Strengthening grant

Strengthening grant

Strengthening grants are now closed for applications.

Our next Strengthening Grant will be opening for applications towards the end of Q3. Look out for the guidance that will be published on this website later in August 2019.

Strengthening grant

What is a Strengthening grant?

Strengthening grants support time-limited, projects (up to 12 months) that seek to engage and contribute to bringing about change in one or more of the SRHR priority themes of AmplifyChange. We ask grantees to see our Theory of Change​​​​​​​ and think about which outcome they will contribute to through their proposed project.

Up to 40% of a Strengthening Grant can also be used to support the costs of organisational development and boosting organisational effectiveness of an organisation dedicated to strengthening SRHR.

Strengthening grants range from EUR40,000 - EUR100,000.

We receive strong competition for Strengthening grants. Therefore, we encourage applicants to provide realistic budgets to match their proposed approach, and not just apply for the maximum amount available.

We will not consider grants below EUR40,000 or exceeding EUR100,000 in budget.

Strengthening grant

Who are Strengthening grants for?

Strengthening grants are intended to do what their name suggests – to support, strengthen quality and scale-up the work of small to medium civil society organisations, partnerships and coalitions who are operating at a local, community, district or national level.

Strengthening grants are also intended to support organisational development and boost effectiveness of organisations; we understand that this enables organisations to better implement projects that are aiming to secure improvements in SRHR.

Strengthening grants are aimed at small to medium civil society organisations from the Global South. Therefore, eligibility is limited to organisations that have an annual expenditure of less than EUR1 million per year. This is calculated as an average of the organisation’s expenditure over the past three years.

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Which countries are eligible for a Strengthening grant?

A project eligible for a Strengthening grant must be based in one of the following countries. (See map and list below). If you can't see if a country is highlighted in the map, please check the list for confirmation.

    • Afghanistan
    • Angola
    • Bangladesh
    • Benin
    • Bhutan
    • Botswana
    • Burkina Faso
    • Burundi
    • Cameroon
    • Cape Verde
    • Central African Republic
    • Chad
    • Comoros
    • Congo, Republic Of
    • Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
    • Cote D'Ivoire
    • Djibouti
    • Equatorial Guinea
    • Eritrea
    • Ethiopia
    • Gabon
    • Gambia, The
    • Ghana
    • Guinea
    • Guinea-Bissau
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Kenya
    • Lesotho
    • Liberia
    • Madagascar
    • Malawi
    • Maldives
    • Mali
    • Mauritania
    • Mozambique
    • Myanmar
    • Namibia
    • Nepal
    • Niger
    • Nigeria
    • Pakistan
    • Rwanda
    • Sao Tome and Principe
    • Senegal
    • Seychelles
    • Sierra Leone
    • Somalia
    • South Africa
    • South Sudan
    • Sri Lanka
    • Sudan
    • Swaziland
    • Tanzania
    • Togo
    • Uganda
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe