KBT matching grant now available – apply now!

The KBT is happy to announce that a matching grant is now available to any organization serving blind children in Africa to help expand our Brailler repair program to new countries. Apply before June of 2012 using the attached forms. We look forward to your submission!

Provisions of Grant

Kilimanjaro Blind Trust is offering a 3 to 1 matching start up grant up to $10,000 to assist in establishing a Perkins Braille machine repair program.  The applying Grantee must have a firm separate commitment of $30,000 towards the repair program before applying to the Kilimanjaro Blind Trust for this matching grant. The $10,000 will not be issued until the funding commitment for the $30,000 is formally committed through writing.

If the program is progressing after the first year, additional grants of $10,000 each will be given for two successive years.

Application can be made at any time through June of 2012.

Who is eligible to apply for funding?

Groups are eligible that work for the blind, such as but not limited to non-governmental and community organizations, academic and research institutes, schools, universities, and government agencies.  This is not intended for individuals.

Criteria for Funding

The following criteria will be used to evaluate the proposals:

  • Institutional capacity and past performance
  • Affiliation with an organization dedicated to working with the blind
  • Experience running countrywide programs
  • References from other NGO and funding organizations with whom the organization has worked
Grant documents:

KBT Matching Grant Application

Grant description for Brailler repair project

Summary of establishing Brailler Repair system