For World Mental Health Day, Carin looks back at the last year in mental health, highlighting the vital role charities have played in promoting awareness and delivering much-needed care in a difficult funding environment. While there are open promises of increased government funding towards mental health, there remains a need for private funding—now more than ever.
WSUP has been working with the water and sanitation utility in Lusaka to support a new pit-emptying service targeted at low-income customers. This initial work, funded in part by SFF, has helped shape the utility’s scale-up plans for faecal sludge management services under the city’s new multi-million-dollar investment programme. This blog reflects on lessons learned, and on how this experience links with the Foundation’s approach to funding.
In the third post of a blog series on our strategy and focus, we set out how we’re thinking about our impact in WASH, and the best way to understand and manage it.
In the second of two blog posts, Arjun Pant from Evidence Action describes the challenges it has faced with financial sustainability for its Dispensers for Safe Water programme and the path forward for ensuring ongoing viability of the programme’s operations.
In the first of two blog posts for the Stone Family Foundation, Arjun Pant from Evidence Action describes how it rapidly scaled up its Dispensers for Safe Water programme and the key lessons it learned during that process.
Following our recent blog on a strategy re-fresh, we have also reviewed and revised our internal processes, spending time considering how we identify, analyse and fund enterprises.