Grant Contest

6/07/2016

 “Safe Childhood” Grant Contest

The 2013–2017 “Safe Childhood” contest is funded by the VELUX Foundations.

The programme promotes activities aimed at protecting children from violence and abuse and helping their families and caregivers. Grants can be applied for by NGOs working to support local communities in improving the standards of child safety within three programme lines.

The 4th edition of the “Safe Childhood” programme (2016/2017) was announced on 4 May 2016.

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Programme lines:

1) Keeping children and young people safe online

Prevention and support programmes aimed at keeping children and young people safe on the Internet.

Beneficiaries: children under 18, caregivers, and professionals

Activities funded within the programme:

psychological help and support for victims of cyber violence and children addicted to electronic media; debates, happenings, outdoor games, and other educational activities and initiatives intended to engage children and young people; training and workshops.

 

2) Prevention of abuse of young children (0-6)

Projects aimed at preventing the abuse of young children and providing psychological help and support for families with young children at risk of abuse.

Beneficiaries: children under 6, caregivers, and professionals

Activities funded within the programme:

improving parenting skills related to coping with difficult emotions and parenting without violence; organizing training and workshops; organizing supervisions for professionals; counselling, individual consultations, support groups, family therapy, developing institutional collaboration, developing local systems for preventing the abuse of young children.

 

3) Helping child victims of abuse

a) Projects intended to prevent abuse and to provide support for child victims and their families, including victims of violence in the family, in educational institutions, and in alternative care.

Beneficiaries: children under 18, caregivers, and professionals

Activities financed within the programme:

– education on identifying emotional, physical, and sexual abuse of children, undertaking interventions in such cases, and implementing a child protection policy in educational and care institutions

b) Projects aimed at providing psychological and legal assistance for abused children, including support for child victims of crime who take part in legal procedures and preparing them to perform as witnesses in the court.

Beneficiaries: children under 18, caregivers, and professionals

Activities financed within the programme:

– education on legal and psychological protection of child victims of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, and commercial exploitation

– direct psychological, legal, and therapeutic help for child victims of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, and commercial exploitation

– organisation of training and workshops

– developing institutional collaboration

 

4) Preventing abuse and helping children at refugee centres (beginning from the 4th edition of the programme):

Projects aimed at preventing child abuse and providing psychological help and support for families staying at centres for foreigners

Beneficiaries: children under 18, parents, caregivers and professionals

Activities financed within the programme:

– improving parenting skills related to coping with difficult emotions and parenting without violence

– organising prevention workshops, educational activities, and socio-therapeutic sessions for children

– counselling, individual consultations, support groups, family therapy

– developing institutional collaboration, creating local support systems, including volunteer networks

Within the first „Safe Childhood” contest carried out between 2010 and 2012 and funded by the VELUX Foundations, the Empowering Children Foundation (formerly Nobody’s Children Foundation) subsidized 146 projects, contributing more than 2 million zlotys. The programme covered over 20 thousand children, 10 thousand parents and caregivers, and nearly 5 thousand professionals across Poland.

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