Updated Oct 25, 2019CLOSED

Dare To Be Different! Nigeria Empowerment Grant

Offered by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of the Netherlands, Oxfam International and Hivos as part of Voice

Are you an existing Voice Empowerment grantee implementing projects in Abuja State, Nigeria? Would you like to solve persistent problems relating to the continuing marginalisation and discrimination of Voice rightsholders in a different and daring way? Do you still see room for growth or continuation of the empowerment activities beyond your current or recently completed project?
The Voice Empowerment grants are meant for (smaller) organisations to develop transformative leadership, build (collective and individual) confidence and skills, forge alliances with other like-minded individuals and/or organisations to address shared obstacles, and work collectively against the exclusion of marginalised and discriminated groups.
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CLOSEDNov 15, 2019Deadline
€5,000 - €25,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
Focus AreasEconomic Empowerment (Gender)
Voice has a strong preference for projects that are designed from an intersectional point of view. This means projects should aim to work with more than one of the above groups to address overlapping vulnerabilities and/or forms of discrimination. An example can be, young women and girls living with disabilities face triple exclusion at the same time (age, gender and impairment).

All projects MUST focus on at least one or all of the following impact themes:
Improved access to (productive) resources such as land, and employment,
Improved access to social services, particularly health and education, and
Fostering space for political participation and citizen engagement

Voice in Nigeria will only accept applications from organisations that are rightsholders group-led, and that are existing grantees proposing to expand, deepen or challenge their empowerment processes. Existing empowerment grantees can only apply with a project that will start after their current Voice-funded project ends. Voice encourages graduation, but can only have one contract at a time with a (lead) organisation. All Voice-funded projects need to be fully finished before the end of December 2020. Therefore, applicants considering applying cannot include activities beyond this deadline.

Other Requirements

Target Beneficiaries
Age-discriminated vulnerable groups, notably the young and the elderly
Indigenous groups and ethnic minorities.
People living with disabilities
Women facing exploitation, abuse and/or violence

Application Directions

Download the attached Application Form and then complete the online application through the funding site and upload your completed proposal and other supporting documents requested.


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