UK Aid Direct have confirmed which charities and NGOs have been awarded Community Partnership and Impact grants in the second UK Aid Direct funding round.
From the 122 applications invited to submit a full application, almost 30% were awarded a grant to work on projects targeting the most marginalised and vulnerable populations, some of them in Kenya.
These organisations underwent rigorous assessments conducted by the UK Aid Direct technical team, external evaluators, DFID country offices and the DFID ministerial team, including Secretary of State.
Grants have been awarded to organisations working on projects ranging from ending modern day slavery, to water, sanitation and hygiene. Many of these organisations propose using innovative approaches and technologies and an estimated 4.7 million beneficiaries will be reached through the approved grants.
A number of British based charities which would in Kenya, including Farm Africa and Send A Cow have received financial support through this latest funding round.
Other charities to benefit include AbleChildAfrica who support Little Rock Inclusive Early Childhood Development Centre in Kibera and SaferWorld who, along with partners in Kenya to prevent violence and build more peaceful communities.
Other beneficiaries include DeafKidz International, who work in child protection as well as sexual and reproductive health, and the Alliance of Religions and Conservation who support seven faith groups in Kenya who have developed, or are developing long-term environmental action plans.
Orbis and the Fred Hollows Foundation have also been awarded funding to help them tackle eyesight problems in Kenya.
Each of these organisations, along with the other recipients have been allocated a performance and risk manager who will support and monitor the projects, to ensure they meet their objectives and milestones.