Call for Applications: AmplifyChange Strengthening Grants Program

Deadline: 31 January 2018

AmplifyChange is currently inviting applicants from eligible organizations for its Strengthening Grants program to support, strengthen quality and scale-up the work of small to medium civil society organizations, partnerships and coalitions who are operating at a local, community, district or national level.

Strengthening grants are also intended to support organizational development and boost effectiveness of group.

Priority Areas

  • Addressing gender-based violence, including sexual violence and female genital mutilation (FGM)
  • Addressing the causes of unsafe abortion including decriminalization of abortion
  • Challenging stigma and discrimination, attitudes and laws that undermine human rights, including on grounds of gender or sexual orientation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals
  • Improving sexual health of young people and girls, including comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) and addressing child and early forced marriage (CEFM)
  • Increasing access to comprehensive reproductive health services for poor, vulnerable and marginalized people

Grant Information

Strengthening grants range from EUR40,000 – EUR100,000.

Outcome Areas

  • Increasing individual awareness of SRHR as human rights
  • Improving access to SRHR resources, information and services
  • Transforming social norms
  • Changing policies and laws
  • Building stronger, more inclusive movements for SRHR

Eligibility Criteria

  • The general eligibility criteria for Strengthening grantees are:
    • The applicant organization must be registered in one of the AmplifyChange eligible countries.
    • The project must be implemented in one of the AmplifyChange eligible countries.
    • The applicant organization must have a bank account.
    • The project must respond to one or more of the Amplify Change priorities.
    • The project must respond to one or more of the AmplifyChange outcome areas.
    • The organisation must be a Southern-based organization
  • AmplifyChange will consider concept notes from civil society organizations based in Sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia.
  • AmplifyChange will recognize the broad scope of civil society and the wide range of organizations, actors and coalitions it encompasses. Therefore, they are happy to receive concept notes from community groups, non-governmental organizations, indigenous groups, charitable organisations, faith-based organizations, research institutes, social enterprise groups, public-private partnerships, communications and media groups and professional associations.

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