THET/Johnson & Johnson Africa Mother and Child Grants Programme 2020-2021 (up to £75,000)

THET/Johnson & Johnson Africa Mother and Child Grants Programme 2020-2021 (up to £75,000)

Deadline: February 23, 2020

Applications are open for the THET/Johnson & Johnson Africa Mother and Child Grants Programme 2020-2021. The AGP supports the training of health workers in low- and middle-income countries, through engaging partnerships between health organisations in the UK and Ireland and their counterparts in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The fourth round of the Africa Grants Programme will take a different approach from previous years, moving away from community healthcare to focus on essential surgery and anaesthesia for mothers and children.

The focus of this round will be on reducing morbidity and mortality from conditions requiring essential surgical intervention and/or enhancing patient safety as a result of improved anaesthetic care through the training of relevant health workers. The aim of this stream is to improve the access to, and availability of, quality surgery and/or anaesthetic care for maternal, neonatal or paediatric surgical conditions.


  • Grants are available from £30,000 up to a maximum of £75,000. All funded projects are expected to last between 12 and 15 months.


  • Applications must be made by eligible organisations and partnerships under this programme;
  • Projects must fit within the parameters of the scope of the Call
  • Project budgets cannot exceed £75,000;
  • Projects must operate within one of the Sub-Saharan African countries below;
  • Applications must be submitted in English.

Eligible Countries

THET welcomes grant applications to strengthen the healthcare workforce in delivering essential surgical and anaesthetic care to mothers and children in the following 8 countries:

  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Nigeria
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia

Project and Partnership Requirements

If the core requirements and country eligibility are met, applications will then be judged throughout the application process against the following criteria:

  • The project is single, coherent and time-bound, and deliverable within the budget and timeline proposed and agreed with THET
  • The project contributes to the overall purpose of the Africa Mother and Child Grants Programme
  • The project is aligned with overseas country policies and plans
  • The approach to the project is appropriate and relevant to the local context
  • The project is based on recognised good practice
  • The project considers how it will benefit women, children and underserved communities
  • The project considers how it will engage health workers working at all levels within the surgical ecosystem, in particular nurses, midwives, and clinical officers
  • The project aims are clear and logical with a focus on measurable outcomes
  • The project demonstrates value for money
  • The partnership has the capacity to deliver the project, demonstrated through past successes, as defined in the FAQ document
  • The project effectively engages short- and/or long-term volunteers in order to deliver project activities
  • The project impact will be sustained once the life cycle of the project has come to an end.


The Grant Application Form and Budget Template should be completed and submitted, along with letters of support from each of the lead partner institutions and any managing partners, in one email to [email protected] by midnight of February 23, 2020.

For more information, visit Africa Grants Programme.