assist designated beneficiaries.
Where possible, projects and programmes should benefit the wider community.
All successful grant applicants must widely publicise any support provided by Children
Evidence is required that the project can proceed with or without our full or partial
funding and that other partners can support the project or programme should we provide
We are particularly interested in projects that encourage and foster coexistence,
reconciliation and peace between Israeli and Palestinian children and will alleviate
poverty in the process
Children of Peace prefers to fund projects for a minimum of one year and to a maximum
of 2 years, with funding ranging from £2,000 up to a maximum of £50,000 per annum.
We are particularly interested in funding local, sustainable projects with potential
All grant seekers must adhere to a Child Protection Policy and provide official evidence
that this is the case.
Children of Peace will ONLY accept grant applications from affiliates within our
Coalition of Peace that have been members of the Coalition for at least 24 months.
Greater consideration is given to longer term affiliates of the Coalition of Peace
with a recognisable track record of commitment to our principles.
Projects and programmes should - where possible work to build bridges between communities
that have had little or no contact before and act as a catalyst for change.
Children of Peace receives many hundreds of applications for funding each year. The
Trustees ask for your patience, as the application process is lengthy. The charity
will only consider applications from affiliated organisations or groups who belong
to our Coalition of Peace by April 1st each year for submission to our Grants Committee.
Only a limited number of applicants will receive funding each year. If you do not
receive approval for your funding request, you can reapply for a different project
Children of Peace currently supports groups, individuals and organisations in Israel
or Palestine through the following Grants:
Children of Peace Small Core Fund Grant
Children of Peace is well aware of the difficulties facing many small grassroots
organisations in Israel and Palestine in sourcing core or operational funding from
large international bodies. Core funding can often be the life blood of small local
community groups who depend on voluntary assistance. We recognise the importance
of such groups and will consider small grants to cover operational and running costs
for affiliates who work closely within our recognised objects and provide essential
assistance to beneficiaries that fall within our guidelines.
Abir Aramin Girls Annual Bursary
This is an educational grant provided to either a) one ten year old Israeli and one
ten year old Palestinian girl or b) one Palestinian school and one Israeli school
with the proviso that the school will select one different ten year old Israeli and
one different ten year old Palestinian girl to receive the award each year on a once-off
annual basis at the discretion of the Board of Trustees to benefit a high achieving
girl living in a situation of economic deprivation, to support their educational
endeavours and to assist the recipient in reaching a higher level of attainment and
achievement. The Award is in honour of the memory of Abir Aramin, the ten year old
daughter of Goodwill Ambassador Bassam Aramin. Abir died in a tragic incident in
East Jerusalem in January 2007.
Children of Peace Small International Fund Grant
This Fund offers Grants of up to £5000 (UK sterling) to assist groups within the
region or outside of the region dedicated to assisting economically deprived or disadvantaged
children and youth (aged 4-17) and their communities in Gaza, Israel or the West
Bank in the arts, education, health or sports projects and/or programmes that operate
within our notions of peaceful coexistence, the protection of all children regardless
of faith, gender or heritage.
Grant Guidelines - what we will not fund
We will not fund work that has already taken place, or continuation funding for an
existing project or projects which do not have a direct benefit to the region. Nor
will we fund organisations that do not share our aims or objectives or that are proscribed
by the UN, the Government of the United Kingdom or the European Union. We will not
provide grants to individuals; scholarships, apart from beneficiaries of our Children
of Peace Scholarship Programme (the Abir Aramin Girls Bursary); budget deficits;
for specific religious purposes and we will not accept more than one proposal at
a time from the same organisation.
We will not fund projects unless clear evidence is provided to show that this programme
or project will function properly through the shared financial support of other funders
or the organisation itself should the target funding not be fully met by Children
We will not fund needs analysis for projects, beneficiaries outside of our regional
remit, sole traders, profit-making organisations, investment schemes, business or
employment services or organisations in demonstrably poor financial health.
Who can apply for a grant
Agencies applying must be officially recognised as affiliates of Children of Peace,
Must be licensed as non-profit organisations, by their local or national government.
Must demonstrate a history of credibility and accountability, and an excellent track
record of providing service to the community.
Must administer one or more well-established, stable, projects that are contemporary
and highly relevant to the region.
The project as administered shall be cost-effective and specific. Your agency's financial
statements must demonstrate low overheads for administrative and fund-raising expenses.
The assets of the agency must be sufficient to underwrite the execution and long-term
administration of the project.
The organisation should operate without discrimination in hiring staff or providing
services on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national
origin or disability.
Must adhere to a strict Child Protection Policy with staff and volunteers vetted
under this or any local scheme.
The Grant Application process as a two-stage process and is designed to be clear
Requests are considered by our Grants Committee each April and must go through a
vetting process to ensure full compliance with our stated requirements.
Applicants will also be checked for any contentious links and must comply with international
regulations, standards and banking requirements.
Organisations seeking funds are asked to submit a brief letter, addressed to our
Chairman at our Head Office (two/three pages):
Chairman and Founder,
Children Of Peace,
Suite 4, Quarry House,
Mill Lane, Uckfield, East Sussex.
At this first stage, there is no need for a formal application form. The letter must
provide a very brief statement of the history and mission of the applicant organisation,
including number of years in operation, other areas of activity, applicant's qualifications
for support, annual operating budget, and previous and current sources of funding.
First Stage applicants letters to the Chairman must only be sent between 31st January
to 20th March in any given year, for consideration. Letters received outside of this
period will not be accepted for processing. Projects must therefore relate to activities
planned at least six months on from any First Stage application.
The applicant must provide full banker's references and appropriate information to
enable Children of Peace to examine and interpret your financial arrangements, history
You must provide detailed information on the project that requires our support together
with its aims, time-frame; anticipated impact; evaluation; project budget and the
amount requested from Children of Peace; and other funding sources. You must demonstrate
how your project/programme will support the work of Children of Peace and enhance
the lives of the beneficiaries.
We are unable to review any supplemental materials accompanying your Letter of Introduction,
such as books, videos, cassettes, DVDs etc. Please do not send any materials beyond
those specifically requested by Children of Peace.
If your application reaches First Stage Approval after making your submission, only
successful applicants will be contacted and asked to provide more detailed information
to the Grants Committee through a Second Stage Formal Application process.
This entails completing a Children of Peace Grant Application Form for approval by
the full Grants Committee.
Where feasible, a meeting or site visit may be arranged. Applicants will be notified
as promptly as possible of the Grant Committees' decisions, subject to the significant
increase in applications. The decision by the Grants Committee is deemed as final.
Children of Peace acts as an intermediary and will closely monitor the progress of
every programme or project we have funded. We follow rigorous procedures to ensure
that our objects are met and that beneficiaries are supported as required by our
principles, aims and objects. We will evaluate all activities and progress towards
your outcomes during the life of the grant and this will include requests for regular
reports and submissions and the requirement of a system or framework of monitoring
your own progress, which will need to be agreed by us. Local, on the ground visits,
evaluation processes including financial controls and good governance will be part
of this requirement.