Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) has been contracted by the Bernard Van Leer Foundation Netherlands (BVLF) to be the Grant holder of Ushs 1.4 Billion for a one year Pilot project supporting the Districts in uganda i.e. Apac , Nakapiripirit and Kumi . This will governed by an MOU signed between PSFU represented by the Executive Director and the District Signed by the CAO. The project will be initially for a period of one year for a possibility of extension for another two years.
PSFU will be accountable for the proper use and administration of grant funds to each of the three focus districts: Nakapiripirit, Apac, and Kumi through the respective Chief Administrative Officers (CAO) as per approved district proposals by the BVLF and under the coordination of the District Project coordinator. The PSFU intervention will be focused on ensuring that the projects funds are disbursed efficiently and that every Euro /Shillings is put to its intended use.
Outcomes at the end of the project
Itâ€™s expected that PSFUâ€™s role as a grant holder will lead to the following outcomes:
a) At least at 90% of grant budget sufficiently utilized for the planned and approved by BVLF activities and non-utilized funds returned back to BVLF.
b) 100% of all disbursed funds have been adequately accounted for
c) Clean audit report by external auditor with internationally sound reputation received annually.
The project activities will result to the following outcomes:
1. Approximately 80% of the targeted households with young children have improved access to safe water.
2. Reduced morbidity of young children due to poor nutrition, malaria, poor hygiene and waterborne diseases in the targeted households and communities.
3. Improved demand ,access and utilisation of antenatal ,postnatal, birth delivery and immunisation services among targeted communities.
4. All young children 0-6 years (in supported households) spend their days in safe and stimulating places under the care of responsive adults within and around their homes.
5. Reduced violence against women and children by 50% in supported communities.
6. Improved food/income security of the most vulnerable of the target households with young children.
Strategies and activities:
To achieve the objectives above, the PSFU will put into place adequate arrangements to cover legal and institutional, disbursement, usage and reporting arrangements. The overall strategy lies in development of an internal control environment that will ensure project assets including its funds are safeguarded all the time. PSFU will also institute a mechanism for sharing, exchange and reviewing the progress of the program through the proposed National Program Advisory Committee with the various key stakeholders both in Government and the Civil Society. This strategy is elaborated in detail below.
The support of the project to the Districts will initially target 2 sub counties per district with an estimation of at least 200 villages. The Program will offer grants towards:
a) Provision of piped water or Bore halls
b) Provision of about 500 Bicycles of Village Health Teams
c) Provision of Motorcycles to Sub country Community Development Officer
d) Supporting equipping of early learning centers for children
e) Supporting Health and sanitation campaigns
f) Provision of Oxen and Ox ploughs to farmer groups
g) Provision of Seeds to Farmers
h) Support formation and provision of tools for Village Savings Association.
For more information contact:
Director, Member Services
Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU),
Plot 43, Nakasero Hill Road
Tel: [+256] 0312 263850, 0312 261850, 0312 286849,
Fax[+ 256] 0312266440
P.O Box 7683 Kampala, Uganda, Email: