What are we looking for?

Network grant

What are we looking for?

Network grant > What are we looking for?

Who will we support?

 What type of organisations are we looking to support?

This funding round is primarily intended for southern-based organisations able to provide ongoing support, training and mentoring to cohorts of small-to-medium civil society organisations working at the national level in a single country, or sub-national level in large, federal countries – such as Nigeria, India, Pakistan – or across multiple countries within a region.

The ultimate outcome of these grants will be stronger SRHR campaigns in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.  

Applications should propose an effective approach to ongoing monitoring and relationship-building with civil society organisations. This may include costs for creating physical connections including but not exclusively convening, mentoring or facilitating exchanges as part of establishing a stronger community of professional advocates and emerging leaders to SRHR including the development of career pathways for emerging leaders.  

The average annual budget of the lead applicant organisation over 3 years must be at least double the total value of the grant. So, for example, if you are applying for a grant of EUR250,000 over 24 months you will need to be able to demonstrate that your annual organisational budget is EUR500,000. 

Network grant > What are we looking for?

Coalitions and consortia

AmplifyChange will fund applications made on behalf of a coalition. 

If you are applying as part of a coalition you should identify an applicant organisation to complete the application. A coalition is defined as an established partnership, a consortium, a group of organisations or individuals who share a collective identity and who are cooperating to achieve a joint mission or deliver a project together.

More details about coalitions and consortia are provided in the application process section.

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What outcomes do we expect from the grant?

The current funding round will aim to identify Network grantees who will work across one or more of the following areas for action to:

- Measurably improve the capacity and leadership of emerging small-to-medium sized civil society organisations including AmplifyChange grantees where appropriate  

- Identify, capture and disseminate best practice and learning across countries to boost advocacy effectiveness amongst small-to-medium sized civil society organisations  

- Support evidence-generation by and/or alongside small-to-medium sized civil society organisations to help them to assess and demonstrate impact, and/or improve advocacy effectiveness 

Leading to:  

- Stronger SRHR movements and campaigns that build a critical mass of support, manage opposition or leverage intersections to refresh and sustain SRHR movements. 

Please see the AmplifyChange Theory of Change for more information about the role of stronger, more inclusive movements in AmplifyChange’s grant-making. 

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Current Priorities

What priority themes are we encouraging applications for?

AmplifyChange welcomes all applications that address our five priority themes.

We would especially encourage applications from networks working on the following issues, which we have highlighted to ensure complementarity within our overall portfolio, and a response to issues that are the most neglected. 

Our terminology of ‘especially encourage’ means that if there are high-quality applications that are equal in all other respects, we will moderate for the following 

Topic areas:  

Safe Abortion networks (particularly those supporting emerging movements in West and Central Africa, and those supporting movements in South Asia)LGBTI networks supporting CSOs in Africa (especially in West and Central Africa)

Regional Family Planning networks (especially supporting movements in West and Central Africa)


Applications focused on building the capacity and leadership of small and medium sized CSOs  

Applications focused on supporting the advocacy efforts of civil society organisations seeking to bring about positive policy and legal reform on AmplifyChange priority themes 

We encourage our applicants to consult the AmplifyChange Theory of Change in further detail. 

The sorts of indicators of progress we will be looking for in applications can be found here.

Network grant > What are we looking for?

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