Donations.

If you would like to make a donation please use one of these methods – in order of preference for us.

Cut out the middle man.

Please feel free to send us a donation via bank transfer or cheque using the details below. If you donate this way we would like to be able to claim Gift Aid, so please drop us an email stating you are a UK Tax Payer along with your name, address and post code, along with the amount you have donated.

Bank Transfer.

MEDANAID Sort Code: 20-36-43 Account No: 83770761

Cheque.

MEDANAID 5 The Lovatts Kidsgrove Stoke-on-Trent ST7 4FH

Alternatively.

(These methods cost us a small percentage.)

Or via Paypal


Grant Application.

If you wish to apply for a grant you will be required to submit an application form. Initially however, only a small amount of detail is required and this must be sent by email to chair@medanaid.com. We do not accept or process postal mailshots. Please do not waste your funds like this. Please supply the following details in an initial email. Your name, address, contact telephone number/s, a single paragraph describing your reason for applying for a grant and a single paragraph describing your experience in the field/area that you are applying for funding. To comply with the Data Protection Act 1998, applicants are required to consent to the use of personal data supplied by them in the processing and review of their application. This includes transfer to and use by such individuals and organisations as the Trust deems appropriate. The Trust requires the assurance of the applicant that personal data about any other individual is supplied to the Trust with his/her consent. At the point of submitting an online application, applicants are asked to confirm this consent and assurance. Therefore, please type the following into your email.

“I/We confirm that Medanaid can use Personally Identifiable data supplied by us in the processing and review of our application. This includes transfer to and use by such individuals and organisations as the Trust deems appropriate. We also assure the Trust that personal data about any other individual is supplied to the Trust with his/her consent and may be used in a like manner.”

We will first make a decision on the suitability, that is does it fit in with our aims and objectives, and we will process that and send the details of that decision to you by return email. If you make the first stage, then we will send you a form to get more details you will require a version of Microsoft Word to complete the application form. The form will then be processed and a final decision will be made by the Trustees you will be notified about that decision in due course. Please be aware that this process can take up to 6 months. Thank you for your interest in Medanaid.

Grant Making Policy.

