Updated Jan 23, 2018CLOSED

VOICE Tanzania 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 in Tanzania is calling on Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to undertake collective action to address specific anticipated threats to marginalised and discriminated groups in Tanzania (Voice target groups mentioned above) in one or more of the Voice impact themes:
-Access to productive resources (for example land and/or employment)
-Access to social services (for example health and/or education)
-Space for political 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.
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CLOSEDDec 31, 2018Deadline
€5,000 - €200,000Amount
6-12 Duration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 4: Transition to Scale and Stage 5: Scaling
Implemented in:
Focus AreasDemocracy, Human Rights, and Governance
Land Tenure (Economic Growth and Trade) and Inclusion
Health and Inclusion
Education and Inclusion
Organizations that are eligible would conductstrategic advocacy, strategic litigation, mobilisation of CSOs and collective action that can lead to change in policies/laws, legal decisions, or 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 non-violent action, with active participation of human rights defenders, 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.

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

Grants responding to a Sudden Opportunity are available on a rolling basis and can be applied for at any time between the opening date of 1st of January 2018 through 31st of December 2018.

Application And Awards Process

Please follow these steps:

-Take the eligibility test available online.
-If you have passed the eligibility test, you need to send an Email to Tanzania@voice.global to 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.
-If the collective action meets the criteria of the grant, Voice will contact you to discuss further and send you an application form to complete.

Once the application form has been submitted via Smartsheets, we aim to make decisions within 4 weeks after application. Projects that are rewarded with funding must be implemented within 6-12 months after approval of the application.
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