CSC and Abbvie Covid-19 Community Resilience Fund

Abbvie Covid-19 Emergency Response Programme

Consortium for Street Children (CSC) is proud to be partnering with AbbVie’s Community Resilience Fund to help prevent street children from being overlooked during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The deadline has now passed, and applications for this grant are no longer being accepted.

Deadline for applications: 11.59pm (BST) Tuesday 4th August 2020.

Grant amount: Up to $10,000 USD

Grant period: Emergency response funding up to a maximum of 12 months

Street-connected children are hit particularly hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, and public health measures and increased competition for services often mean they will suffer more. Street-based and drop-in services are being severely impacted, with areas in lockdown and curfews enforced at night. There is more pressure than ever on organisations working with street children to provide shelter, nutrition and washing facilities, and they are struggling to respond to the increase in demand.

For many street children, following advice to keep safe is simply not an option. They are often unable to self-isolate in a safe home and can be detained in overcrowded prisons if found breaking curfew. They face increased hostility from communities, and when being told to socially distance, they are crowded together in the few shelters that do exist.  They are often unable to access handwashing facilities or information about how to keep safe. As restrictions begin to lift in some countries, street children face further challenges, such as not being able to earn an income in the same way that they did before.

We are seeking applications from nationally registered organisations for one-off emergency grants, to support and strengthen on-the-ground services with street children such as drop-in centres, shelters, healthcare and services to help street children stay safe during Covid-19, and to support them in the coming months as restrictions begin to lift and the consequent impacts of the pandemic continue to be felt.

Criteria for applying

In order to be able to apply for this grant, organisations must meet the following criteria

  • Be a nationally registered NGO or civil society organisation
  • Be a member of the CSC Network, or have already submitted an application to join when applying for this grant.
  • Already be working directly with street-connected children that can be reached as part of this project
  • Be seeking funding for work which addresses street children’s urgent needs in response to Covid-19
  • Commit to the Principles of CSC Network membership including CSC’s safeguarding and child protection guidelines

Please see the links below for more information, and to download the application form and budget template that you will need to complete to apply for this grant. Due to the volume of applications we expect to receive, please note applications must be submitted in English.

If you have any questions about applying for this grant, or any of CSC’s other projects, please get in touch on