Muslim Charity has launched its new round of Request for Partnership Grants (RFPG) for its Safe Water Programme in Bangladesh. Below are the full details for interested partner organisations who wish to apply.
Motivated by our faith, Muslim Charity seeks a world of hope, tolerance and social justice where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity.
We serve the poor and impoverished as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people regardless of race, religion or gender.
To create a world of harmony where people of all backgrounds can appreciate life with good health, education and a livelihood.
Our mission is saving lives in emergencies and to help the needy by adopting practical ways to root out poverty from the world through provision of education and a livelihood. Our mission is carried out by developing health and educational infrastructures along with providing access to safe water and creating opportunities for livelihoods. We also have as our mission to provide long-term sustainable assistance to the vulnerable communities and facilitating them towards self-reliance.
Sanitation and hygiene are a basic human right, yet over 785 million people around the world live without access to drinking water.
Access to clean water and basic sanitation is a basic human right, yet somehow despite living in an incredible world of technology and luxury, millions of people wake up every day not knowing where their next drink will come from.
In places like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Somalia, Gaza and Yemen people are living in extreme poverty and these lack of basic facilities result in people having to walk miles every day to get access to water. For adults, that means hours that could be spent working and earning an income whilst for children that’s a day of school missed.
That’s 785 million people who struggle every day to find a fundamental ingredient needed to sustain life. It’s not just drinking water though – did you know two out of five humans in the world live without access to soap or a hand-washing facilities? Without facilities to adequately clean and maintain hygiene, sickness and disease becomes rife and every single day over 800 children die from illnesses that are easily curable.
Muslim Charity is intending to improve access to safe drinking water through the installation of Water Hand Pumps and Water Wells in Bangladesh.
The project will be based on the following components/criteria and a strategy should be included in any proposals that are submitted.
Local partners will coordinate with District administration for issuance of NOC. They will also coordinate with relevant departments for site identification (as per pre-set criteria) and ensure their support and cooperation. The partner organisation will also liaise with other organisations and line departments for affective coordination.
The partner will ensure the project is implemented through a participatory approach. They will involve community through formation of Water Committees (WC’s).
The WC will be playing a vital role in the beneficiary selection/site selection for construction and installation of water hand pumps and wells. The partner should provide a detailed community mobilisation strategy for the implementation.
To promote safe hygienic practices and reduce the risk of water and sanitation borne diseases, hygiene promotion and awareness raising regarding preventable diseases is an essential part of the project. The partner is expected to provide a strategy for hygiene promotion and awareness raising in the project. The major focus will be on methods of water disinfection at a domestic level and hand-washing with soap at critical times.
The partner is expected to conduct a need assessment and identify beneficiaries as per the criteria provided in this document. The methodology of the need assessment includes key informant interviews (KII’s), focused group discussions (FGD’s) and site surveys. The partner will develop a detailed need assessment report based on the findings and ground realities.
The summary of the need assessment report would be the part of the proposal.
The purpose of this Request for Partnership Grant (RFPG) is to invite proposals from reputable civil society and humanitarian organisations for the implementation of the Safe Water Programme by installing Water Hand Pumps and Water Wells in Bangladesh.
The proposal should clearly elaborate the strategy for construction and installation through the participatory approach, hygiene awareness promotion in the proposed areas. The proposal should comprise all components mentioned above.
The maximum fund for each Water Hand Pump is BDT 12,000 this include all costs associated with the project delivery such as need assessment, construction, installation, hygiene session, maintenance training, NGO administration etc.
The maximum fund for each water well is BDT 50,000 this include all costs associated with the project delivery such as need assessment, construction, installation, hygiene session, maintenance training NGO administration etc.
Muslim Charity does not impose any limitation on numbers proposed by an NGO for implementation. However, finalisation of decision on total number of WHPs and WWs allocation will depend on the capacity of the NGO as well as its proposed target areas which will be negotiable.
Muslim Charity has opted to identify high performing NGOs who have the proven capacity of continuing their welfare and development interventions even in situations of resource constraints. Muslim Charity in Bangladesh will emphasise on long term partnerships with the NGOs who will perform best in this initiative. The NGOs must fall in the following criteria:
Only those projects will be selected for implementation that would be complete in all respects and highly presentable in their documentation and quality. Furthermore, they would be innovative in the adoption of an implementation strategy and approaches and would have capacity to work with government departments.
Please submit the soft copies of all your project documents to
The proposal shall be comprised of the following components:
You can view pictures of already installed Water Hand Pumps and Water Wells as a reference by clicking here.
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