Opportunity grant window – OPEN for applications 2016!

An Opportunity Grant is intended to help groups try out new ideas, implement their plans or make the most of circumstances where there may be a good chance to bring about some sort of positive change.

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Applying for an Opportunity grant

Please read the following guidance before you submit an application for an Opportunity grant.

We will assess applications as quickly as we can. This may take up to 6-8 weeks per application.

If a decision is made to offer an Opportunity grant, we will be in touch to discuss details and carry out some financial due diligence enquiries.

Applications from youth-led groups

We welcome applications from groups that support and lead the engagement of young people and girls to shape, implement, monitor and ensure accountability for the new global goals.

We want to support the energy and ideas of young people, and support their role in ensuring the success of the new global development agenda that connect to our priority theme areas.

Groups can apply for an Opportunity grant…

  • to try a new idea for SRHR advocacy
  • to make the most of a political or social opportunity
  • to experiment
  • to carry out needed activities
  • to learn and share lessons

How much funding can I apply for?

Opportunity grants can be up to a maximum of 10,000 Euros.

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Who should apply?

Where do I have to be to apply for funding? 

Your project must be based in one of the countries eligible for an Opportunity grant. (See map and list below). If you can’t see if your country is highlighted in the map, please check the list for confirmation.

    • 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 (formerly Zaire)
    • Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
    • Djibouti
    • Egypt
    • El Salvador
    • Equatorial Guinea
    • Eritrea
    • Ethiopia
    • Gabon
    • Gambia, The
    • Ghana
    • Guatemala
    • Guinea
    • Guinea-Bissau
    • Guyana
    • Haiti
    • Honduras
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Kenya
    • Lao People’s Democratic Republic
    • Lesotho
    • Liberia
    • Madagascar
    • Malawi
    • Maldives
    • Mali
    • Mauritania
    • Morocco
    • Mozambique (Moçambique)
    • Myanmar (formerly Burma)
    • Namibia
    • Nepal
    • Nicaragua
    • Niger
    • Nigeria
    • Pakistan
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Paraguay
    • Rwanda
    • Sao Tome and Principe
    • Senegal
    • Seychelles
    • Sierra Leone
    • Solomon Islands
    • Somalia
    • South Africa (zuid Afrika)
    • South Sudan
    • Sri Lanka
    • Sudan
    • Swaziland
    • Tanzania
    • Timor-Leste (formerly East Timor)
    • Togo
    • Tuvalu
    • Uganda
    • Vanuatu
    • West Bank and Gaza Strip
    • Yemen (Arab Republic)
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

    Who is an Opportunity grant for?

    Any organisation in an eligible country can apply for an Opportunity Grant.  Opportunity grants are especially intended for smaller, community-based groups that need some support for the activities they would like to implement.  More established groups that want to try a new idea are also welcome to apply, but we particularly encourage more established groups to help smaller groups apply.

    We don’t have a bank account – is this a problem?

    This is not a problem – you can still apply for an Opportunity grant, but we suggest you nominate a sponsoring organisation to help manage grant funding – an organisation prepared and able to help manage grant funds on your behalf.  We will need details of the sponsoring organisation.  If the application is successful, please note that we will check the financial systems of your organisation as well as the sponsoring organisation as part of our due diligence.

    We don’t have a bank account – is this a problem?

    This is not a problem – you can still apply for an Opportunity grant, but we suggest you nominate a sponsoring organisation to help manage grant funding – an organisation prepared and able to help manage grant funds on your behalf.  We will need details of the sponsoring organisation.  If the application is successful, please note that we will check the financial systems of your organisation as well as the sponsoring organisation as part of our due diligence.

    How do I apply?

    You can apply for an Opportunity grant on the online application form that you can access through our website
    (grants.amplifychange.org/grants/dashboard/).  We would prefer this method of application – and remember, you can also upload a video to tell us about your project as part of your application.

    If you can’t or would prefer not to use the online application process, please request an application form (Microsoft Word) and a budget form (Microsoft Excel) by email. You can then complete these forms offline and then email them back to us.

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