Organisation: Integrated Health Outreach (IHO)
Project title: Empowering Women Economically Through Climate Smart Sustainable Livelihoods
Project duration: 9 months
Grant amount: $12,115.00 USD
Integrated Health Outreach Inc. (IHO) is a legally registered non -profit organisation dedicated to fostering resiliency, health management, and eco-sustainability. Formed in 2013 in Antigua and Barbuda, IHO was established to meet the aspects of social and environmental wellbeing in the twin-island state. The vision of the organisation is to develop and implement effective, accessible, and sustainable programs to empower vulnerable groups and strengthen community, ecological, and psychosocial wellness. IHO has been awarded a small grant to provide marketing, management training and mentorship to 60 women to establish a women’s honey entrepreneurship team through a training and mentorship programme. This project will improve the economic empowerment and entrepreneurial capacity for women crosscutting with sustainable use of natural resources through involvement in apiculture, honey production, and biodiversity conservation. IHO was awarded this grant, based on an evaluation score of 245.5. The project has been made possible through a partnership with the CPDC and the European Union.
Organisation: Jabez House
Project title: Fighting Vulnerability – Facilitating Livelihood
Project duration: 12 months
Grant amount: $12,025.00 USD
Jabez House was founded in 2012 with a vision to empower economically vulnerable Female Sex Workers (FSWs), who desire to leave sex work. This is facilitated through the provision of and access to basic necessities, vocational training, employment opportunities and sexual and reproductive health services. Jabez House has been awarded a small grant to build their organisational capacity to deliver critical interventions to the FSW community; and to provide alternative empowerment opportunities to twelve female sex workers to decrease their vulnerability in COVID-19 environment. Jabez House was awarded this grant, based on an evaluation score of 233. The project has been made possible through a partnership with the CPDC and the European Union.
Project title: Improved Access to Healthcare by LGBTQ+ Persons in Barbados
Project duration: 9 months
Grant amount: $ 24,170.00 USD
Equals Inc. is a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) that works with the LGBTQ+ community & key populations. The organisation’s current mandate is to work for and with persons within their key population groups to assist them in accessing quality services such as healthcare, social care, psycho-social support, legal aid and to advocate for their needs within these systems. Equals focuses on creating safe social spaces and programs, helping persons access stigma free services as well as developing inclusive policies with service providers. The organisation has been awarded a small grant to improve access to health services (both sexual and general) by the LGBTQ+ community. This will be facilitated through a range of activities such the provision of sensitisation and HIV Rapid Testing trainings, health screenings, and advocating for more inclusive recording of sexual and gender minorities in the healthcare system. These activities will also contribute to organisational capacity building; enhancing service delivery to its beneficiaries. Equals was awarded this grant, based on an evaluation score of 263. The project has been made possible through a partnership with the CPDC and the European Union.
Organisation: Combined Faith
Project title: Youth Capacity Building as Change Agents for Resilient Outcomes in the COVID-19 Pandemic Environment – (Youth-COPE)
Project duration: 11 months
Grant amount: $12,110.00 USD
Combined Faith (CF) Christian Sports Evangelism Ministry has been using sports and leadership development to impact and change the lives of young people across Barbados for over twenty years. The organisation has worked with schools, churches, sports clubs and community-based groups to deliver high quality coaching and training to ensure the all-round development of athletes and coaches. CF has been awarded a small grant to strengthen a core group of youth and enhance their ability to navigate the challenges experienced during and post COVID-19 pandemic. This will be realized through leadership training and resilience building. The training of a cadre of coaches will contribute to programme sustainability. Combined Faith was awarded this grant, based on an evaluation score of 245. The project has been made possible through a partnership with the CPDC and the European Union.
Organisation: Dominica East Children’s Federation (EDCF)
Project title: Empowering EDCF to be self-sufficient and successful in its provision of services and advocacy for vulnerable youth
Project duration: 9 months
Grant amount: $24,727.00 USD
The East Dominica Children’s Federation is a non-governmental organisation that advocates for Dominica’s marginalised and vulnerable youth. The organisation strives to create peaceful communities where children and youth can grow and thrive in a healthy, drug-free environment. The organisation has been awarded a small grant to build the capacity of EDCF to affect change and to improve parents’ capacity to assist their children with online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. EDCF was awarded this grant, based on an evaluation score of 234. The project has been made possible through a partnership with the CPDC and the European Union.