Voice’s Nigeria Sudden Opportunity Grants: Inviting Civil Society Organisations
Deadline: 31 December 2017
Voice is currently inviting Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) for its Nigeria Sudden Opportunity Grants to undertake a collective action to address specific, unanticipated opportunities to influence policy or deal with a threatened/imminent attack on civil society space in Nigeria, especially one that could have a ripple effect or that can impact one or more of Voice target groups in one or more of the impact themes.
It is an opportunity for strategic advocacy, mobilisation 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, confront injustice and/or encourage social development.
Possible interventions would require using nonviolent action, with active participation of human rightsdefenders, private institutions and companies, faith leaders, NGOs and self-interested individuals or intellectuals who jointly and collectively seek the promotion and protection of civil and political rights as well as the realisation of economic, social and cultural rights of the Voice target groups.
This grant is available from €5,000 to €200,000 for an intervention that will last no more than 12 months.
Improved access to (productive) resources (finance, land and water) and employment
Improved access to social services, health and education in particular
Space for political participation
Women facing exploitation, abuse and/or violence
People Living with Disability
While providing innovative ways to address issues affecting one or more of the following groups:
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people
Age-discriminated vulnerable groups, notably the young and elderly
Applicant/lead-applicant (where application is by a consortium) registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria and have a bank account in its own name.
Applicant or the lead applicant closely engage with Voice target groups to build their capacity to influence for their interests or to have their voices heard OR (for organisations with broader objectives) applicant demonstrate this on the grounds of the organisation’s track record.
Applicant/co-applicant(s) (where application is by a consortium) recognise the core values of Voice being the equal rights for every human being regardless of gender, ethnicity, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, social class and age.