Type of project: Strengthening grants are aimed at small to medium civil society organisations from the Global South. Strengthening grants support advocacy projects that seek to engage and contribute to bringing about change in our priority areas: Eliminating gender-based violence; Removing barriers to safe abortion; Challenging stigma and discrimination; Improving sexual health of young people; Increasing access to reproductive health.
Location: Global South – full list of countries here.
Eligibility: Only CSOs from the Global South are eligible to apply. Your organisation must be registered and implementing a project in an eligible country. Applicants must also be small to medium sized organisations with an average annual expenditure over the past two years of less than £500,000 per year. All applicants need to have a bank account. INGOs based in the Global North and UN agencies are not eligible to lead a Strengthening Grant proposal.
Grant size: up to £200,000. Up to 40% of a Strengthening Grant can be used to support the costs of organisational development and boosting organisational effectiveness.
Closing date: Applications can be submitted from November 22nd. The closing date is usually 2 weeks later.