Partnership Grants support established organisations to strengthen civil society movements advocating for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). They help build the capacity of organisations to be dynamic regional and global leaders in advocating for SRHR, supporting more sustainable and resilient local responses. This includes the facility to on-grant to smaller local groups to foster their capacity.
The duration of a Partnership Grant is 2 to 3 years for applications from GBP 500,000 to GBP 1,500,000. We encourage you to be realistic and apply for the amount that is best for your organisation and project.
Grant amount £500,000 - 1,500,000
Grant duration (years) 2-3
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All applicants must meet the general eligibility criteria as well as the criteria detailed below.
- Your organisation must be registered and implementing a project in one of AmplifyChange’s eligible countries. You must have a registration status that enables you to receive funds from foreign sources.
- Your organisation must have a bank account.
- Your organisation must have transparent governance structures and will be required to submit, as part of your full application, their (i) organisational strategic plan and governance structure; (ii) a results framework of expected results and outcomes (linked to AmplifyChange’s Theory of Change); (iii) annual audited accounts for past three years.
- The annual value of the Partnership Grant cannot exceed 50% of your organisation’s average annual expenditure over the past three years. For example: if you apply for GBP 900,000 over 3 years, the annual value of the grant is GBP 300,000. Therefore, the average annual expenditure of the applicant organisation over the past three years must be GBP 600,000 or more.
- Applicant organisations can only submit one application as the lead; however, you can be downstream partners on other applications.
- Previous or current experience with on-granting to smaller civil society organisations within the SRHR movement is preferable but not required.
Which countries are eligible?
Projects must be based in one of the following countries.
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Central African Republic
- Cote D’Ivoire
- The Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Equatorial Guinea
- The Gambia
- Republic of Congo
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
What are we looking for?
The purpose of this Partnership Grant call is to fund established civil society organisations with a proven track record and capability to provide support to the SRHR movement. This includes experience of working with or supporting SRHR networks, coalitions, partners or civil society organisations. You must be working to bring about positive change in one of the AmplifyChange priority themes or an intersection or combination of themes: Abortion, Violence, Youth, Stigma and Access.Read our priorities
Applications must respond to one or more of our outcome areas in our Theory of Change: Increasing individual awareness of SRHR as human rights; Improving access to SRHR resources, information & services; Transforming social norms; Changing policies & laws; and Building stronger, more inclusive movements for SRHR.Read our outcomes
Within our priority themes, AmplifyChange supports cross-cutting themes that impact on SRHR and well-being and respond to challenges that advocates identify as their priorities for action. We are happy to receive applications from organisations who wish to integrate these issues into their proposals: Climate Justice, Pleasure and Mental health.Read our other themes
AmplifyChange funds advocacy. We are focused on achieving long-term, sustainable change, and we recognise that collective actions are the best way to achieve change. Understanding how you connect to the wider movement and demonstrating how you are working towards the same change is critical.
We are particularly interested to fund projects that:
- provide advocacy grants to smaller grassroots civil society organisations within the SRHR movement (required)
- provide organisational strengthening support to smaller grassroots civil society organisations within the SRHR movement (required)
- provide knowledge for advocacy support to smaller grassroot civil society organisations within the SRHR movement
- provide support to the Partnership grantee partner’s ongoing organisational strengthening excluding any significant capital or infrastructure expenditure
Download application planning documents
We run a two-step process to select Partnership Grant recipients. The first step is a concept note, followed by an invitation to submit a full application for shortlisted entries. To assist you with planning your application, download the forms below. You can also access more guidance in our Application Guidance page or visit our FAQs.
Please note: the Concept note planning document is to be used as a guide to help with your project design – you will not be able to submit it as part of your application. However, you will be able to upload the Project Planning Workbook with your application. You can also submit photos, videos or other media as part of your application.
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We love to hear from like-minded organisations, partners, and supporters of SRHR. If you’d like to speak about our work further, please reach out.