How we work
How we work - Review process
Steps to deciding on a grant application:
PHASE 1 - CONCEPT NOTE/EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (Network and Strategic grants only)
STEP 1: Groups submit concept notes/expressions of interest by advertised deadlines. The AmplifyChange secretariat or Technical Review Panel screens the concept note/expression of interest for:
- Coherence and compliance with grant purpose
- Clarity of organisational core mission
- Clarity of coalition structure
- Clarity of project approach
- Clarity of financial management approach
STEP 2: If the number of applications still far exceeds the amount available for funding, AmplifyChange prioritises those concept notes/expressions of interest that offer most potential in contributing to our priority themes and geographic –and “Not to be Missed” – priorities. Groups submitting successful concept notes/expressions of interest are invited to submit a full application.
PHASE 2: FULL APPLICATIONS (for short-listed Strategic and Network applicants and for all Opportunity and Strengthening grant applicants)
STEP 1: The AmplifyChange secretariat refers full applications to the TRP after ensuring completeness and compliance.
STEP 2: The TRP undertakes a technical review and scores applications according to these criteria:
- Relevance of proposed project
- Organisational capacity
- Sustainability and costs
- Risk and mitigation
STEP 3: The final funding decisions, made by the Independent Advisory Board, take account geography and response to priority themes.