The purpose of this assignment is develop a funding grant proposal for a community nutrition project based on the recommendations from your baseline nutrition assessment in your chosen country in assessment 1. Writing proposals to raise funds so you can implement community nutrition projects is an important skill for public health nutrition professionals. A well-written and well-organized proposal may bring in considerable amounts of funding to the organisation you are working for. Funding agencies want to see that the money they distribute as grants is put to good use and is used in the most effective manner possible. To help them make the decisions on which organisations to fund funding agencies often use a project proposal template with a very specific layout and word limit that all applicants must use. This is the case with the funding proposal you will be writing for assessment 2 in this unit. As such clear and concise writing is very important in grant proposal writing. You are working for a Non- Government Organisation (NGO) in the country and you are seeking funds for a community nutrition project. Using the following template write a 2500 word funding grant proposal for your community nutrition project. Project Name/Title: (Project names should be clear and simple, whilst providing a clear indication of what the project is about. The project name must be well understood by a wide range of audiences). Project Background/Rationale: (Provide a brief rationale for the project implementation, including: summary of findings from baseline nutrition assessment in assessment 1 , relevant literature on the identified nutrition issue and evidence based solutions. Consider the conceptual framework for malnutrition in your rationale). Alignment with global and national polices and strategies (including SDGs) Partner Organisations and Stakeholders: Identify the groups and partners that may have an interest in, or be impacted by the project. Describe the relevance of these stakeholders to the project. How will you engage and support the community. Typically NGOs work in partnership with the government specifically the Ministry of Health. Geographical Coverage: Regions, provinces, districts, where project will be implemented. You can add maps in an appendix Target Audiences: (The target audiences are the groups/ members within the community who will benefit from the project, or for whom the improvement in health outcomes is intended. The target audiences are usually the project participants (primary audience), however they may also be the groups /members of the community who indirectly benefit from the project, or who pass on the benefits of the project to others. Consider age/life stage, background, geographic location, socioeconomic status etc. in your description of the target audience). Goal: (The project goal should reflect the desired long-term outcome of the project. The goal should be clearly defined, focus on one issue, and should be measurable, realistic and achievable. Most projects will have a single goal). Objectives: (The project objectives should describe how the goal will be achieved. The objectives describe the changes the project is aiming to bring about over the life of the project, which may include changes in knowledge, awareness, attitudes and skills). Strategies/Activities: (Provide a detailed description of the strategies or activities that will be implemented to achieve the goals and objectives. This may include research, consultation, resource development, event planning etc. Strategies should be described in sufficient detail to allow for progress monitoring and process evaluation). Key Deliverables/Outcomes: (Outline the tangible pieces of work that will be delivered throughout the project). Project Governance: Project Staff: (List the staff members working directly on the project). Accountability for the project; (Describe the project governance structures of the project, including the individual responsible for managing the day to day activities, the team members, the project decision makers and the reference/steering groups involved (if applicable). Risk Assessment: (Describe the possible risks associated with this project, and how these risks will be managed. This may include such things as necessary up-skilling of staff, lack of support staff commitment, lack of facilities and resources etc.). Project Evaluation: (Outline the methods and performance indicators that will be used to evaluate project processes, impacts and outcomes). Timeline: (Provide an estimated timeline outlining when activities will be undertaken and completed). Budget: (Outline the anticipated income and expenditure for the project. Consider cost categories: staff, travel, consumables, equipment etc.). You can choose to use a logical framework to present your project proposal. See references on using logical frameworks and examples in the examples of project proposals provided. Please note that it is recognised that you are not actually working for an NGO in-country and so do not have the depth of understanding of the nutrition issues or the health systems specific to the country and so it is not expected that you will submit a proposal a deep analysis or detailed plan. References Proposal Writing for Healthy Communities: Workbook, National Collaboration Centre for Aboriginal Health, Canada. http://cahr.uvic.ca/nearbc/documents/2010/Appendix%20C%20Proposal%20Writing%20Workbook%20- %20Final%202008.pdf Developing a Population Health Project Plan, Workforce Council, Queensland Government. https://www.checkup.org.au/icms_docs/182812_8_GUIDE_Developing_a_Population_Health_Project_Plan.pdf How to write a logframe. A beginner’s guide. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/global-developmentprofessionals- network/2015/aug/17/how-to-write-a-logframe-a-beginners-guide Proposal for an Integrated Community Based Care Program in Zimbabwe in 2008, UNICEF Proposal for Salt Iodisation in Zimbabwe, UNICEF
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