The Other Foundation’s General Grants Program for Social Inclusion of Homesexual and Bisexual People!

Deadline: 6 March 2017

The Other Foundation is currently inviting individual or organization in thirteen eligible Southern African countries for its General Grants program to support work that advances or defends the freedom, equality, and social inclusion of homosexual and bisexual women and men, and transgender and intersex people.

The Other Foundation is an African trust that advances equality and freedom in southern Africa with a particular focus on sexual orientation and gender identity. It gathers support to defend and advance the human rights and social inclusion of homosexual and bisexual women and men, as well as transgender and intersex people in southern Africa – and it gives support to groups in a smart way that enables them to work effectively for lasting change, recognizing the particular dynamics of race, poverty and inequality, sex, national origin, heritage, and politics in our part of the world. It does this by working both as a fundraiser and a grant maker.

Focus Areas

Although proposals for innovative work in general will be considered, activities that focus on the following areas will be given priority consideration, as a result of funds having been ring-fenced for these focus areas:

  • Supporting parents of LGBTI people to become public advocacy champions for freedom, equality, and social inclusion of LGBTI people;
  • Engaging religious organizations about the equal human dignity, safety and social inclusion of LGBTI people;
  • Directly and indirectly engaging traditional leaders about the equal human dignity, safety, and social inclusion of LGBTI people;
  • Initiatives that advance the economic empowerment of LGBTI people through the development and inclusion of LGBTI-owned small businesses in corporate supply chains, the development of workplace LGBTI affinity groups as advocacy champions for workplace inclusion and supply chain diversity, work with labour unions to promote diversity and inclusion, and research that helps to improve company practices on diversity and inclusion from an LGBTI perspective;
  • Advocacy campaigns focused on national public policies that discriminate against LGBTI people;
  • Philanthropy development to support activism for LGBTI equality and social inclusion.

Funding Information

The Foundation has about ZAR 7 million for grant allocations in this round of grant making.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be resident in one of the eligible countries to apply for an individual grant.
  • Organizations must be registered and/or working in one of the eligible countries, with most of the staff and leadership of the organization coming from the region.

How to Apply

The first step to apply for a grant is to read the guidelines for the submission of grant concept notes that applicants can download via given website.

Eligible Countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

For more information, please visit General Grants.

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