COVID-19 Important information for AmplifyChange grantees

This page will be updated with new announcements as the situation progresses

Dear colleagues,

We are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and are concerned about how it is affecting your work.

We would like to hear about your challenges and what support you may need from us as the virus impacts on your grant.

Where possible we would like to offer flexibility and will try to do so in consultation with our donors and in line with any restrictions they may have.

We expect the situation to evolve and have different impacts in different locations. The consequences for your grant may not be immediately clear.

We remain open to your updates and rely on you to stay in contact with us during the pandemic. We are open to changes in your activities that you may need to make to protect your team, partners and the communities you serve. We are planning webinars to support grantees in thinking through their organisational response to COVID-19.

Please keep an eye out for further emails and social media updates from us.

How to contact us if your work is affected

  1. Please email your Grant Support Team contact at AmplifyChange if you have questions or concerns for your grant as a result of COVID-19
  2. Please include the title ‘COVID-19 impact’
  3. Copy into the message so we can keep track of correspondence in case of absences with our team

The AmplifyChange team is well set-up for remote working. We plan to continue operations as close to normal as possible but appreciate your patience if you experience any delays during this time.

Let’s keep working together – safely – for the many people who rely on your sexual and reproductive health and rights advocacy.

We send our best wishes for the important work that you do and the health and well-being of your communities.

The AmplifyChange Team.

General advice for mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on your work

As public health advocates we need to think very carefully about how we can avoid doing unintentional harm through our work to strengthen sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Little is known about how the virus will behave in countries with weaker health systems.

  • Please consult and stay up to date with your government’s advice regarding meetings and public gatherings in the current climate – use alternative solutions such as video calling
  • Read verified resources, such as those from the World Health Organisation (WHO), to ensure that you receive accurate information around COVID-19
  • Please stay in touch with your Grant Support Team contact to help us stay informed of developments in your project