Proposals Call: Community-Led Arts Projects for Children in Kakuma Refugee Camp

We're looking for leaders of a refugee-led organisation or a host community CBO working on children's Art Projects.

Closing date: 15 January 2022, 6 pm EAT

About Xavier Project
Xavier Project is an international NGO registered in Kenya, Uganda and the UK which specialises in building holistic partnerships with Refugee-Led Organisations (RLO) in refugee-hosting areas. Xavier Project is a facilitator ensuring greater community ownership and self-reliance over humanitarian and development projects. We strengthen the RLOs’ capacity to design multi-year strategic plans to implement and manage pioneering community-led interventions which address core problems in their own communities.

Xavier Project currently operates in seven different locations across East Africa and has partnerships with eleven refugee-led organisations. We support refugee-led organisations in accessing safe learning spaces, strengthening their professional capacity, establishing social enterprises and accessing resources to implement, sustain and scale out their activities. Furthermore, Xavier Project provides tailor-made support to refugee leaders so that they can meet the needs of particularly vulnerable members of their communities such as children with disabilities and their families. With our partners, we aim to ensure refugees can lead fulfilled lives, improve the learning opportunities for marginalised groups within their communities and transform the humanitarian and development sectors towards more community-led responses.

The Opportunity: Funding for Arts Projects for Children
Are you a leader of a refugee-led organisation or a host community CBO working in the area of Arts projects for children? Xavier Project is seeking to build long-term partnerships with 4 grassroots organisations in Kakuma Town, Kakuma Camp and Kalobeyei Settlement, including linking you to 1 year of funding for your existing project (or project idea) for Arts initiatives for children aged 6 to 18 years old.

For the purposes of this proposal, “Arts” is used in the broadest sense to include music, dancing, crafts and other artistic activities.

An additional element of this partnership will be Capacity Strengthening and Sharing sessions facilitated by Xavier Project staff for members of your organisation, in order to boost the work that your organisation is already doing. This includes helping you build partnerships with other parties, both local and international.

Refugee-led organisations and host community CBOs working in the education sector are welcome to apply. Applicant organisations from refugee communities do not need to have registration documents to apply. Groups led by women, youth, and people with disabilities, or who work with marginalised groups are encouraged to apply.

Organisations based in the following geographical areas will be considered:
– Kakuma Town
– Kakuma Camp (all subcamps)
– Kalobeyei Settlement

How to apply
Download the Xavier Project grant application form here. Please save this Application as: [Organisation Name] Application.docx, where [Organisation Name] is the name of your organisation. Please also download and complete your detailed budget on this budget template.

Send the completed grant application form and budget to

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