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Keeping hope alive: internal investment fund review 2017-18

In 2015, Christian Aid established an internal investment fund to encourage a more specific focus on tackling violence and building peace, in line with the organisation’s strategic objectives.  

This has involved: 

  • four annual rounds of funding to date
  • £400,000–£500,000 allocated to the fund each year
  • projects supported in 16 countries, with budgets of £20,000–£100,000
  • projects funded subject to a competitive selection process.

This review is part of a collection of content - 'Keeping hope alive'.

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    Context

    In 2016, more countries experienced violent conflict than at any time in nearly 30 years. If current trends persist, by 2030 – the horizon set by the international community for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – more than half of the world’s poor will be living in countries affected by high levels of violence.

    This rise in violence has been accompanied by a global undermining of civil society space and an increase in attacks on those at the frontline of protecting human rights and calling for peace locally, with more than 300 murdered in 2017.

    It is clear that peacebuilding efforts are off course and that development and faith-based actors have a role to play in changing violence to peace.