The Girl Generation: Inviting Grassroots Organisations to End FGM in Kenya, Nigeria & Gambia

Deadline: 3 July 2017

The Girl Generation is seeking proposals from grassroots organisations, networks and individuals based in Kenya, Nigeria and The Gambia for its grant programme “End Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)”.

The aim of the grants programme is 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.

Types of Grants

  • Activity grants to enable social change to end FGM: grants to grassroots organisations and networks to support activities to end social change
  • Travel grants to support individuals, networks and grassroots organisations to participate in national, regional and international events related to ending FGM

Grant Sizes

  • Activity Grants
    • Small: $ 4,000 –$ 10,000
    • Medium: $ 10,000 –$ 20,000
    • Large: $ 20,000 – $ 50,000
  • Travel Grants
    • Up to USD $1,500 to support travel to regional and national events
    • Up to USD $3,500 to support travel to international events

Eligibility Criteria

  • To apply for an Activity grant, organisation 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 a Travel grants, applicants must be:
    • 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:
      • Attending 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).
      • 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

Applications must be submitted via email at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit The Girl Generation.

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