Updated Jan 10, 2018CLOSED
Offered by Department for International Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of the Netherlands, Global Fund for Women, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Norad, Danida, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Viiv Healthcare, African Women’s Development Fund and The David and Lucile Packard Foundation as part of AmplifyChange
|Stage||Stage 4: Transition to Scale and Stage 5: Scaling|
|Created in||Cape Verde, Comoros, Afghanistan, Guinea, Ghana, Gambia, The, Gabon, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Equatorial Guinea, Djibouti, Congo, Republic of the, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Chad, Cameroon, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Botswana, Benin, Bangladesh, Angola, Sao Tome and Principe, Mauritius, Maldives, Malawi, Senegal, Rwanda, Nigeria, Niger, Nepal, Namibia, Mozambique, Mauritania, Mali, Liberia, Lesotho, Kenya, India, Guinea-Bissau, Cote d'Ivoire, Central African Republic, Bhutan, Togo, Seychelles, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Swaziland, Sudan, Sri Lanka, South Sudan, South Africa, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Madagascar, Myanmar and Pakistan|
|Country||Cape Verde, Comoros, Afghanistan, Guinea, Ghana, Gambia, The, Gabon, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Equatorial Guinea, Djibouti, Congo, Republic of the, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Chad, Cameroon, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Botswana, Benin, Bangladesh, Angola, Sao Tome and Principe, Mauritius, Maldives, Malawi, Senegal, Rwanda, Nigeria, Niger, Nepal, Namibia, Mozambique, Mauritania, Mali, Liberia, Lesotho, Kenya, India, Guinea-Bissau, Cote d'Ivoire, Central African Republic, Bhutan, Togo, Seychelles, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Swaziland, Sudan, Sri Lanka, South Sudan, South Africa, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Madagascar, Myanmar and Pakistan|
|Focus Areas||Sexual and Reproductive Health (Health)|
In this call for Strengthening grant proposals, we will consider proposals working to strengthening one or more of the outcome areas that AmplifyChange supports. These are:
- Increasing individual awareness of Sexual and Reproductive Health as human rights
- Improving access to Sexual and Reproductive Healthresources, information andservices
- Transforming social norms
- Changing policies andlaws
- Building stronger, more inclusive movements for Sexual and Reproductive Health
|Planned Usage of Funds||We ask grantees to see ourTheory of Changeand think about which outcome they will contribute to through their proposed project.|
Up to 40% of a Strengthening Grant can also be used to support the costs of organisational development and boosting organisational effectiveness of an organisation dedicated to strengthening Sexual Reproductive Health. We can provide support to cover costs related to:
-Implementing specific activities in line with one or more of the AmplifyChange priority areas
- Staff costs including support staff
- Technical assistance costs
- Travel costs associated with the project objectives and activities
- Organisational capacity building and strengthening support including staff training and development
- Activitymonitoring andevaluation costs
- Indirect project support costs. These are expenses which are incurred in the support of operational activities including, for example, rent, shared utility costs and audit fees.
|Management Team||The organisation must be a Southern-based organisation. AmplifyChange will consider concept notes from civil society organisations based in Sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia. We recognise the broad scope of civil society and the wide range of organisations, actors and coalitions it encompasses. Therefore, we are happy to receive concept notes from community groups, non-governmental organisations, indigenous groups, charitable organisations, faith-based organisations, research institutes, social enterprise groups, public-private partnerships, communications and media groups and professional associations.|
We will only consider applications from sub-Saharan African and South Asian organisations with the ability to define strategy, setting performance targets and other objectives, define a brand identity and governance fully independently of a Global North-based headquarters or support office.
|Financial Statements||We receive strong competition for Strengthening grants. Therefore, we encourage applicants to provide realistic budgets to match their proposed approach, and not just apply for the maximum amount available.|
|Impact Evaluation/M&E Plan|
When submitting the AmplifyChange application please include a monitoring and evaluation framework, using the AmplifyChange Indicator selection and Milestone identification template . Please read the guidance carefully before completion. We recommend that you consult our user guide series on monitoring before applying. This includes resources to helpdemystify monitoring, how to selectindicators from the AmplifyChange frameworkandidentify milestones. You can also find advice on establishing means of verification.
We review all eligible Strengthening grant applications we receive. A key review criterion we will use in assessing them is whether the proposed work specifically sets out to contribute to our results framework and benchmarks. The guidance on our priorities, including Levers for change and Possible entry points for policy change offer examples of strategies and activities we seek to support:
You need to apply for a Strengthening grant online via our grant portal. To access the online application form please do the following:1. Go to the AmplifyChange grantsdashboard
Applicants also need to download and submit: A workplan and budget, using the AmplifyChange workplan and budget template(all other templates will not be accepted). Please read the guidance carefully before completion If you need a basic introduction to work-planning then please see ouruser guide to planning activities
f you are preparing for an application, you might want to review our Resources page. This includes a wealth information from across funders and civil society to support your application, including:Contexts – see our resources onpolicies and dataand our resources onresearch
We make funding decisions based on an independent review process, and we take into account our policy and operational benchmarks. When organisations are recommended for funding, they then undergo integrity due diligence checks and financial management assessments. More guidance on how we work and make funding decisions is availablehere. We anticipate the review and checking process will take until early-mid 2018. We anticipate that grants will start in Quarter 3 2018.