Discovery Fund

In line with Discovery’s core purpose, which is to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives, the vision of the Discovery Fund is to improve individuals’ quality of life through the provision of primary health care services in indigent communities that do not have access to mainstream health care.

Application and reporting deadlines

Applications for funding are currently open for the Human Capacity and Skills Development programme (previously called the Human Resource Strengthening Programme) and the application form and reporting form are available for download below.

The deadline for submissions is 18 December 2016.

Please note:

  • If you are a current partner of the Discovery Fund and would like to reapply for funding, please ensure that you have sent a report through (the link to the reporting form can be found below) before you re-apply, or at the same time as making a new application
  • If you are submitting an application form and/or a reporting form, please note that these are not considered complete unless submitted together with the completed monitoring and evaluation indicators tables, which are available for download below.

Funding guidelines for the Human Capacity and Skills Development Programme

The following activities will be considered for support by the Discovery Fund:

  • Projects that increase human resource capacity and skill levels in the primary health care sector, such as in-service training of health workers and health professionals in needed areas;

  • Training focusing on health disciplines;

  • Accredited training of Community Health Workers;

  • In-service training of midwives, nurses and clinic staff

NB: please note that we also require your banking details on your organisation’s letterhead, signed by two senior members of your organisation.

Click to download the Discovery Fund M&E template for application forms

Click to download the Discovery Fund full application form 2016

Click to download the Discovery Fund M&E template for reporting forms

Click to download the Discovery Fund reporting form 2016