AVPN Southeast Asia Healthcare Pooled Fund: Round II

This will be the second round of the AVPN’s Healthcare Pooled Fund. The focus is on improving the health, well-being, and nutrition of mothers, newborns, and children in vulnerable and underserved communities in Southeast Asia.

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About the fund

This next round of the AVPN Healthcare Pooled Fund focuses on supporting interventions that improve Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition (MNCHN) outcomes in Southeast Asia. The fund will support the work of non-profit impact organisations in four countries  – Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam.

 

 

Due to the pandemic, the progress of MNCHN outcomes have been slowed and in some cases reversed, putting many women and children at higher risk of morbidity and mortality. It is clear that in order for the region to recover stronger post-pandemic, priority needs to be given to improving the access and quality of MNCHN services. Studies have shown that there is at least a 10-fold return on investments in the health and nutrition of women, children and adolescents. As such, focusing on healthier women and children propels the long-term productivity of a nation that in turn contributes to the overall social and economic well-being of the population.

Who is eligible to apply?

Organisation Status

Impact Areas

You are eligible to apply if your work focuses on Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and Nutrition for vulnerable and underserved groups.

Governance & Ask

Grant application timeline

22 JUNE 2022

Call for Application Open and Register for an Information Session!

Register for an Information Session HERE and/or Submit your Application HERE if your organisation is interested in learning more about the fund and receive updates when new information is available.

To register for Information Sessions and/or submit your application, you will need to register and create an account on our Application Portal. Learn how to do so on the FAQ Section below.

7 - 13 July 2022

Information Sessions

Information Sessions will be conducted from the 7th to the 13th of July 2022, each session having a different market focus as follows:

  • 7th July, 10am GMT +8: Indonesia Market
  • 12th July, 10am GMT +8: Cambodia Market
  • 13th July, 10am GMT +8: Philippines Market
  • 13th July, 3pm GMT +8: Vietnam Market

You may register for an information sessions HERE!

25 july 2022

Closing Date

October/November 2022

Successful grantees will be notified

Frequently Asked Questions

Please reach out to funds@avpn.asia if you have any additional questions.

general

It is a second round AVPN Southeast Asia Healthcare Pooled Fund which focuses on maternal, newborn, child health and nutrition (MNCHN) in the four Southeast Asia countries – Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam. Building on the first round healthcare pooled fund, this pioneer innovative pooled fund provides unrestricted funding to support the work of impact organizations in improving the health and well-being of mothers, newborn, and children in vulnerable and underserved communities in Southeast Asia.

Funding that is not restricted and can be used for core support* (indirect, overhead costs), but organisations need to demonstrate how receiving the funding can further their mission aligned to the funds’ thematic areas.

Since this fund provides unrestricted funding, it is up to your discretion to decide how you would like to use the proceeds as long as they contribute towards the impact areas outlined.

Yes, you can seek additional funding from other sources to scale your project.

Impact organisations can apply for grants ranging from USD 100K to USD 300K. The proposed grant must not exceed 30% of the organisation’s total operating budget.

This fund provides unrestricted funding with the duration of the grant being 1 (one) year. In terms of reporting, once you are selected as one of the grantees, we will work with you in identifying reporting requirements & milestones and support you where required.

ORGANISATIONAL ELIGIBILITY

No, this fund is only eligible for legally registered Non-Profit Organisations. Please evaluate if your organisation fulfills this criteria before proceeding to apply for this fund.

If your organisation is a registered Non-Profit organisation then you will be eligible to apply. 

 

If you have multiple registered legal entities, please list one that is most relevant to the region that the Fund covers. You should also ensure that the organisation listed should meet the application eligibility. 

Please provide the legal documentation provided by the national authorities in your country. 

IMPACT AREAS

Solutions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Increasing demand for MNCHN services
  • Improving the quality of MNCHN direct services
  • Supporting the enabling environment for improved MNCHN services e.g. supply chain, renovations, infection prevention control in the clinical environment
  • Health information system strengthening relating to MNCHN

application process

Registrations for Information are open, and you may register via the Application Portal.

New Users on the Application Portal

  1. Register for a new Account Here.
  2. Login to your account, and create a Business Account.
  3. Click on the MNCHN Fund: Register for Information Session.
  4. Fill up the form and indicate the sessions you would like to attend.

 

Existing Users on Application Portal

  1. Login to your existing account Here.
  2. If you forget your password, you may reset it by clicking the “Forgotten your Password” link.
  3. Click on the MNCHN Fund: Register for Information Session.
  4. Fill up the form and indicate the sessions you would like to attend. 

 

For further queries, please reach to out to the AVPN Team at funds@avpn.asia

The Application Link is open and you may apply via the Application Portal. Applications will close on 25th July 2022. 

New Users on the Application Portal

  1. Register for a new Account Here.
  2. Login to your account, and create a Business Account.
  3. Click on “Apply for the MNCHN Fund”.
  4. Complete your application and click “Submit”.

 

Existing Users on Application Portal

  1. Login to your existing account Here.
  2. If you forget your password, you may reset it by clicking the “Forgotten your Password” link.
  3. Click on “Apply for the MNCHN Fund”.
  4. Complete your application and click “Submit”.

 

For further queries, please reach to out to the AVPN Team at funds@avpn.asia

In identifying successful grantees, we will be looking at the organisation’s eligibility and alignment to the key criteria and impact areas that have been outlined. 

Applications are evaluated by an Operating and Grant Committee based on the criteria that have been shared. The application form requires you to provide information about your organisation and your solution across the following criteria:

  • Business model and traction to date
  • Financial Stability & Sustainability
  • Social Impact
  • Problem-solution Fit
  • Team, Board and Advisors

Each section of the form has a word count limitation. It is up to your discretion to provide as much relevant information about the project, within the word count. 

You can only apply as a single organisation. Coalitions will however not be accepted. One organisation can only submit one application.

On the application form, under ‘Organisation Details – Financial Sustainability’, you will be asked to state the amount of your grant ask. Accompanying that, you will need to upload a budget sheet corresponding to the grant amount sought. The simple budget sheet may include indirects, implementation and/or salaries, among others. There is no specific format.

You will be able to upload all necessary documents through the online application portal.

CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION / IP

Please note that AVPN will not be taking any ownership of or responsibility for your intellectual property. You are advised against submitting any confidential or proprietary information through this application.

By opting in, we will be able to mention your organisation’s name, logo, and products /services publicly in relation to the fund on AVPN’s and other partners’ websites and associated marketing collateral.

Implementation Partners

The application portal, EnQuire™, is powered by our digital partner Tactiv. An account needs to be created on the portal before starting an application.

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