BKFA provides support to end preventable maternal and newborn deaths across the world. We partner with local organisations, governments and health service providers to help realise our vision. Our approach is two-fold, with the supply of Birthing Kits and a commitment to maternal and newborn health partnership collaborations and projects.
Birthing Kit Grant Program
As part of our Birthing Kit Grant Program, we send our Field Partners clean Birthing Kits. Our Field Partners are responsible for the distribution of these Birthing Kits to vulnerable women and communities.
Maternal and Newborn Health Partnerships
We work in partnership with and invest in Field Partners to support or expand their existing programs in maternal and newborn health and whose programs positively impact on maternal and newborn health outcomes.
Our current projects can be viewed here
How to Become a Field Partner
To support vulnerable women and communities across the world, we provide annual Birthing Kit Grants to local organisations with demonstrated capacity and demand. We also provide funding to existing Field Partners to develop new programs or support or expand their existing programs in maternal and newborn health.
New and continuing Birthing Kit Grants are approved on an annual basis for organisations that meet the eligibility criteria. The next Birthing Kit Grant round is 1 July 2018 -30 June 2019. Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the upcoming Birthing Kit Grant round close on 31 January 2018. If you would like to submit an EOI, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Field Partners must meet the following criteria to receive a Birthing Kit Grant:
- Work in a developing country as per the List of Developing Countries as declared by the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs.
- Be a not-for-profit entity registered with the relevant governing body in the country of implementation.
- Demonstrate that Birthing Kits will be distributed in accordance with BKFA core policies and at no cost to beneficiaries.
- Demonstrate prior experience implementing a community development program.
- Demonstrate sufficient funds such that no additional cash resources are required to incorporate a Birthing Kit Grant into existing programs.
- Maintain responsibility for all costs associated with collection, storage and distribution of Birthing Kits.
- Have access to the internet for communication and reporting purposes.
- Have the capacity to plan and provide Birthing Kits to your organisation’s target project areas for at least 3 years.
The locations and names of our current Field Partners can be viewed here
Our Program Strategy can be viewed here