Updated Jun 15, 2018
Offered by Hivos, Oxfam International and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of the Netherlands as part of Voice
Are you a global or regional coalition or network that is led by one of Voice’s target groups?
Do you see a sudden and unanticipated opportunity to undertake joint action to influence global and/or regional bodies for your cause?
Is there a sudden threat to civic space at regional or global level that could have a ripple effect on your access to (productive) resources and employment, access to social services, or your space for political participation?
Is there a regional or global opportunity for strategic advocacy or litigation, coordination of collective action that can lead to change in legal decision, policy/laws, a shift in public attitudes and practices?
Will this collective action challenge discrimination, promote equal access and opportunities, enhance social well-being or development?
|Stage||Stage 3: Proof of Concept, Stage 4: Transition to Scale and Stage 5: Scaling|
|Country||Cambodia, Philippines, Nigeria, Niger, Mali, Laos, Kenya, Uganda, Indonesia and Tanzania|
|Focus Areas||Citizen Participation (Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance)|
Health and Inclusion
Education and Inclusion
Economic Growth and Trade and Inclusion
This Call for Proposals will help Voice meet its objectives, funding projects that focus on the following target groups:Women facing exploitation, abuse and/or violence,
People with Disabilities,
Age-discriminated (youth and elderly),
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people and
Indigenous People and Ethnic Minorities.
Often the most marginalised and discriminated are those who may be vulnerable due to multiple reasons. Therefore, Voice has a strong preference for projects that intend to work with more than one target group to address overlapping vulnerabilities. We also pay special attention to groups that are underrepresented in the Voice grant portfolio such as LGBTI in the West African region.
|Management Team||Applications are being accepted where the coalition or network (or lead applicant if you are applying in consortia) is registered in either Africa or Asia and at least one of the consortia members operates in at least one but preferably more of the ten Voice focus countries.|
Theonlyexception to the above is if the grant cannot be led by a network or coalition based in Africa or Asia due to the nature of the proposed project presenting additional security or safety risks. In this case Voice allows an application led by a coalition or network outside of Africa and Asia (but still implemented in close collaboration with local groups, taking security and safety into account).
The lead party, coalition or network must be a legally registered not-for-profit civil society with an operational bank account in the applicant’s name.
The coalition, network or consortia must be target group-led. This means that the target group that you purport to represent governs and manages the organisation and the principle of Nothing About Us Without Us guide the work
Whatwe won’t fund:
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If the collective action meets the criteria of the grant, Voice will contact you to discuss further and send you an application form to complete.