  1. The association will provide funds to individuals, groups or organisations within the context of the stated aims of the charity, in its sole discretion
  2. This document is the policy of the association and outlines the process by which funding will be given
  3. The trustees will likely receive many more applications than it has funds to support. In many cases it may not be possible to make grants. The trustees will consider every application and prioritise the allocation of funds, ensuring that all applicants are kept informed at every stage of the process and to ensure that, where funding will not be made the applicants are informed promptly
  4. All applications must be made using the online application process which is to send an initial email See Application. Regular Mail and Speculative correspondence will not be acknowledged
    1. There is no deadline for applications and all email will be acknowledged
  5. The trustees will meet to approve grants in accordance with the constitution
  6. The initial application for funding will be based on the online application but extra supporting documentation may be required in writing. Applicants will be kept informed at all stages, requests for extra information will be via the online process and email
  7. An application can take up to 6 months to be decided
  8. To comply with the Data Protection Act 1998, applicants are required to consent to the use of personal data supplied by them in the processing and review of their application. This includes transfer to and use by such individuals and organisations as the Trust deems appropriate. The Trust requires the assurance of the applicant that personal data about any other individual is supplied to the Trust with his/her consent. At the point of submitting an online application, applicants are asked to confirm this consent and assurance
  9. We will not normally fund organisations with free or unrestricted reserves that exceed their last year’s running costs, unless there are convincing reasons for them needing our funds
  10. We will not fund one-off conferences or workshops
  11. As a matter of general principle, Medanaid is unwilling to fund the provision of mainstream, basic health, education or other services that are the primary responsibility of government with the support of major bilateral or multilateral funders
  12. However, we recognise in many cases that government provision of basic services may be weak or nonexistent. In such cases we are willing to fund the provision of some services. Examples of this might be the provision of home-based care services to people affected by HIV or basic education for conflict affected children or health care for street children
  13. In addition, while we will fund capital costs where these are an essential part and a proportionately small cost of the work to be delivered, we are will not fund constructing domestic dwellings or public buildings as a major part of an application, unless it is demonstrated that they are essential to the project
  14. In these instances, applicants must be able to demonstrate whether they have thought about how costs will be met in the future. This applies to both capital costs such as textbooks, drugs or equipment, as well as recurrent costs, such as lighting, rent and salaries. Applicants should describe what aspects of basic services are expected to have a high degree of community ownership and control over the long term (for example, maintaining a water pump) and where government is expected to meet recurrent costs (for example, a teacher’s salary)
  15. We will not fund organisations whose mission or charitable objectives state an intention to convert people to any kind of religious beliefs. This may be through evangelism (the practice of preaching or spreading religious beliefs) or proselytising (the practice of trying to convert people to one’s own belief or opinion). We recognise that faith based organisations are key actors in undertaking development work and for this reason we are willing to support their work. We would expect these organisations to have a policy relating to diversity so that people from all faiths or persuasions can get employment as a member of staff, board member or volunteer, or benefit from the work
  16. We do not have a set percentage that we are willing to pay for the costs associated with the administration and management of a grant by the charity. These costs shall be negotiated between the charity and the organisations it wishes to support and be clearly justified in the application and budget. We look for costs that are appropriate to the level of support required by a organisation
  17. Our commitment to supporting local organisations and people means we want our funds to be used to build local capacity by employing, training and supporting local people. For this reason we will always encourage applicants and their partner organisations to seek to recruit, train and develop staff and volunteers, and recruit consultants, from within the country or region wherever possible. If a case is made for using non-national staff, we’d like to know how local staff will be supported to take on the responsibilities held by that individual during the course of the project
  18. The Association works hard to ensure that all applications are thoroughly considered and that everyone is treated equally and fairly. However, we will not consider appeals against the rejection of an application by a short-listing team or a final decision by trustees to reject an application or withdraw a grant. If applicants are unhappy with their experience of The Association and have genuine concerns about the way an assessment has been undertaken, the general service provided or a recommendation reached, then this should dealt with through the complaints procedure. This will review the decision making process rather than about the decision itself
  19. The Charity’s funds utilised by the Trustees in making grants are normally applied for those purposes described in the Charitable Association Constitution clause 3. That is
  20. The relief of sickness, preservation of health and the promotion of good health in particular but not exclusively by providing or assisting in the provision of grants, finance, resources and support to charities or organisations, agencies or individuals to achieve these objects
  21. To further such other purposes as are exclusively charitable according to the laws of England and Wales as the trustees in their discretion determine in particular by the provision of grants or finance
  22. All requests for funding will be supported by detailed costings, proforma invoices or receipts for services or goods
  23. All monies supplied will be accounted for and receipts and invoices must be submitted to support the costs
  24. A report from individuals or organisations will be submitted after an event to show how funds have been used
  25. This Grant Making Policy is a ‘living’ document and as such is subject to continual review and update. The online copy at https://www.medanaid.com will be the latest definitive version, it will be reviewed by the Trustees at least annually
  26. Assessment and performance criteria
    1. Does the applicant show exemplary characteristics; reasoning for doing what they wish to do
    2. Do they have the requisite skills
    3. Does the application show how we would enable us to engage our donor base
    4. Does the application address a problem that is within the scope of our constitutional aims
    5. Do they show in the application how they perceive what they are doing will make a change to the life or lives of those that will receive the service
    6. Do they show a strategy for delivery of the service including any ongoing support
    7. Are they able to demonstrate any impact from the delivery of the service (good and bad)
    8. If the grant is to an organisation is it well managed
    9. Are they basically financially sound
    10. What other charity funding have they received
    11. Have they ever been turned down for funding and if so why
    12. As part of our assessment process, each applicant will be asked to demonstrate the reporting systems it uses to monitor and review its progress and performance
  27. Review date: 21 March 2017 Trustee: SK Thornber.