AmplifyChange’s 2019 Opportunity Grant for Women and LGBTIQ led Civil Society Organisations

Deadline: 3 May 2019

AmplifyChange is pleased to invite women led and LGBTIQ led civil society organisations for its 2019 Opportunity Grant to nurture and encourage innovative ideas and approaches on SRHR advocacy in new contexts.

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The purpose of this grant is to implement projects doing advocacy within a sexual and reproductive health rights framework.

They aim to be flexible in their funding approach so that smaller and new organisations can access their funding, but they do expect a project to have promising potential to achieve meaningful change for women and girls and those who identify as LGBTIQ. They work as a challenge fund, and applications are considered on a competitive basis.

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Eligible Projects

They are particularly interested to fund projects that:

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  • Are submitted by small, grassroots organisations that are women-led and LGBTIQ-led groups that find it challenging to access funding
  • Aim to address the root causes and drivers of discriminatory social norms and inequitable power relations
  • Pilot a new idea or innovative approach and to learn lessons about what is effective
  • Implementing a promising practice that have shown initial success
  • Empower women, girls and LGBTIQ to advocate for their rights and access to services
  • Work towards the development, improvement and effective implementation of laws and policies, including by-laws

Funding Information

Opportunity grants can be up to a maximum of 40,000 Euros.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Women led and LGBTIQ led civil society organisations (CSOs) are eligible to apply which are located in one of the eligible countries listed below.
  • Civil society organisations (CSOs) include:
    • Community groups
    • Youth groups
    • Non-governmental organisations
    • Indigenous groups
    • Charitable organisations
    • Faith-based organisations
    • Research institutes
    • Social enterprise groups
    • Public-private partnerships
    • Communications and media groups
    • Professional associations

They will not fund applications that:

  • Are vague or lacking in specific detail
  • Include only ambiguous awareness-raising or ‘sensitisation’ activities without a clear influencing and follow-up strategy*
  • Do not include any advocacy
  • Are not realistic, feasible within the timeframe or budget
  • Do not demonstrate a convincing strategy to achieve meaningful change

*They have received many applications that reference ‘sensitisation’, ‘awareness raising’ and ‘meetings’ –if these terms are used in an application, they must be backed up with context and plans. Including justifying why applicant think these approaches are needed and likely to be effective.

How to Apply

For a better chance of receiving funding, an application should include:

  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the problem applicants seek to address in the local context.
  • Include clear and realistic objectives.
  • Articulate a well thought-out and feasible strategy to achieve change.
  • Identify and work with key influencers and the authorities that have the power to bring about positive change.
  • Respect confidentiality and place the safety and security of communities at the centre of its initiative.
  • Identify any significant gaps in the organisation’s technical and / or institutional capacity and outline how these gaps will be addressed.
  • Interested applicants can apply via given website.

Eligible Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republicm, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic Of, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the, Cote D’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, TheGhana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tunisia, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

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