Voice Call for Proposals: Philippines Sudden Opportunity Grants

Deadline: 31 December 2018

Has there been an unanticipated closure or widening of civic space that needs a timely response? Is there a time-bound opportunity to influence policy on criminalisation, marginalisation, discrimination, and/or exclusion? Is there a consensus among a consortium/ civil society network for a strategic action? If you answered yes to the questions above, then apply for Philippines Sudden Opportunity Grants!

Funding Information

Voice accept proposals spanning 6 months to a maximum of 1 year, ranging from €5,000 to €200,000 (approx. ₱265,000 to ₱10,600,000).

Elements

Sudden opportunities can vary greatly, depending on the situation. They can however, be described through the common elements they share.

  • Sudden: These are unexpected moments, which happen without any warning. They could be a policy direction change for the government, a shift in public opinion, or a new court ruling with deep policy implications.
  • Collective Action: These unexpected moments require collective action. They require a response not just from one group but from several organizations such as a coalition, a consortium, or a network.
  • Immediate: These unexpected moments require immediate action. They temporarily create the right set of circumstances for making a change possible. The moment will eventually pass and the opportunity to make a change is lost.
  • Impact on Target Groups: These unexpected moments have to greatly impact at least one or more of Voice the target groups. They need to be involved in the collective action being proposed.
  • National Scope: These unexpected moments are national in scope. The impacts are not restricted to specific regions, provinces, or areas.

Target Groups

  • People with disabilities
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-gender, intersex (LGBTI)
  • Women facing exploitation, abuse and/or violence
  • Age discriminated vulnerable groups notably the young and elderly
  • Indigenous people and ethnic minorities

How to Apply

Take the eligibility test available on the given website.

Eligible Country: Philippines

For more information, please visit Philippines Sudden Opportunity Grants.

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