The Pestalozzi

Development Fund

and how to apply

Established in 2019, the Pestalozzi Development Fund was created to enable Pestalozzi International Village Trust UK and Pestalozzi International Foundation alumni to set up or expand projects or activities of benefit to their own or other developing communities. We hope that access to small amounts of seed funding will allow our alumni to make an earlier and greater positive impact in the world.

The Pestalozzi

Development Fund

and how to apply

Established in 2019, the Pestalozzi Development Fund was created to enable Pestalozzi International Village Trust UK and Pestalozzi International Foundation alumni to set up or expand projects or activities of benefit to their own or other developing communities. We hope that access to small amounts of seed funding will allow our alumni to make an earlier and greater positive impact in the world.

“We are very thankful to receive this Grant from Pestalozzi International Foundation. Our intentions in helping Zambia achieve key indicators in the mother and child health segment and meeting UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 will be able to move forward in a timely manner through the Promoting Safe Motherhood Initiatives in Lusaka’s Kanyama’ Sub District using the Mama’s Moments Maternity Kit and the Mama’s Moment Clean Delivery Initiative.

As the saying goes a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step, I sincerely believe that this Grant Funding is the giant step forward and will affect over the 700,000 pregnant women in Zambia.”

John Muyangwa Mubita
Mama’s Moments Maternity Kits

Alumni may apply for a grant under the following categories:

  • Social enterprise (offering employment)
  • Education
  • Women’s empowerment
  • Health
  • Agricultural
  • Community development
  • Environmental
  • Cultural or anthropological
Consideration may be given to applications which fall outside these criteria on an exceptional basis and at the absolute discretion of Pestalozzi’s Trustees. Each project will be judged on individual merit and should adhere to Pestalozzi’s values and ethos.
Grants of up £5000 are to be made available ranging from:
  • Small:
    Up to £500
  • Medium:
    £500 – £2500
  • Large:
    £2500 – £5000
Applications for more extensive projects requiring funds exceeding £2500 will need to demonstrate that there is match funding in place. This must be at least equivalent to the amount being sought from Pestalozzi.

Those applying for a grant must be able to evidence that their project will:

  • be delivered to local people;
  • address a demonstrated need; and
  • make a sustainable difference to the community.
Applications will be assessed twice a year and must be submitted between:
  • Round 1:
    1st March and 30th June
  • Round 2:
    1st September and 31st December
Those who have applied will be informed of the outcome by:
  • Round 1:
    31st July
  • Round 2:
    31st March

Apply now

Please ensure that you read the Application Form Guidance and Assessment Criteria (at the end of the application form) before submitting your application.
Please e-mail your completed application to pdf@pestalozzi.org.uk

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