Funding and Support
Health and Safety
Safeguarding the health and safety of our staff and professional volunteers is of utmost importance to K4C. Our extensive knowledge of the countries within which we work, along with our comprehensive risk assessment processes and the ongoing monitoring, support and high-quality supervision we provide ensure that all our staff and volunteers are as safe and comfortable as possible throughout their placement with us.
✔ Comprehensive travel, medical, professional indemnity and medical malpractice insurance policies
✔ Risk assessed travel, accommodation and placement arrangements
✔ Comprehensive pre-placement induction process and high-quality support and supervision whilst on placement
✔ Experienced teams of local health and administrative staff
✔ Close, diverse and trusting relationships with local staff and stakeholders
✔ Provision of financial support packages for eligible volunteers
Funding and Financial Support
At K4C, we recognise that undertaking a professional volunteering placement can be prohibitively expensive to many people. This is why we offer financial support to as many of our professional volunteers as possible and endeavour to keep costs as low as possible for those who we cannot fund and therefore need to pay for themselves.
The table below provides an indication of the costs of completing a professional volunteering placement in Uganda. Please note that these costs are estimates and may vary depending on placement dates and location, international travel arrangements, professional discipline, personal preferences and exchange rates.
|Placement Type & K4C Support|
|Unfunded||Part Funded||Fully Funded|
|Return Flights (UK to Uganda)||350 - 900||✕||✕||✔|
|Airport Transfers (in Uganda)||40 - 150||✕||✔||✔|
|Accommodation (per month)||200 - 300||✕||✔||✔|
|Living Allowance (per month)||200 - 400||✕||✕||✔*|
|Work Permit & Clinical Registration||100 - 200||✕||✕||✔|
|Vaccinations & Antimalarials||Variable||✕||✕||✕|
|Placement Setup Fee||300||✕||✔||✔|
*K4C currently provides a living allowance of £400 per month for fully funded placements
**Travel, Medical, Professional Indemnity and Medical Malpractice
Please note that numbers are limited for all placement types, especially part and fully funded placements. All offers of part or fully funded placements will be made on a case-by-case basis, depending on the funding, projects and existing capacity we have available at the time.