Rules and eligibility
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Network grant > Rules and eligibility
How much funding is available?
How much funding is available for Network grants?
Network grants range from EUR150,000 to EUR550,000 over 2 years.
The annual value of the grant cannot exceed 50% of the lead organisation’s average annual expenditure over the last 3 years. So, for example, if you are applying for a grant of EUR250,000 over 24 months and you would receive EUR125,000 each year, you would need to be able to demonstrate that the lead organisation’s average annual expenditure for the last 3 years was at least EUR250,000 per year.
We encourage applicants to provide realistic budgets to match their proposed approach.
Network grant > Rules and eligibility
The eligibility criteria refer solely to the lead applicant. They are:
- The applicant organisation must be registered in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, or MENA (see eligible country list here)
- The project must be implemented in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, MENA (see eligible country list above)
- The applicant organisation must have a bank account
- The annual value of the grant cannot exceed 50% of your organisation’s average annual expenditure over the last 3 years. So, for example, if you are applying for a grant of EUR250,000 over 24 months and you would receive EUR125,000 each year, you would need to be able to demonstrate that your organisation’s average annual expenditure for the last 3 years was at least EUR250,000 per year
- Organisations must have registration status that enables them to receive funds from foreign sources
- Organisations must have been registered for at least 3 years
- Please see “Enabling Southern-Led Advocacy” for eligibility of northern-led civil society organisations
Your project must respond to one or more of the AmplifyChange priorities which are:
- Addressing gender-based violence, including sexual violence and female genital mutilation, and ending child, early and forced marriage
- Addressing the causes of unsafe abortion, including criminalisation of abortion
- Challenging stigma, discrimination, attitudes and laws that undermine human rights, including on grounds of gender identity or sexual orientation, particularly LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex) individuals
- Increasing access to comprehensive reproductive health services for socially and economically marginalised and vulnerable people
- Improving sexual health of young people and girls, including through comprehensive sexuality education and ending child, early and forced marriage and menstrual hygiene management
Therefore, we will support:
- community groups
- non-governmental organisations
- indigenous groups
- charitable organisations
- faith-based organisations
- research institutes
- social enterprise groups
- public-private partnerships
- media groups
- professional associations
For more information on how to define your organisation, please visit our FAQs in our 'How to Apply' section.
Enabling Southern-Led Advocacy
- The majority of Amplify Change’s grants are intended to strengthen civil society organisations originating from the Global South. In this Network round, lead applicant organisations must be sub-Saharan African, South Asian, Middle-Eastern or North African organisations with the ability to define strategy, setting performance targets and other objectives, define a brand identity and governance fully independently of a Global North-based headquarters or support office. AmplifyChange encourages and recognises the interconnectedness of civil society across the world and funds many organisations originating from the Global North and South at both a central and local level through our other grant types. However, we are focused on ensuring that Network grants are led by southern-based organisations, emerging from and rooted in their own communities to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights. These groups have less opportunities for funding in the global development financing architecture which limits their opportunities to lead advocacy agendas
- International NGOs may apply as a partner within a network grant led by a southern-based organisation
If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org