Since 2011, the Haley McCready Outreach and Development Fund has funded 13 development projects. The small grants represent start-up funding for development projects we expect to become self-supporting, self-sustaining, self-governing and long-lasting. We have had particular success with development projects that have recruited and organized poor women into associations and that distribute goats and cultivate crops.
We encourage any student or graduate of Hope Africa University, who is willing and able to be long term volunteer project manager, to develop and submit an application. The proposals or applications must be submitted as an e-mail attachment, using the current application package; the 2017 application outline and format. To acquire an electronic copy of the application package, please contact John.McCready@HealthyHorizonsConsulting.com.
HALEY McCREADY OUTREACH AND DEVELOPMENT FUND
Student Grants Program
Call for Proposals
Submission Deadline: January 20, 2017
Overseen by the African Governing Committee, the Student Grants Program of the Haley McCready Outreach and Development Fund provides grants to students and graduates of Hope Africa University who submit a proposal with their own ideas for an outreach and development project; a student-generated project idea for capacity development in Burundi. Any student or graduate, who is connected with any department and who is willing to be a long term volunteer project manager, is eligible to apply. Interested students and graduates are encouraged to submit a proposal describing their ideas and the anticipated, sustainable results.
Applicants must clearly explain how their proposed project will contribute to the development of capacity among the project beneficiaries. The projects should be innovative, address obvious needs and have the potential to produce significant change. We have had great success with projects that organize poor women, distribute goats and cultivate crops. The proposals must clearly describe how the objectives will be met, how the beneficiaries will be meaningfully involved, how the development benefits will be shared and extended to others (needy individuals, families and community members), how the project will become self-sufficient/self-supporting and how the project will become self-sustaining and self-governing through an association, a cooperative or another type of development organization.
The grants (in francs) are for the equivalent of 95% of $1,500.00 US. The initial funded implementation timeframe will normally be for 12 months but the projects are expected to become self-sustaining and continue long into the future, see our website: www.HaleyMcCreadyFund.com.
* All applications or proposals must be submitted in English by e-mail Word file attachments to John McCready, using the 2017 proposal outline and format.
* All applications must be submitted by January 20, 2017.
For an application package that contains the 2017 proposal outline and format or, if you have questions about the use of the proposal outline and format, you must e-mail John McCready.