Winds of Change – Funding Guidelines

If you would like the Winds of Change Foundation to consider funding your project, you are welcome to submit a funding request. Please note that the only way we receive unsolicited funding requests is through emails sent to or by post using the postal address at the bottom of this page.

Funding requests must clearly fit within the Foundation’s funding strategy. The Foundation works to achieve its goal of partnering in the development of its neighbouring communities in the Laisamis constituency.

We fund work around three core issue areas.

  • Enhancing employability through primary/ secondary education support and vocational training support;
  • Access to health services by supporting health education and facilities and;
  • Providing water, specifically for the health and employability initiatives to enable them to provide a sustainable impact and improve livelihoods. In the medium term this focus will shift to emphasize livelihoods activities.

The following Core Principles guide the Winds of Change Foundation’s investment approach:

  • Projects to be distributed across the Laisamis constituency area.
  • Projects to seek to balance the needs of the respective communities in Laisamis constituency area.
  • Projects selected will be from the target thematic areas – education, health and water. Exceptions may be made for discretionary spend.
  • Where organisations are supported, these must be a legal entity and preferably a not-for-profit.
  • Organisations / projects supported should not be a religious organisation or for a religious purpose.
  • Organisations / projects supported should not be for a political organisation or for a political purpose.

Please also note that the Foundation does not give or lend money for personal aid to individuals (cash grants) or fund Private Foundations.

When evaluating your proposal, over and above using the principals guiding our investment approach, we will want to verify;

  • How your project fits within one of the Foundation’s thematic areas,
  • If your work covers one or more geographical locations within Laisamis Constituency and,
  • If your work enables the Foundation to sufficiently balance the needs of the respective communities in Laisamis constituency.

If you feel your work relates to our funding strategy and you have met the criteria described above, please submit your inquiry via email to

In your enquiry, please ensure to explain how your community / organisation will contribute to the proposed project. This is an important component of your inquiry and will be considered during evaluation of your proposal.

The submission of a proposal that meets the above criteria does not imply automatic funding. Funding decisions are made at the discretion of the Foundation.

We will follow up with you if we have any additional questions or feel there is a possible fit between our work and yours.



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This pillar focuses on access to education and development of skills for the labor market. In 2015, WoC provided books and pens to 18 primary schools. WOC also distributed 500 desks to 23 primary in South Horr, Arge, Mercy, Namarei, El Molo bay and other parts of Laisamis constituency.


WoC has identified the extension of Sarima School, the construction of facilities at Nyiro boys and Nyiro Girls School as key focus areas for the education pillar in 2016. WoC will also continue to support the provision of teaching materials to local primary schools.


WoC is in discussions with the Marsabit South Technical Institute to determine the nature and type of investments it can make to support development of vocational skills in Laisamis. This is expected to boost tertiary education as well as enhance future employability in the area. This project will be launched during the operational phase of the wind farm.


WoC is also planning to set up a scholarship fund for secondary and vocational education in the area.




The expansive but sparsely populated project area, coupled with years of under-investment in the sector has resulted in limited access to health services by the local communities. WoC support to health focusses on enhancing access to health services by upgrading physical infrastructure and during operation of the windfarm, partnering with stakeholders to support targeted outreach programs.


WoC has supported the improvement of health facilities at Burri-Aramia dispensary (solar lighting, vaccine freezer, shelving for medical supplies and furniture including examination ward and delivery beds and patient toilets among other items.)


WoC has also contracted a local organization – Community Empowerment Development Initiative Marsabit (CEDIM) to undertake HIV/AIDS sensitization campaigns. CEDIM has trained 17 Community Health Workers (CHWs) and attached them to existing government run health facilities to sensitize and educate the local population on matters around HIV/AIDS. In2015, WoC carried out a three-month HIV/AIDS awareness and testing campaign in around the wind farm site.


In future, WoC plans to support Marsabit County in the upgrading of facilities at Laisamis health centre and other health centres in the area.




Due to the arid nature of Marsabit, water is a scarce commodity. LTWP has spearheaded the rehabilitation of several water boreholes and water supply points. The water points that have been rehabilitated include; Arge, Laga el fereji, Namarei, Kutider-Korr, Gatab III and El Molo.


WoC has installed a solar driven reverse osmosis system in Sarima village. In addition, WoC has built watering troughs in different parts of the constituency, to ease provision of water to livestock. There were no reported livestock deaths due to droughts in 2015 following construction of watering troughs in the dry season grazing area around Gatab.


WoC has also installed solar driven pumps to rehabilitated boreholes that had pump problems. On completion of the LTWP’s construction phase, 11 boreholes will be handed over to the community.


In 2016 WoC plans to build a 100,000 litre storage tank at Gatab III to ensure that there is adequate supply of water to the community and their livestock during periods of drought. WoC will also lay a 7-km water pipeline in Arge, to bring potable water to two villages of over 3,000 people in Arge.




WoC has rolled out a road safety campaign along the recently upgraded C77 public road between Laisamis and Sarima. CEDIM is the local partner implementing this activity, and they have already recruited and trained 12 people from centers and villages along the Laisamis-Sarima road to act as road safety educators.


In support of peaceful and secure communities, WoC has built accommodation for the Administration Police and extended the existing Police office in Loiyangalani.