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These are the criteria we follow when considering grant support for our partners and other organisations.

1. World Habitat does not accept unsolicited grant applications. We will normally only make grants to organisations where there is an existing partnership relationship with World Habitat that is aimed towards furthering World Habitat’s strategic objectives. Partnership relationships include membership of the European End Street Homelessness Campaign, previous World Habitat Award Winners and other organisations where World Habitat has an agreed partnership.

2. World Habitat will normally approve no more than one grant per applicant per year.

3. World Habitat does not provide grants to individuals.

4. Grant approval is dependent on World Habitat’s budget capacity.

5. The activities funded by the grant are charitable and aimed towards furthering World Habitat’s strategic objectives.

6. Grants will have conditions that outline what the grant can be spent on. Conditions normally ask for World Habitat to be acknowledged by the grant recipient.

7. Grant recipients will be asked to report on the outcome of the work funded by the grant.

8. World Habitat will normally only fund specific projects or activities and will not fund general running costs, activities that have already taken place, or make unrestricted grants.

9. World Habitat expect that grants will normally support one or more of the following outcomes:

• Services and activities that work – helping groups maintain, expand or provide new concepts and services, with an emphasis on impact and effectiveness.
• Stronger organisations – organisational development – rather than the costs of services – and strengthening civil society overall.
• Transferring and sharing ideas, knowledge and practices with other organisations to increase and expand good practice.
• Change in policy and practice necessary to further the transfer and development of good practice – where the focus is not on services but on influencing improvements in relevant policy and practice.

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