We fund diabetes projects with a poverty focus in line with the WDF Code of Conduct.
WDF projects should
- Focus on diabetes care, prevention and/or advocacy within one or more of WDF's focus areas (See What We Do for details)
- Produce sustainable outcomes that continue after WDF funding ceases
- Require minimum funding from WDF for salaries and indirect costs
WDF does not fund
• Basic laboratory research or other exclusive research projects
• Travel grants for conferences, meetings, etc.
• Educational grants - long term basic or specialised training
• Construction of buildings
• Primary health care work without focus on/link to diabetes prevention and care
• Establishment of parallel structures
• Heavy equipment (vehicles and tertiary care equipment, unless justified)
• External consultants (unless justified by project design and local context)
• North/South approach (unless justified by local context)
• Project staff component should be kept to a minimum
• Per diem/daily allowances where cost of participation, transport and accommodation is also covered through the project budget
WDF does not fund core running costs, including:
o Salaries/incentives for permanent staff
o Procurement of medicines
o Test consumables (strips, reagents etc.) for long term continuation of activities
Guideline on administration fee/overhead
Administration cost should not exceed 7% of the subtotal. The boundary between general administration costs and direct project spending may appear less than clear-cut, but the following types of expenses within the organisation can only be covered by the administration fee:
• Office maintenance (rent, cleaning, office expenses, transport, electricity and water, assistant personnel and other common operational costs).
• Staffing of head office (and field office, if any) carrying out normal administrative procedures, including: The preparation of applications and other proposals, costs of travel that does not form part of activity-specific monitoring. Recruitment and selection of personnel unrelated to any specific project, meeting activity, contacts with the WDF Secretariat, reporting assignments, general budgeting and accounting tasks.
• The organisational leadership’s involvement in the cooperation (leadership refers to members of the various governing bodies).