Frequently asked questions

If you would like further information about our application and grants management processes, you can consult our series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below. If there is a question that you haven’t found the answer to below, please contact us using the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Jump to:    Eligibility  //  Applying  //  Budgeting  //  Grants Portal  //  Grants Management

Eligibility

AmplifyChange encourages and recognises the interconnectedness of civil society across the world. However, we are focused on ensuring that grants are led by LMIC-based organisations, emerging from and rooted in their own communities to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights. These groups have fewer opportunities for funding in the global development financing architecture which limits their opportunities to lead advocacy agendas. Applicant organisations must

  • be based in an eligible country. Please check our list of eligible countries under the grant type you are interested in.
  • be able to define a strategy, raise funds, set performance targets and other objectives, define a brand identity and have a governance structure fully independently of high-income country (HIC)-based headquarters or support office

International non-government organisations (INGOs) cannot apply to lead a project. However, INGOs may apply as an implementing partner within a grant led by an organisation based in an eligible country where relevant and where they demonstrate good value for money.

AmplifyChange is an advocacy funder. We do not support organisations seeking to deliver services, including purchasing commodities and paying for SRHR service delivery, unless they contribute to advocacy and movement building for sustainable gains to SRHR. If you do want to include aspects of service delivery in your proposal, you must justify how it connects to your advocacy goals.

Applying

No, we only accept applications through our Grants Portal.

If you receive a message on your email, social networks, or WhatsApp asking you to send sensitive details to receive AmplifyChange funds, do not reply to it. Please send a message to enquire@amplifychange.org as soon as possible so that we can check whether the message is legitimate or not.

For more information on security, please read our Security Notice here.

As soon as possible! We encourage all Grants Portal users to completely fill out their individual and organisational profiles as early as possible to ensure that they are ready to apply for the next funding round. You can read more about updating your profiles here.

No. The Grants Portal allows you to save your progress as you work through the application. However, please make sure you click the Save button while you work on your application. The system does not automatically save your work, and there is no way for the team to recover any lost work.

Organisations may submit multiple applications as a lead organisation, but it does not increase your chances of being selected for funding. It is possible for an organisation that is awarded a grant as a lead organisation to also be an implementing partner in another grant application led by another organisation.

AmplifyChange has five priority themes and you are welcome to work on any of these themes. You can choose one or work on more than one as you see fit. We also support organisations looking to integrate cross-cutting themes, such as climate justice, pleasure-based sexual health or mental health, into the overall project priority themes. Read more about our priority and cross-cutting themes here.

There are no limits in terms of the number of implementation countries. Applicants can propose to implement their project in any number of eligible countries. It is up to you to decide what is feasible for your work.

Applications from consortia are welcome to apply for a grant, as the consortium members would be implementing or downstream partners. There are no limits to the number of organisations in a consortium. It will be the responsibility of the lead applicant to establish contracts or memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with their consortium partners.

In the case of a collaborative project between multiple organisations, depending on the structure of your project, you will either be on-granting to other organisations (Partnership grants only) or have downstream partners. Consult our guidance here to understand how AmplifyChange defines these two groups.

For our Opportunity and Strengthening grants, you can apply without annual audited accounts. In these cases, we need to see other types of financial documentation to support your application, such as an audited report or a profit and loss statement. For Network and Partnership grants, we require fully audited annual accounts.

Budgeting

Up to 40% of a grant can be used to support the costs of organisational development and boosting organisational effectiveness. By building the resilience of organisations, we know we are building strong movements dedicated to strengthening SRHR. If you would like to find out how other organisations have been strengthened across a range of areas through AmplifyChange funding, check out our Organisational Strengthening Handbook here for inspiration and practical advice here.

Yes! AmplifyChange allows for core and indirect costs to be included in your budget. For complete guidance on what you can and cannot include in your budget, please consult our guidance here.

You can also consult further detailed guidance about budgeting for indirect costs here and auditing costs here.

No. AmplifyChange does not allow for the purchase of vehicles, land, or capital expenditures with grant funding. For complete guidance on what you can and cannot include in your budget, please consult our guidance here.

Grants Portal

To register, please access the AmplifyChange Grants Portal and click on the button that says Register. You will then be asked a series of questions which you will need to complete in order to register in the system. For complete instructions, please access our guide on How to register in the Grants Portal here.

If you already have an account in the Grants Portal, you do not need to re-register for each new funding round. Simply login with your existing username (the email you registered with) and password to access open funding rounds. If you need help to reset your password, you can consult this guide.

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) will be required for the Grants Portal starting from Wednesday, 17th January 2024. MFA adds an extra layer of security to your account by requiring a second form of verification beyond your password. With the implementation of MFA, you will be prompted to provide a unique code in addition to your regular login credentials when accessing the Grants Portal. You must activate an MFA option to use the Grants Portal.

For further instruction on how to activate MFA, please consult our step-by-step guide here.

All new registrations are individually reviewed by our team before approval. We aim to review all registrations within 72 hours of submission on working days; however, during peak times, such as a funding round, this may take up to five working days. Please ensure you register as early as possible in order to avoid missing out on an application window.

If you have a pop-up blocker active on your browser, this will block the automatic download of documents from saving to your computer. Turn off your pop-up blocker to prevent this from happening.

Our Grants Portal uses a system called Fluxx. All Fluxx systems are tested and performed on Google Chrome. To have the best experience within Fluxx, using Google Chrome to run the program is recommended. That said, other compatible systems include Internet Explorer Version 11 and 11+, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, iOS 10.0+ for iPhone/ iPad, and Android.

Grants management

Yes! Once your application has been selected for funding, you will work closely with your assigned Grants Manager and members of the Fiduciary Risk Team to update your workplan, budget, and indicators and milestones. We want to ensure that your project documents reflect the current reality that you are working in.

AmplifyChange supports flexible funding and core costs. Please get in touch with your Grants Manager as soon as possible if there is an issue affecting your ability to implement your activities as planned. They will work with you to find ways to shift your budget and activities to meet the changing situation.

You can find guidance and advice related to each step of the grants management process available in the AmplifyChange Grants Portal. Once you log in to the Portal, on the left-side navigation bar, there is a section called ‘Information’. Here you will find all the information you need to manage your grant, including pre-contracting, due diligence, reporting, payments, and communications.

Click here to see where this guidance is located (indicated in yellow).

If you have a specific question relating to your grant, get in touch with your Grants Manager.

Get in touch

We love to hear from like-minded organisations, partners, and supporters of SRHR. If you’d like to speak about our work further, please reach out.

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