Rules and eligibility

Strengthening grant

Rules and eligibility

Strengthening grant

Eligible countries

    • 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 (Ivory Coast)
    • Djibouti
    • Equatorial Guinea
    • Eritrea
    • Ethiopia
    • Gabon
    • Gambia, The
    • Ghana
    • Guinea
    • Guinea-Bissau
    • India
    • Kenya
    • Lesotho
    • Liberia
    • Madagascar
    • Malawi
    • Maldives
    • Mali
    • Mauritania
    • Mauritius
    • Mozambique (Moçambique)
    • Myanmar (formerly Burma)
    • 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
Strengthening grant - Rules and eligibility

Eligible organisations

Strengthening grant - eligible organisations

The general eligibility criteria for Strengthening grantees are: 

  1. The applicant organisation must be registered in one of the AmplifyChange eligible countries. 
  2. The project must be implemented in one of the AmplifyChange eligible countries. 
  3. The applicant organisation must have a bank account. 
  4. The project must respond to one or more of the Amplify Change priorities
  5. The project must respond to one or more of the AmplifyChange outcome areas
  6. The organisation must be a Southern-based organisation (see definition below). 

AmplifyChange will consider concept notes from civil society organisations based in Sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia. We recognise the broad scope of civil society and the wide range of organisations, actors and coalitions it encompasses. Therefore, we are happy to receive concept notes from community groups, non-governmental organisations, indigenous groups, charitable organisations, faith-based organisations, research institutes, social enterprise groups, public-private partnerships, communications and media groups and professional associations.

In this call, we are seeking to support southern-based organisations

Therefore, we will only consider applications from sub-Saharan African and South Asian 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 Strengthening grants are awarded to southern-based organisations, emerging from and rooted in their own communities to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights. These groups have limited opportunities for funding in the global development financing architecture.

Where revenue‐generating activities are undertaken, evidence should be provided of how any surplus supports the organisation’s core mission and values.  

AmplifyChange is prepared to support applications made on behalf of a coalition. If you are applying as part of a coalition you should identify a lead or coordinating 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. For more information please see our user guide on building a successful coalition​. 

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