Strengthening grants are intended to do what their name suggests – to support and strengthen 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 help strengthen the organisational and technical capacity of groups; we understand that this enables groups to better implement projects that are aiming to secure specific change.
A Strengthening grant can be available for a period of 6 to 18 months to support a particular, usually time-limited, project that seeks to engage and contribute to bringing about change in one or more of the priority themes of AmplifyChange.
Strengthening grants range from EUR 40,000 – EUR 100,000.
We receive strong competition for Strengthening grants. Therefore, we encourage applicants to provide realistic budgets to match their proposed approach, and not just apply for the maximum amount available.
We will not consider grants exceeding EUR 100,000 in budget.
We will give priority to applications that address our outcome of ‘Change in policies and laws’ across our priority themes, which include:
- Ending Unsafe Abortion
- Gender-Based Violence
- Challenging Stigma and Discrimination
- Sexual Health of Young People
- Access for Marginalised and Vulnerable Groups