Strengthening Grants support advocacy work for small to medium civil society organisations that seek to bring about change in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Up to 40% of a Strengthening Grant can be used to support the costs of organisational development and boosting organisational effectiveness.
The duration of a Strengthening Grant is 24 to 36 months. This funding round is open for applications up to GBP 200,000. We encourage you to be realistic and apply for the amount that is best for your organisation and project.
Grant amount up to £200,000
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 the AmplifyChange eligible countries.
- Your organisation must have a bank account.
- You must be a small to medium sized organisation with an average annual expenditure over the past two years between GBP 250,000 and GBP 500,000 per year. For example, if your expenditure in 2021 was GBP 450,000 GBP, and in 2022 it was GBP 600,000, the average would be GBP 525,000 – this would mean you would not be eligible to apply.
- You will be asked to submit evidence for your expenditure values. This could be an audited report or a profit and loss statement.
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 Strengthening Grant call is to fund small to medium civil society organisations, support their advocacy work, and strengthen them so they can 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:
- are submitted by small to medium sized organisations seeking to grow and develop their organisational capacity
- aim to address the root causes and drivers of discriminatory social norms and inequitable power relations
- scale up a successful idea or innovative approach
- implementing a promising practice that have shown initial success
- empower marginalised groups to advocate for their rights and access to services
- work towards the development, improvement and effective implementation of laws and policies, including by-laws
Download application planning documents
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 Application 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.
Get in touch
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.