Submit Proposals for Voice’s Seizing the Moment: Global Sudden Opportunity Grants!

Deadline: 31 December 2018

Are you a global or regional coalition or network that is led by one of Voice’s target groups? Do you see a sudden and unanticipated opportunity to undertake joint action to influence global and/or regional bodies for your cause? Is there a sudden threat to civic space at regional or global level that could have a ripple effect on your access to (productive) resources and employment, access to social services, or your space for political participation? Is there a regional or global opportunity for strategic advocacy or litigation, coordination of collective action that can lead to change in legal decision, policy/laws, a shift in public attitudes and practices? Will this collective action challenge discrimination, promote equal access and opportunities, enhance social well-being or development? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then apply for the Global Sudden Opportunity Grants!

Voice is currently seeking proposals for a program entitled “Seizing the Moment: Global Sudden Opportunity Grants” that will focus on the interaction between national and regional/global influencing are of particular interest to Voice.

Target Groups

  • Women facing exploitation, abuse and/or violence,
  • People with Disabilities,
  • Age-discriminated (youth and elderly),
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people and
  • Indigenous People and Ethnic Minorities.

Grant Information

This grant is available from Euro 5,000 to Euro 200,000 for an intervention that will last between 6 and 12 months.

Themes

  • Improved access to (productive) resources (finance, land and water) and employment,
  • Improved access to social services, health and education in particular, and
  • Space for political participation

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applications are being accepted where the coalition or network (or lead applicant if you are applying in consortia) is registered in either Africa or Asia and at least one of the consortia members operates in at least one but preferably more of the ten Voice focus countries (mentioned below)
  • The only exception to the above is if the grant cannot be led by a network or coalition based in Africa or Asia due to the nature of the proposed project presenting additional security or safety risks. In this case Voice allows an application led by a coalition or network outside of Africa and Asia (but still implemented in close collaboration with local groups, taking security and safety into account).
  • The lead party, coalition or network must be a legally registered not-for-profit civil society with an operational bank account in the applicant’s name.
  • The coalition, network or consortia must be target group-led.

How to Apply

  • Take the eligibility test through the given website.
  • If applicants have passed the eligibility test, they need to send an email at the address given on the website to describe their collective action in 1 to 2 paragraphs. In this email applicants need to describe what the sudden opportunity is, the actions applicants intend to take, the actors undertaking the collective action, the amount needed and the duration.
  • If the collective action meets the criteria of the grant, Voice will contact applicants to discuss further and send an application form to complete. Once the application form has been submitted via Smartsheets, they aim to make decisions within 4 weeks after application. Projects that are rewarded with funding must be implemented within 6-12 months after approval of the application.

Eligible Countries: Nigeria, Niger, Mali, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Indonesia, Philippines, Laos and Cambodia

For more information, please visit Global Sudden Opportunity Grants.

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