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Challenge Fund Grants 2018

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open10-Jan-2018
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AwardIndividual grants of up to USD 50,000
EligibilityCandidates above 18 years of age
Scholarship provider contact details

Varkey Foundation, 2nd Floor, St Albans House, 57?59 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4QX. Tel: +44 (0) 207 593 4040 Email:

What is Challenge Fund Grants 2018?

Varkey Foundation invites applications for Challenge Fund Grants 2018 from candidates above 18 years of age registered to NGO / Charity & non-profit organisation.The aim of this foundation is to provide new ideas to shape the future of the education. Applications will be accepted from all around the world.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

  • Candidate must be from a registered NGO / Charity & non-profit organisation.
  • Age of candidate at the time of entry must be at least 18 years.
  • Candidate must be capable to provide educational support to students of age group 5 to 18.
  • Candidate must not have any criminal record.
  • Previous year winners are also eligible to apply.

How can you apply ?

Procedure to apply for the grant:
Step 1: Download the application form
Step 2: Fill in all the details.
Step 3: Answer all the questions carefully.
Step 4: Attach all the documents.
Step 5: Sent the application form by mail at


Are entries from my country eligible?
Yes. The Challenge Fund has no restrictions on the countries applications must be from in order to be eligible. As long as you are a registered not-for-profit entity your application is welcome.

Is the proposed project relevant?
Before you send an email asking us to review the relevance of the proposed project, please reflect on whether the project functions to directly support the status and capacity of teachers. If it does not, for instance, it is for the design and construction of school wells or the funding of scholarships for Higher Education, then this is not the funding opportunity for you.

Does The Varkey Foundation offer top-up funding?
No. This is not something The Varkey Foundation does as part of the Challenge Fund.

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Terms and Conditions

Varkey Foundation will accept the proposals from the following, which addresses:

  • The recruitment and retention of teachers
  • Influencing public policy and discourse about the teaching profession
  • School leadership and management
  • Support to teachers and school leaders in Fragile and Conflict States (FCAS) and emergency situations
  • Teacher-related challenges 

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