Updated Jun 15, 2018CLOSED

Laos Sudden Opportunity Grant

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

Through this sudden opportunity grant, Voice Laos is calling on Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to undertake a joint action to address specific, unanticipated opportunities to influence policy in Laos, especially those that could have a ripple effect or that can impact one or more of Voice target groups (People with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-gender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI),Indigenous people and ethnic minorities)in one or more of the impact themes. It is an opportunity for strategic advocacy, coordination of CSOs and/collective action that can lead to change in legal decision, policy/laws, a shift in public attitudes and practices to challenge discrimination, promote equal access and opportunities, enhance social well-being, and/or encourage social development.
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CLOSEDDec 31, 2018Deadline
€5,000 - €200,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented in:
Focus AreasCitizen Participation (Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance)
Health and Inclusion
Education and Inclusion
Economic Growth and Trade and Inclusion

Your project can look at any or all of the following themes:

  • Improved access to (productive) resources (finance, land and water) and employment,
  • Improved access to social services, health and education in particular, and
  • Fostering space for citizen participation

Please Note:
Sudden Opportunity Grants must be implemented by a collective of CSOs, consortium and/or network as the nature of this grant requires collective action.

Other Requirements

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

Application Directions

Please follow these steps:

  1. Take the eligibility test available on the next tab to assess whether you are eligible.
  2. If you have passed the eligibility test, you need to send an Email toLaos@voice.globalto describe your collective action in 1 to 2 paragraphs. In this Email you need to describe what the sudden opportunity is, the actions you intend to take, the actors undertaking the collective action, the amount needed and the duration.

Application And Awards Process

Grants responding to a Sudden Opportunity are available on a rolling basis and can be applied for at any time.Once the application form has been submitted via Smartsheets, we aim to make decisions within 4 weeks after application. Projects that are rewarded with fundingmust be implemented within 6-12 months after approval of theapplication.
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