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Sexual and reproductive health/family planning


TWF believes that good sexual and reproductive health enables individuals to have more choices and opportunities, and ultimately better life chances. High rates of population growth, particularly in low-income countries, are putting great pressure on already stretched resources and services. Population size in Africa is expected to double to 2.54 billion people by 2050, with concerning implications for national and regional development efforts. Many people lack access to contraception and reproductive health services and this particularly affects women and girls. Having children later enables girls and women to stay longer in education, seek paid employment and reduces the maternal and new-born mortality associated with adolescent pregnancies. Smaller families also mean more support and investment in each child.

TWF’s current priorities in this area are:

  • Improving access to a range of modern contraceptive methods and wider sexual health and reproductive services, and
  • Increasing understanding and awareness of, and driving demand for, family planning services.


In addition to demonstrating how your project aligns with TWF’s priorities (above), strong applications will demonstrate:

  • Significant direct contribution to the project from the beneficiary community
  • Strong volunteer input from Trustees and supporters
  • The positive impact of your previous work within SRH and/or evidence to support the efficacy of your intervention
  • Sustainable model of project delivery
  • How the proposed project meets a significant unmet need
  • A diversity of funding sources for your organisation (and/or a sustainable fundraising strategy beyond TWF).


Within our Main Grants Programme, we would expect to see organisation demonstrating that they meet our current funding priorities in a highly effective manner with long-term impact. You must therefore make reference to the following in your application:

  • evidence from previous work undertaken to indicate that your organisation has a history of successfully addressing barriers to the uptake of contraceptives, and
    ensuring that a range of modern contraceptive methods is available;
  • evidence that your organisation is working with a continual, rather than a one-off, supply of contraception;
  • evidence that previous beneficiaries have demonstrated continued contraceptive use;
  • a description of the longer-term impacts of your SRH/family planning programmes.





Last updated Sunday 29 April, 2018