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.