AmplifyChange Strategic Grant Round 2 open, Application Deadline; 17:00 GMT 25 July 2017

The expression of interest for AmplifyChange Strategic Grant Round 2 is now open. The deadline for application is 5pm (BST) on 25th July 2017.  

Strategic grants will be between EUR 550,000 to EUR 2 million over 2 years.

What priority themes is AmplifyChange encouraging applications for?

AmplifyChange welcomes all applications that address our five priority themes as above. However, Strategic grants aim to add value. Strategic grants are part of a growing portfolio of southern-led SRHR advocacy grants that AmplifyChange has already awarded. This guidance has therefore also considered the current composition of the AmplifyChange portfolio and missing-themes from the applications we receive.

We would therefore especially encourage applications from organisations that work globally and regionally on the following issues within the 5 thematic areas of AmplifyChange. Our terminology of ‘especially encourage’ means that if there are high-quality applications that are equal in all other respects, we will moderate for the following:  

Intersections between gender-based violence and barriers to safe abortion:   
pproaches that strengthen advocacy for safe abortion, including responding to the intersections between gender-based violence and barriers to accessing a safe abortion.  

Challenging stigma, discrimination, attitudes and laws:  
Support to the development of LGBTI rights movements, focusing on supporting organisations in parts of the world where movements are effectively non-existent or most underdeveloped.  

Improving sexual health of young people:   
Systematic approaches to mainstreaming comprehensive sexuality education, including its systematic implementation within schools and out-of-school approaches in regions with the weakest commitment to comprehensive sexuality education.  

Menstrual hygiene, including the role of advocacy in expanding access to sanitary products, removing stigma around menstruation and the role of menstrual hygiene management information and empowerment in comprehensive sexuality education.  

Access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services:   
Approaches that build advocacy movements that respond to strengthen SRHR and access to SRH services for people living with disability.  

 Visit the grants porta to apply.