AmplifyChange: Inviting applications for ‘Strengthening grant’ to support advocacy campaigns and organisational development within civil society organisations seeking to bring about positive change in one of the AmplifyChange priority themes or a justifiable intersection or combination of themes.

Funding brief: This Strengthening grant call focuses on supporting advocacy campaigns and organisational development within civil society organisations seeking to bring about positive change in one of the AmplifyChange priority themes or a justifiable intersection or combination of themes.

In this call for Strengthening grant proposals, we will consider proposals working to strengthen one or more of the outcome areas that AmplifyChange supports. These are:
Increasing individual awareness of SRHR as human rights
Improving access to SRHR resources, information & services
Transforming social norms
Changing policies & laws
Building stronger, more inclusive movements for SRHR

For more information please consult the AmplifyChange Theory of Change.

Please note that whilst they will consider activities that support all 5 outcome areas, if more applications are recommended for funding by our Independent Technical Review Panel than we can fund, we will moderate in favour of projects that fulfil our fund benchmarks and results framework

Focus
Central to their mission is the strengthening of a more diverse and community-led response to address sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in the Global South. This is more equitable in the short-term and more sustainable in the long-term.
This Strengthening Grant round is therefore open to women-led, LGBTIQ-led and disabled persons civil society organisations only (please see further definitions here​​​​). Applicants must also be Southern-based organisations from sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
Strengthening grants support time-limited projects (usually up to 24 months) that seek to engage and contribute to bringing about change in one or more of the SRHR priority themes of AmplifyChange.  They ask grantees to see our Theory of Change and think about which outcome they will contribute to through their proposed project.
Up to 40% of a Strengthening Grant can also be used to support core costs – the costs of organisational development and boosting organisational effectiveness of an organisation dedicated to strengthening SRHR.
In this round, a Strengthening grant will range from EUR40,000 – EUR100,000.  Grants will be for a maximum of two years (24 months).
They receive strong competition for Strengthening grants. Therefore, they encourage applicants to provide realistic budgets to match their proposed approach, and not just apply for the maximum amount available.

What they are looking for:
Strengthening grants support particular, usually time-limited, projects (up to 24 months in this funding round) that seek to engage and contribute to bringing about specific change in one or more of the priority themes of AmplifyChange. They do this by financing advocacy activities across the 5 outcome areas of the AmplifyChange Theory of Change.
Alongside financing advocacy activities, strengthening grants are also intended to strengthen the organisational development and effectiveness of small to medium civil society organisations, partnerships and coalitions who are operating at a local, community, district or national level. Up to 40% of the project budget may be allocated to organisational development and effectiveness. Examples of how you can use this investment include (but are not exclusive to):

Strengthen your organisation (click the links to learn how AmplifyChange grantees have done this):
Improve fundraising capability
Improve communications– including development of digital channels such as websites
Strengthen people managementand leadership practices
Strengthen financial management, reporting and controlincluding with partners
Invest in electricity supply(using environmentally sustainable methods as far as possible) or other utilities
Enhance project management practice
Invest in computer software and training
Office furniture and equipment

Develop the quality of your advocacy:
Develop a strategy for changing a policy or law as well as tactics which work in your setting. See AmplifyChangeLearn.org for stories from our grantees of the tactics they’ve used to influence policy or law change.
Create a plan for building a stronger movement for social change. See AmplifyChangeLearn.org for advice from our grantees on building stronger movements.
Improving your approach to social norm change. You can find many examples of successful Social Norms change tactics used by our grantees on AmplifyChangeLearn.org.
Rights-based and non-stigmatising communication on sexual and reproductive health and rights. There’s a useful checklistand more to create rights-based and non-stigmatising messages on AmplifyChangeLearn.org
Enhancing the quality of monitoring and evaluation

Donor Name: AmplifyChange
Funding name: Strengthening grant

Deadline: The closing date for applications will be 11th, October, 2019 at 5pm (UK time).

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: They will not consider grants below EUR40,000 or exceeding EUR100,000 in budget.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not Found

Project duration: Two years (24 months).

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility:
Strengthening grants are intended to do what their name suggests – to support, strengthen quality and scale-up the work of small to medium civil society organisations, partnerships and coalitions who are operating at a local, community, district or national level.
Strengthening grants are also intended to support organisational development and boost effectiveness of organisations; they understand that this enables organisations to better implement projects that are aiming to secure improvements in SRHR.
Strengthening grants are aimed at small to medium civil society organisations from the Global South. Therefore, eligibility is limited to organisations that have an annual expenditure of less than EUR 1 million per year. This is calculated as an average of the organisation’s expenditure over the past three years.
This Strengthening Grant round is open to women-led, LGBTIQ-led and disabled persons civil society organisations only. Applicants must be Southern-based organisations from sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. They specify this eligibility to emphasise the importance of representing the communities you are working with.

Please note: They will not review or consider applications that do not meet the eligibility criteria specified above

Eligible Country: Applicants must also be Southern-based organisations from sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● Apply: Click to view
● Guideline: Click to view
About: Click to view
Indicators from the AmplifyChange framework: Click to view
Identify Milestones​​​​​​​: Click to view
PDF User Guide #3 – Indicators: Click to view
PDF User Guide #7 – Developing milestones: Click to view

How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).

They accept applications in English and French.
Applicants are required to complete the online application form before the deadline. The full application form will be released on 17th, September, 2019.

Applicants also need to download and submit:
A workplan and budget, using the AmplifyChange workplan and budget template (all other templates will not be accepted). Please read the guidance carefully before completion
If you need a basic introduction to work-planning then please see our user guide to planning activities.
A monitoring and evaluation framework, using the AmplifyChange Indicator selection and Milestone identification template. Please read the guidance carefully before completion

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