GRANT REQUESTS

ACN FUNDS PROJECTS SUPPORTING VULNERABLE CHILDREN AND THEIR GUARDIANS WORLDWIDE THAT FOCUS ON:

  • Child Care
  • Education
  • Vocational Training
  • Independent Living Skills

ACN BELIEVES THAT:

  • Through a caring environment, education, vocational preparation, and independent living skills young people can transition from welfare to self-care.
  • Education and vocational training need to be complemented with independent living skills training so that onceyoung people depart the institution, foster home, or training center, they are prepared to face the future.  
  • Vocational training opportunities must be based on market research and with actual job procurement in mind to alleviate the too common problem of trainees being unable to find a job in the profession for which they have been trained.
  • Vocational training, when possible, should be made accessible to all children, so that children with special needs can train alongside others without disability or handicap.
  • Initiatives should concentrate on peoples’ strengths, not their weaknesses.
  • An appeal for ACN assistance should not be made without some thought given by the prospective NGO grant recipient as to how ACN assistance can be phased out from the second year onwards so that the project can eventually become self-supporting.

In constructing your proposal:

  • DO NOT INCLUDE: Administrators' salaries in your project's budget.
  • INCLUDE: Your organization's contribution to the success of the project, photos and anecdotes about current projects and/or projects already successfully completed, your website link, a contact's email address, and any onformation that will help ACN better understand the population you are serving.

For more information on whether your project qualifies for ACN support, email ACN at info@assistingchildreninneed.org.