Rules and eligibility

Opportunity grant

Rules and Eligibility

Opportunity grant > Rules and eligibility

What location or region should our project operate in?

A project eligible for an Opportunity 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.

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
    • Cote D'Ivoire
    • Djibouti
    • Egypt
    • El Salvador
    • Equatorial Guinea
    • Eritrea
    • Ethiopia
    • Gabon
    • Gambia, The
    • Ghana
    • Guatemala
    • Guinea
    • Guinea-Bissau
    • Guyana
    • Haiti
    • Honduras
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Jordan
    • Kenya
    • Lao People's Democratic Republic
    • Lesotho
    • Liberia
    • Madagascar
    • Malawi
    • Maldives
    • Mali
    • Mauritania
    • Morocco
    • Mozambique
    • Myanmar
    • Namibia
    • Nepal
    • Nicaragua
    • Niger
    • Nigeria
    • Occupied Palestinian Territories
    • Pakistan
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Paraguay
    • Rwanda
    • Sao Tome and Principe
    • Senegal
    • Seychelles
    • Sierra Leone
    • Solomon Islands
    • Somalia
    • South Africa
    • South Sudan
    • Sri Lanka
    • Sudan
    • Swaziland
    • Syria
    • Tanzania
    • Timor-Leste
    • Togo
    • Tunisia
    • Tuvalu
    • Uganda
    • Vanuatu
    • Yemen
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe
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Who can apply?

Women led and LGBTIQ led civil society organisations (CSOs) located in one of our eligible countries are welcome to apply. 

​CSOs can include: 

  • Community groups 
  • Youth 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 ​

Opportunity grant > Rules and eligibility

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​.

Opportunity grant > Rules and eligibility

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.

Your organisation will still be considered and, if successful at application stage, will be subject to the same due diligence and financial assessments that apply to all organisations.

If it is possible for you to become registered, we will support you in this process before your project starts. If it is not possible for you to become registered, you will need to nominate a fiscal sponsor.

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 40,000 Euros. There is no lower limit, it is possible to apply for less, but 40,000 Euros 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.

Opportunity grant > Rules and eligibility

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