Selection process

WONDER partners with local organisations in the UK and overseas who have a track record of helping poor communities.

WONDER looks for a partner (or a partner approaches WONDER) and a project based on established criteria and investment interest from funders in the UK .

WONDER begins discussions and project design with partners and the local community.

Partners collect information on existing situation and needs and deliver to WONDER.

WONDER evaluates the information delivered, expected social impact and resources required.

Project passes internal evaluation and WONDER presents the information to potential investors.

Investors agree to finance or invest in the selected project and WONDER issues the Terms of Reference.

The Terms of Reference are signed. The Project starts.

WONDER provides ongoing support, training and advice to partners and delivers periodic reports to investors.

The project is complete.

WONDER measures project impact to deliver results to investors.

WONDER uses the results as an example and disseminates findings to stakeholders (through events, media, etc.) to encourage further awareness and collaboration.

WONDER shares learning, project model and lessons with partners and WONDER’s Network.


Selection of projects focussed on those that are established in areas where social care and government structures are not strong. 

We rely on the capacity and local expertise of our partners to respond to local needs (e.g. access to healthcare, education and other areas of social support to promote exit from poverty and empowerment).

Projects proposed by partners or WONDER are evaluated according to the strictest criteria to ensure best practice and positive social impact. 

The Selection Process

Partners must be non-profit organisations or social enterprises established in the receiving country and legally recognised by the local authorities.

The proposing entity must have a successful track record in the field of EDUCATION, HEALTH or WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT and local personnel with adequate technical competency to manage the project.

We give priority to:
  • Projects aimed at women and children living in rural areas or impoverished urban areas;
  • Health programmes;
  • Projects that are able to obtain additional local resources as a result of WONDER’s support and funding;
  • Projects that can generate additional development initiatives;
  • Literacy programmes for children, adolescents and adults;
  • Primary education (formal and non-formal);
  • Teacher training;
  • Vocational and job training;
  • Multi-disciplinary and holistic education programmes.


We encourage interventions that are proven to work based on scientific evidence, evidence of social impact and other factors that confirm effectiveness.

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