Voice Call for Proposals: Uganda Empowerment Grants

Deadline: 15 March 2018

Is your organisation target-led by one of the below-mentioned target groups? Are you working in Karamoja, Acholi, Lango or West Nile region? Is your organisation’s or group’s annual budget smaller than Euro 50,000? If you answered yes to the above questions then apply for Voice’s Uganda Empowerment Grants!

Voice is seeking proposals from groups or organisations for its Uganda Empowerment Grants to raise awareness, develop transformative leadership, build skills and confidence of the Voice targe groups.

Empowerment grants focus on the redistribution of power for marginalised and discriminated groups in society. It aims at building confidence in order to engage and interact with each other as well as in public, and build mutual trust while acknowledging their differences.

Funding Information

  • In Uganda, empowerment grants are available from €5,000 up to €25,000.
  • Empowerment grants are small grants with a maximum timeframe of 24 months.

Target Groups

Empowerment grants are targeting (informal) groups or organisations led by the following Voice target groups:

  • Persons living with disabilities
  • Indigenous people and/or ethnic minorities
  • Age-discriminated vulnerable groups especially youth
  • Women facing exploitation, abuse and/or violence

The overall aim is to strengthen and enhance their capacity to lobby and advocacy. The target groups need to be in the driver’s seat, whether leading on their own, with allies, or exploring and co-creating solutions with those in power. Preference will be given to local groups, community groups or organisations.


This grant will support activities aimed at, amongst others:

  • Building the capacity of the target groups or organisations that work with/for them such as through institutional strengthening of their organisations. Applications for capacity building must provide clear sustainability plans.
  • Supporting initiatives to build self-confidence among indigenous groups especially those that have been pushed away or affected by war or draught or other reasons.
  • Facilitating transformative leadership among members of the target groups at community level.
  • Bridging gender gaps and power differences and other imbalances that affect the target groups at grassroots level.
  • Empowering the target beneficiaries with information about their rights, opportunities, safe spaces, and linkages that can advance their access to justice, resources, or political participation.

How to Apply

Applicants can download the application form via given website.

Eligible Country: Uganda

For more information, please visit Uganda Empowerment Grants.

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