Updated Jan 16, 2019CLOSED

Re-think, Improve, Disrupt! (Second Cycle)

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

Do you have an innovative idea to address the marginalisation and discrimination experienced by Voice target groups? Do you feel civil society needs to break from current practices and think differently? Do you have the ability to connect new ideas and approaches that can be leveraged to meet the challenges faced by your community? Are your approaches able to propel issues of excluded groups to the centre of political and social debates? Do you have an experimental mindset and willing to learn, improve and try to scale up disruptive approaches?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then this call is meant for you!
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CLOSEDFeb 15, 2019Deadline
€5,000 - €200,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented in:
CountryCambodia, Philippines, Nigeria, Niger, Mali, Laos and Indonesia
Focus AreasCitizen Participation (Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance) and Inclusion
Health and Inclusion
Education and Inclusion
Economic Growth and Trade and Inclusion

This call is intended for groups, social enterprises, NGOs, networks (or a consortium of these) to test, learn and potentially scale-up new approaches. Partnerships and alliances are encouraged between public and private institutions, including social enterprises.But keep in mind that a government institution can be an ally but not be a co-implementing partner receiving funding directly from Voice.

Your project can look at least at one or more of the followingimpact themes:

  • Improved access to (productive) resources (finance, land and water) and employment,
  • Improved access to social services, health and education in particular, and
  • Open-up spaces for political participation and promote citizen engagement

Other Requirements

Target Beneficiaries
Priority is given to applications that work on, for and/or with the following target groups:
-Women facing exploitation, abuse and/or violence
-People with Disabilities
-Age-discriminated (youth and/or elderly)
-Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI+) people and
-Indigenous People and/or Ethnic Minorities.
Management Team

The (lead) applicant must be target group-led. This means that the target group governs and manages the organisation with the principle of“Nothing About Us Without Us”guiding their work.

Additionally, the (lead) applicant must be registered in at least one of the countries in the region where their project will be implemented. For example: For a project in West Africa, the (lead) applicant needs to be registered in either Niger, Mali, Nigeria or another neighbouring country in West Africa.

What we won’t fund:
-Funding of commercial services, investment or other commercial activities.
-Project involving only one country or project that does not involve at least one of the Voice focus countries.
-Lead organisations with a turn-over of over € 2 million without a presence in any of the Voice 10 focus countries in Africa or Asia.
-Projects just focusing on technology such as apps for mobile phones. If these are a component of a project their added value needs to be proven by the applicant.

Application Directions

Please complete application materials online

Application And Awards Process

Please submit application materials using templates after confirming fit using the VOICE eligibility test
Due to contractual arrangements, all Voice-funded projects need to be fully finished before the end of December 2020.


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