Development Grant Program

What is the Development Grant Program?

The World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) new Development Grant Program (DGP) aims to encourage new and innovative ideas and projects to support the inherited bleeding disorders community worldwide. This program is designed to provide support for new and innovative projects from WFH patient organizations, relating to one or more of the six areas of the WFH Development Model, with the aim of achieving sustainable comprehensive care and treatment for all.

The overall objectives of the program are to:

  • Assist WFH national member organizations (NMOs) in developing and strengthening their skills
  • Provide tools to help NMOs create and implement successful and sustainable development projects
  • Empower WFH NMOs to better advocate and support the improvements of bleeding disorders care in their countries

The WFH will award one-time grants ranging from $5,000 – $25,000 USD for a duration of 6-24 months.


The Development Grant Program is open to all WFH NMOs.

Selection criteria

Decisions on allocation of funds for selected applications will be made by the WFH Development Grants Committee, based on the following main criteria:

  • How the project relates to the WFH Comprehensive Model and WFH Strategic Plan, and fits in with other activities of the patient organization;
  • Projects must have clearly defined S.M.A.R.T. objectives;
  • Extent to which the project addresses local patient organization / country needs;
  • Proposal merits and innovative approaches;
  • How the project contributes to longer-term sustainable improvements in advocacy and comprehensive care in their home countries;
  • Cost-effectiveness of proposal.

The WFH is currently receiving applications for the Development Grant Program. Interested NMOs should submit their project applications by 24 May 2019.

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The Development Grant Program is supported by exclusive funding from: