Grants for Schools in Uganda

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Grants for Schools in Uganda
With the institution of Universal Primary Education in Uganda (flag pictured) in 1997, student enrolment has increased to 7.8 million from 2 million. (Uganda flag button image by Andrey Zyk from Fotolia.com)

Funding in the form of grants can be obtained from many sources for schools in Uganda. Depending upon the grant, funding is distributed either to non-profit, local governments, or directly to the schools themselves and can be used for constructing school buildings, improving school facilities, purchasing school supplies or providing scholarships to students.

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School Facilities Grant

The Uganda National Education Support Center offers the School Facilities Grant through its Poverty Action Fund Program. Funding from the grant must be used for constructing classrooms, latrines, or teacher housing or for purchasing desks and is distributed through the local government. Individual schools may apply.

Universal Primary Education Capitation Grant

The Uganda National Education Support Center offers the Universal Primary Education Capitation Grant through its Poverty Action Fund Program. Funding from the grant must be used for student scholarships or for providing necessary school resources. Individual schools may apply.

Uganda Humanist Schools Trust Grant Program

The Uganda Humanist Schools Trust offers grants that can be used for student scholarships, learning materials, staffing, staff development, school building construction or school infrastructure improvement. Individual Humanist schools in Uganda may apply. Grant application and directions available online.

Uganda Grant Program

The Elton John AIDS Foundation offers a grant program for projects in Uganda. Funding must support children infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Nonprofits or schools may apply. Grant application and directions available online.

Community Grants Program to Combat HIV/AIDS

The U.S. Embassy Kampala administers the Community Grants Program to Combat HIV/AIDS through its Small Grants Coordinator. Funding from the grant must specifically support orphans or vulnerable children. Non-profit or schools may apply. Grant application and directions available online.

USAID Unsolicited Grants

The U.S. Agency for International Development will provide funding for exceptional grant proposals in any development area. The program is highly competitive. Non-profit may apply after registering with USAID. Grant concept paper directions are available online.

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