Opportunity grants provide funding for small organisations to support sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) advocacy at a local level.
The purpose of an Opportunity grant is to help new and smaller community-based groups to pursue innovative ideas and approaches for SRHR advocacy. Grants range from £10,000-£50,000 per year for a maximum of three years.
Please see the specific eligibility criteria listed in the sections below for each Opportunity grant call.
Opportunity grants support organisations working on one or more of the SRHR priority themes of AmplifyChange.
An organisation that is eligible for an Opportunity grant must be based and implementing a project in one of the countries indicated in the map above.
We support grassroots organisations who often find it difficult to access funding. Unregistered groups are eligible to apply. If your group is unregistered, you will still be considered for funding and – if successful at application stage – will be subject to the same due diligence and financial assessments that apply to all organisations. If your organisation can register, then we will support you in this process before your project starts. If it is not possible to register, you will need to nominate a fiscal sponsor.
International Non-Government Organisations and UN agencies are not eligible to apply for Opportunity Grants.
Please continue reading to see the specific eligibility criteria for each Opportunity call for proposals.
We are a challenge fund that responds to ideas presented by civil society to strengthen sexual and reproductive health and rights. We receive a large volume of applications and select grants through a competitive process.
We aim to be flexible in our funding approach so that smaller and new organisations can access funding, but we do expect to support projects that have promising potential to achieve meaningful change for sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Requests for Opportunity grant proposals are posted four to six weeks in advance of the opening date for submission of applications. Applicants then generally have four weeks to complete their submission.
All applications must be submitted online using our online application system. You need to complete a narrative describing your project using the online form. You will also need to upload a budget, workplan and definition of results against the AmplifyChange indicator framework using the most up-to-date AmplifyChange templates. These templates can be downloaded from the online application system.
We asked our Technical Review Panel (TRP) to provide their top-tips for writing a strong application. Watch the film below and download the PDF guide to see their advice.
For more help to develop your proposal please see the selected films below and watch our full user guide series.
Learn from AmplifyChange grantees
Some of the best AmplifyChange grantees have shared practical advice from their experience of strengthening their organisations and the tactics they have successfully used to advocate for improved SRHR.
Check out amplifychangelearn.org to read practical how-to guides written by organisations that have received Opportunity and Strengthening grants.