Deadline: 5 February 2019

AmplifyChange is currently inviting applicants from eligible organizations for its Strengthening Grants program to support, strengthen quality and scale-up the work of small to medium civil society organizations, partnerships, and coalitions who are operating at a local, community, district or national level.

Strengthening grants are also intended to support organizational development and boost the effectiveness of group; they understand that this enables organizations to better implement projects that are aiming to secure improvements in SRHR.


AmplifyChange support advocacy and activist groups working on these five priority areas:

  • Addressing gender-based violence, including sexual violence and female genital mutilation (FGM)
  • Addressing the causes of unsafe abortion including decriminalization of abortion
  • Challenging stigma and discrimination, attitudes and laws that undermine human rights, including on grounds of gender or sexual orientation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals
  • Improving sexual health of young people and girls, including comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) and addressing child and early forced marriage (CEFM)
  • Increasing access to comprehensive reproductive health services for poor, vulnerable and marginalized people

Grant Information

Strengthening grants range from EUR40,000 – EUR100,000.

Outcome Areas

  • 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

Eligibility Criteria

  • The general eligibility criteria for Strengthening grantees are:
    • The applicant organization must be registered in one of the AmplifyChange eligible countries (mentioned below).
    • The project must be implemented in one of the AmplifyChange eligible countries.
    • The applicant organization must have a bank account.
    • The project must respond to one or more of the Amplify Change priorities.
    • The project must respond to one or more of the AmplifyChange outcome areas.
    • The organization must be a Southern-based organization.
    • The organization must be a small to medium sized organization with an average annual expenditure of less than EUR1 million per year.
  • AmplifyChange will consider concept notes from civil society organizations based in Sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia.
  • AmplifyChange will recognize the broad scope of civil society and the wide range of organizations, actors and coalitions it encompasses. Therefore, they are happy to receive concept notes from community groups, non-governmental organizations, indigenous groups, charitable organizations, faith-based organizations, research institutes, social enterprise groups, public-private partnerships, communications, and media groups and professional associations.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via the given website.

Eligible Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic Of, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the, Cote D’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, The,  Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Please click here to apply.