Rules and eligibility

Opportunity grant

Rules and Eligibility

Opportunity grant > Rules and eligibility

What location or region should our project operate in?

We will consider applications from civil society organisations working in all countries that are eligible for the Opportunity grant. (See map and list below). If you can't see if a country is highlighted in the map, please check the list for confirmation.

Please note: we only accept applications in English and French. 

    • Afghanistan
    • Angola
    • Bangladesh
    • Benin
    • Bhutan
    • Bolivia
    • Botswana
    • Burkina Faso
    • Burundi
    • Cambodia
    • Cameroon
    • Cape Verde
    • Central African Republic
    • Chad
    • Comoros
    • Congo, Republic Of
    • Congo, The Democratic Republic of the (formerly Zaire)
    • Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
    • Djibouti
    • Egypt
    • El Salvador
    • Equatorial Guinea
    • Eritrea
    • Ethiopia
    • Gabon
    • Gambia, The
    • Ghana
    • Guatemala
    • Guinea
    • Guinea-Bissau
    • Guyana
    • Haiti
    • Honduras
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Kenya
    • Lao People's Democratic Republic
    • Lesotho
    • Liberia
    • Madagascar
    • Malawi
    • Maldives
    • Mali
    • Mauritania
    • Morocco
    • Mozambique (Moçambique)
    • Myanmar (formerly Burma)
    • Namibia
    • Nepal
    • Nicaragua
    • Niger
    • Nigeria
    • Pakistan
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Paraguay
    • Rwanda
    • Sao Tome and Principe
    • Senegal
    • Seychelles
    • Sierra Leone
    • Solomon Islands
    • Somalia
    • South Africa (zuid Afrika)
    • South Sudan
    • Sri Lanka
    • Sudan
    • Swaziland
    • Tanzania
    • Timor-Leste (formerly East Timor)
    • Togo
    • Tuvalu
    • Uganda
    • Vanuatu
    • West Bank and Gaza Strip
    • Yemen (Arab Republic)
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe
We are especially interested to receive applications from those countries where abortion rights are weakest. 
In case of high demand, groups applying from the following countries will be prioritised:
  • Angola
  • Central African Republic
  • Republic of Congo
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • El Salvador
  • Gabon
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mauritania
  • Nicaragua
  • Paraguay
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Uganda

We will accept applications from organisations that are not registered or have a bank account because we recognise that some organisations are still new and in some contexts there are security risks associated with registration. But please note that unregistered organisations that have applications successfully recommended for funding will still need to fulfil certain requirements to undergo due diligence and financial assessments. One requirement will be to obtain a letter of recommendation from a known AmplifyChange partner. We would encourage unregistered groups who apply for an AmplifyChange opportunity grant to start the registration process as soon as possible during the application stage. 

Opportunity grant > Rules and eligibility

Who can apply?

Civil society organisations (CSOs) located in one of our eligible countries are welcome to apply.

CSOs can include:

  • Community groups
  • Non-governmental organisations
  • Indigenous groups
  • Charitable organisations
  • Faith-based organisations
  • Research institutes
  • Social enterprise groups
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Communications and media groups
  • Professional associations
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International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) and UN agencies are not eligible to apply for Opportunity grants

For more information on how to describe an organisation, please refer to our organisation definitions​ - it is the last question in the How to Apply - FAQ section.

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If we are unregistered, can we apply? 

Yes! We are looking to support grassroots groups that find it difficult to access funding, and understand that it may not have been possible for you to register due to security concerns in your context. Your application will still be considered. 

Please note that unregistered groups whose application is recommended for funding will need to fulfil certain requirements to undergo due diligence and financial assessments that still apply to that organisation. One requirement will be to obtain a letter of recommendation from a known AmplifyChange partner. If registration is possible in your context, we would encourage unregistered groups who apply for an AmplifyChange Opportunity grant to start the registration process as soon as possible during the application stage.  

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Do we need to have a bank account to apply? 

AmplifyChange disbursements can only be made to an account in the name of the entity (not an individual) applying for funds.

However, if you do not have a bank account, you can still apply for an Opportunity grant, but we suggest you nominate a sponsoring organisation to help manage grant funding - an organisation that is prepared and able to help manage grant funds on your behalf.

We may need to conduct due diligence and financial assessments on your organisation and on the sponsoring organisation.​

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How much funding can we apply for?

Opportunity grants can be up to a maximum of EUR10,000. There is no lower limit, it is possible to apply for less, but EUR10,000 is the maximum. 

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How long will we receive funding for?

The maximum duration of funded projects is 1 year. There is no minimum duration.

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Can our organisation apply for more than one grant at a time?

Yes. There is no limit to the number of applications that one organisation can submit.

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Is it essential that we have a board of directors to apply?

No. Whilst it is often beneficial for an organisation to have a formal structure, we recognise that in many situations this is not possible or appropriate. But we do ask you to tell us how decisions are made in your organisation.

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