How to apply

We regret we are unable to accept applications from Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda as we are currently oversubscribed in these areas.

WORKAID takes applications from groups working with orphans, widows, street children,refugees and the disabled as well as those suffering the consequences of HIV/AIDS. WORKAID is also keen to support UK based groups working with vulnerable and unemployed young people in the UK.
Please read the following criteria carefully before taking the time to make an application.

WORKAID APPLICATION CRITERIA:

Groups must already be active
The main beneficiaries should be unemployed youth, widows and orphans, disabled people, people living with HIV/AIDS
The group should be able to demonstrate financial stability
Groups should have suitable premises and secure storage facilities
Groups should be registered with the appropriate government department

ITEMS WORKAID ARE ABLE TO SUPPLY:

Tool kits for the following trades:
carpentry, masonry, mechanics and motor vehicle maintenance, electrical, plumbing, leatherwork and shoe making, horticulture,  sewing machines, knitting machines, typewriters

ITEMS WORKAID DO NOT SUPPLY:

Computers or computing equipment
Photocopiers
Money or financial help in any form

HOW TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION:

Please read our Terms & Conditions before making an application.
Send a letter by email clearly stating:
- Where you are and the name and address of the    group/project 
- What activities your project currently undertakes 
- How many beneficiaries there are 
- What tools/equipment you are asking for 
- Send application letters with copies of any registration certificates and a reference letter from a local community/church/NGO leader.
For Kenya and Uganda please email projects2@workaid.org
For Tanzania and Zambia please email projects@workaid.org

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER WORKAID RECEIVES YOUR APPLICATION?

All applications are considered by our Project Review Group
 Some projects will be unsuccessful - this may be because -    
we are overwhelmed with requests
the project is far from areas where we are able to visit or assess. Please see individual country pages for more information.
the project does not meet our criteria. We prefer to work with projects who have started, even in a small way, and have demonstrated a commitment by accessing some equipment themselves.
we are not happy with the application
Other projects will be asked to return a WORKAID Application Form giving us more detailed information about their group's activities
- If approved, our local partner will arrange to visit the project to verify the information you have given and to clarify any details
- Once approved it may be another 6-12 months before you receive your consignment
- We contact you when we are about to dispatch the goods and explain your collection procedure when they arrive in your country

ARE ANY COSTS INVOLVED?

No. WORKAID provides the tools and equipment free of charge and pays the cost of transport to our distribution point - usually the base of one of our partners in your country.
You will need to arrange transport to collect the equipment from our partner and deliver to your project; and to pay for this transport.
However there will be no charges from our partners.

Please visit the "Contact " page for details of where to send your application.

For UK and HUB applications please email John Fox: generalmanager@workaid.org