Comic Relief’s Common Ground Initiative Women and Girls’ Rights: Innovation Fund

Deadline: 3 October 2016

Comic Relief is seeking applications for its Innovation Fund with an aim to work which addresses the rights of young women in sub-Saharan Africa. It wants to support innovative and creative campaigning, convening, skills building, inter-generational dialogues, and the use of new and existing digital and mobile technologies.

The Women and Girls’ Rights: Innovation Fund is co-funded by Comic Relief and the Department for International Development (DFID) through the Common Ground Initiative.

The lives of women and girls are most likely to change in a sustainable way if they can represent and manage their own agendas for change, and organize and represent themselves. Young women’s voices are often not heard in development discussions, despite them having much to bring to the table. They can bring unique perspectives on, and understanding of, the issues faced by young women, and develop new solutions to address these issues.

Objectives

Comic Relief will be looking for projects that:

  • Are one off activities benefiting a defined group of young women
  • Involve and are led by young African women
  • Demonstrate a clear, tangible benefit for young women in Africa
  • Are one off events that will raise the voice, profile and leadership of young African women e.g. short campaigns, hack-a-thons, creative user led communications, among others. Comic Relief is particularly interested in supporting work that develops ingenious digital technology.

Please note that this fund will not support the execution of generating ideas or needs assessments work.

Funding Information

Comic Relief expect to make around 20 grants to UK-registered diaspora organizations and the total amount of funding available is £250,000.

Eligibility Criteria

Proposals are welcome from UK-registered diaspora organizations for grants between £10,000 and £12,500 for no less than 3 and no more than 6 months.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

Eligible Country: United Kingdom

For more information, please visit Innovation Fund.

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