AmplifyChange Strengthening Grants to Support Small & Medium Civil Society Organisations

Deadline: 5 February 2019

AmplifyChange is currently inviting applicants from eligible organisations for its Strengthening Grants program to support, strengthen quality and scale-up the work of small to medium civil society organisations, partnerships and coalitions who are operating at a local, community, district or national level.

Strengthening grants are also intended to support organisational development and boost effectiveness of group; they understand that this enables organisations to better implement projects that are aiming to secure improvements in SRHR.

Priorities

AmplifyChange support advocacy and activist groups working on these five priority areas:

  • Addressing gender-based violence, including sexual violence and female genital mutilation (FGM)
  • Addressing the causes of unsafe abortion including decriminalisation of abortion
  • Challenging stigma and discrimination, attitudes and laws that undermine human rights, including on grounds of gender or sexual orientation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals
  • Improving sexual health of young people and girls, including comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) and addressing child and early forced marriage (CEFM)
  • Increasing access to comprehensive reproductive health services for poor, vulnerable and marginalised people

Grant Information

Strengthening grants range from EUR40,000 – EUR100,000.

Outcome Areas

  • Increasing individual awareness of SRHR as human rights
  • Improving access to SRHR resources, information & services
  • Transforming social norms
  • Changing policies & laws
  • Building stronger, more inclusive movements for SRHR

Eligibility Criteria

  • The general eligibility criteria for Strengthening grantees are:
    • The applicant organisation must be registered in one of the AmplifyChange eligible countries (mentioned below).
    • The project must be implemented in one of the AmplifyChange eligible countries.
    • The applicant organisation must have a bank account.
    • The project must respond to one or more of the Amplify Change priorities.
    • The project must respond to one or more of the AmplifyChange outcome areas.
    • The organisation must be a Southern-based organisation.
    • The organisation must be a small to medium sized organisation with an average annual expenditure of less than EUR1 million per year.
  • AmplifyChange will consider concept notes from civil society organisations based in Sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia.
  • AmplifyChange will recognise the broad scope of civil society and the wide range of organisations, actors and coalitions it encompasses. Therefore, they are happy to receive concept notes from community groups, non-governmental organisations, indigenous groups, charitable organisations, faith-based organisations, research institutes, social enterprise groups, public-private partnerships, communications and media groups and professional associations.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via given website.

Eligible Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic Of, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the, Cote D’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, The,  Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

For more information, please visit https://amplifychange.org/grant-model/strengthening/

For great tips on how to apply and succeed please click here.

  • Mustafo says:

    Does the possibility of participation of NGOs from Central Asia?

    • Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Mustafo,

      AmplifyChange will consider concept notes from civil society organisations based in Sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia. For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Relief Human Rights Organization says:

    Our organization is Registered Since 26th May 2016 From Govt of KPK (Pakistan) and have small medium sized Profile of Activities in Field of Fundamental Human Rights but have No Bank Account due to National Security Policy of State, so could we Apply on Consortium Bank Account Number for Grant???
    RHRO is have Three Audit Reports and big office

    • Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • carol says:

    Why isn’t Lebanon included?

  • Joseph lungu says:

    This is the best way to provide SRHR to our community. The initiative is community tailored, Foundation for Development of Children (FDC),based in the rural parts of Zambia, is definitely applying.

    • Reena says:

      Hi Joseph lungu,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Mma. says:

    Dear Erik, thanks for the write up,it’ll assist me greatly in my proposals from now on.Have a bit day,Mma.

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