Deadline: 3 March 2017
The Girl Generation is accepting proposals from grassroots organisations, networks and individuals for its End Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Grants Programme with an aim to build an Africa-led movement to end FGM by enabling grassroots organisations and individuals to access funds to support communication, advocacy and campaigning activities to promote ending FGM.
- Enabling social change to end FGM
- Supporting End FGM ambassadors
- Supporting positioning of ending FGM on regional/international agendas
- Supporting youth-led social change
- Movement-building opportunities to engage wider audiences with the issue
- Amplifying/covering/reporting on stories of change
- Government priorities
There are two main types of grants available through the programme:
- Activity Grants to enable social change to end FGM: grants to grassroots organisations and networks to support activities to end social change. There are three types of activity grants available to organisations and networks:
- Small grants (US$ 4,000 – US$ 10,000)
- Medium grants (US$ 10,000 – US$ 20,000)
- Large grants (US$ 20,000 – US$ 50,000)
- Travel Grants to support individuals, networks and grassroots organisations to participate in national, regional and international events related to ending FGM.
- Up to USD $1,500 to support travel to regional and national events
- Up to USD $3,500 to support travel to international events
To apply for an activity grant, organisations must:
- Be a local organisation (such as non-government organisations (NGO)/civil society organisations (CSOs), community-based organisations (CBO), etc.) or network (including youth clubs, school clubs, journalist networks, etc.)
- Already be working on ending FGM or a related area (e.g. women’s rights or gender based violence, youth activism or communication for change)
- Be based in Kenya, Nigeria or The Gambia
To apply for travel grant, applicants must:
- Already be working on ending FGM or a related area (e.g. women’s rights or gender based violence, youth activism or communication)
- Be based in Africa and working in a The Girl Generation priority country
- Provide justification for how attending the event will move forward efforts to end FGM.
- Be legally able to travel to the country the event is being held in
- International travel grants will not be approved for:
- conferences as a participant unless a strong justification is provided on how one will benefit from this (this will be reviewed on a case by case basis by The Girl Generation). Other forms of participation are however encouraged and should not limited to the options provided
- Education courses
- Be linked to a grassroots organisation (such as non-government organisations (NGO)/civil society organisations (CSOs), community-based organisations (CBO), etc.) or network (including youth clubs, school clubs, etc.)
- In exceptional circumstances, funding to government representatives might be considered, for example if they are promoting the work of grassroots organisations (this will be reviewed)
- Membership of The Girl Generation is not required, but encouraged
How to Apply
Proposals must be submitted via email at the address given on the website.
Eligible Countries: Kenya, Nigeria, Gambia, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, Mali, Senegal, Somalia and Sudan.
For more information, please visit End FGM Grants Programme.