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.

  • Avatar Mustafo says:

    Does the possibility of participation of NGOs from Central Asia?

    • Avatar 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!

  • Avatar 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

    • Avatar 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!

  • Avatar carol says:

    Why isn’t Lebanon included?

  • Avatar 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.

    • Avatar 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!

  • Avatar 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.

  • Avatar Ijeoma Nnaj says:

    I want to register and pay for premium in funds for ngo but it is difficult for us. Don’t you have a Nigeria bank account we can pay in. We are frustrated.

    • Avatar Reena says:

      Hi Ijeoma Nnaj,

      Thank you for your interest in fundsforNGOs Premium.

      To become a Premium Member, please complete the online registration form. Here are the steps to do that:
      1. Visit the link http://premium.fundsforngos.org
      2. Click on your country
      3. Complete the registration form and click on “Submit”
      4. Select the Payment Method and follow the instructions on the screen

      If you choose to pay via credit/debit card then your Premium Account would be activated instantly.

      If you choose “International Bank Transfer” then on the next page under “Your Message”, please type in the message box your username and email address and next click on “Save”.

      Please note that an additional amount of $25 is applicable for a bank transfer to cover bank transfer fees.

      We hope to welcome you as a Premium Member very soon.

      If we can do anything else to assist or if you have additional questions, please let us know.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar Mercy Anene says:

    it’s impressive and motivating. My local NGO would be applying for the grant to implement and build capacity in the community

  • Avatar unyime franca says:

    thanks for bee there for us

  • Avatar Both Michael says:

    This is really a great news. my NGO is registered in 2017 in south sudan and we are dealing with health and protection related issues….we willl be applying.

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Both Michael

      Yes, south sudan is eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Aisha Aminu says:

    I want to apply for this and I don’t have website

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Aisha Aminu,

      For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar mustafo says:

    Good day.
    We have a lot of migrant families in Tajikistan. Can NGOs in Tajikistan submit applications to beneficiaries, who will be avgan women?

  • Avatar kintu Medy says:

    We are thankful for your help. Even though we are still trying our luck. God bless you lets keep on trying.

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