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+27(0)11 544 0300

Physical address:

Block B Metropolitan Office Park
8 Hillside Road Parktown

Postal address:

Private Bag X125

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 healthcare services in indigent communities that do not have access to mainstream healthcare.

Application and reporting deadlines

Applications for funding are currently open for the Community Health Programme and the application form and reporting form are available for download below.

The deadline for submissions is 18 March 2019.

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 Community Health Programme

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

The objective of this focus area is to provide support to organisations with a history of success in the field of mobilising and training community health workers (CHWs), with a focus on active case finding, screening and referrals to health facilities. This includes support for:

  • the mobilisation of CHWs;
  • CHW operations, which incorporate household assessments, health education, screening and referrals;
  • primary healthcare (PHC) nurses and supervisors of CHW teams;
  • programmes which deliver quality health services at primary and high schools; and
  • programmes with a focus on both infectious and non-communicable diseases.

The services provided by those organisations within this focus area fall under the following subcategories:

  • comprehensive HIV/Aids care, management and treatment (CCMT);
  • health systems strengthening (HSS); and
  • community outreach.

The Fund’s expected outcome for this type of intervention and support is:

  • qualified and coordinated CHW teams supporting community health;
  • improvement in the quality of care given to the community;
  • improved community access to health education, promotion and prevention; and
  • improved support for CHW teams and increased numbers of referrals; and
  • improved health results for school-going children, as well as addressing health barriers to learning.

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

Discovery Fund M&E template application forms 

Discovery Fund full application form 2019

Discovery Fund M&E template reporting forms

Discovery Fund reporting form 2019