The Ernest Foundation

The Ernest Foundation

Prevention of the spread of HIV and helping in the reduction of HIV amongst the West African Community

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1116823)




  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
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  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)
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The Ernest Foundation is a registered charity based in Peckham (Southwark) supporting people living with HIV and AIDS and other related diseases. We support the people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS through the formation of peer support group. Within the group we will organise seminars, workshops to help build the confidence, self esteem and empower the clients. The group will meet every first Saturday of each month to socialise and discuss issues of interest. To encourage more people to join the group, we will also run campaigns on stigmatisation and employ some of the members as outreach workers to visit hospitals clinics to sell the ideas and recruit. We intend to run a project of encourage more people living in Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark to go for early testing. To do this, we intend to over the next five years distribute leaflets in all homes at these boroughs. Research conducted has shown that people respond positively more to leaflets on sensitive issues handed in the private homes than in the public open places, seminars, workshops or conferences. Funding Requirement We are therefore requesting from interested funders a sum of one hundred and five thousand and thirty-six pounds (£105,036) for our annual operational requirement. We shall require £31,031 in the first month of operation. This is because of the need to pay for the printing of leaflets contract on the onset of the programme. Attached are annex1 and annex2 for the financial planning assumptions for the twelve months in our first operational year. Measurement of results against proposed objectives The total funding requirement for the five-year period has been linked to the project’s objective through a number of results based proposals shown on the attached annex3. We are projecting a 10% increase in early testing cases in the targeted boroughs. Within this overall objective, we will, during the proposed period, contribute to a number of expected accomplishments by delivering related key outputs, shown in the result based proposals. The expected accomplishments would lead to the fulfilment of the projects objectives within its lifetime and the indicators of achievement show a measurement of progress towards such accomplishments during the proposed period. These will form the basis of evaluation and monitoring of our project’s objectives Financial Plan – Annex1 Assumptions Primary expenditure for the programme includes 1. Cost of printing leaflets – It is assumed that during the period of one year volunteers will distribute 10 different leaflets to about 54,000 households in our target area. Printing cost at the press is £220 per a bundle of 5000 prints = £23,760 per annum. Engagement contract with press will be signed in month one 2. Volunteers – There will be 10 volunteers at any time on duty. Volunteers allowance will consist of daily subsistence allowance of £30 per week. Volunteers will be engaged for 45 weeks per year = £13,500 3. Public insurance liability – 10 Volunteers will incur annual cost of £816 for a sum assured of £1,000,000, payable in advance at the start of the year. 4. Rent – There will be a monthly rental for the office space of £ 900 per month 5. Utilities (Electricity, gas and water) – Payable at the rate of £50 per month 6. Salary for Outreach officer working part time at 0.3 whole time equivalent. £25,000 at 0.3 wte = £7,500 per annum 7. Transportation – 10 Volunteers will be given £16 per week Oyster card top up. = £7,200 in addition £2,400 is projected for taxi fare for invited speakers. 8. Ex-gratia payment to invited speakers to group activities = 20 sessions at £225 per session = £4,500 9. Refreshment for weekly meetings for support group is estimated to be £400 per meeting. There will be a weekly meeting for 45 weeks for the year. = £18,000 10. Telephone and internet cost. £60 per month 11. Training for group 20 leaders – four courses per year at £750 per session 12. Other cost including Rental of venues (regular meetings), rental of furniture, postage and miscellaneous expenses will be £250 per month 13. Professional services includes services for expert advice to comply with legislation regulations and financial bookkeeping services. This will be £620 per month 14. Advertising and promotional cost is projected to be £600 per year 15. Each seminar and workshop is projected to cost £350 excluding rental of venue. It is estimated that there will be 12 such meeting is the year. We planned to hold six of them in conjunction with organised groups such as churches