Sexual and reproductive health/family planning
TWF believes that good sexual and reproductive health enables individuals to have more choices and opportunities, and 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 2.4 billion people by 2050, with significant negative 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 aims to support programmes which will:
- Improve access to a range of modern contraceptive methods and wider sexual health and reproductive services, and
- Increase understanding, awareness and demand for family planning services.
INFORMATION FOR GRANT APPLICANTS
Our priority is to fund programmes which can demonstrate that they meet these aims 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 providing access to a range of modern contraceptive methods;
- evidence that your organisation is able to ensure a continual, and not one-off, supply of contraception;
- evidence that clients have demonstrated continued contraceptive use;
- description of the longer-term impacts of your family planning programmes.