AmplifyChange Strengthening Grants to Support Small & Medium CSOs/NGOs

Deadline: 27 April 2015

The AmplifyChange is currently inviting non-profit/non-governmental organisations from the eligible countries for its Strengthening grants to support project that seeks to engage and contribute to bringing about change in one or more of the priority themes of AmplifyChange.

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Strengthening Grants are intended to support small to medium civil society organisations, partnerships and coalitions who are operating at the local, community, district or national level. Strengthening grants are also intended to help strengthen the capacity of groups to implement projects that aim to pursue or help secure specific change. Support is provided to the groups who represent communities at local levels to advocate for change, and working to build stronger, more inclusive, and representative SRHR movements, and to advance SRHR for women, men and young people, particularly in marginalised populations.

Grant Size & Duration

The Strengthening grant size can be between EUR 40,000 – EUR 100,000 and the duration can be between 6 to 24 months.

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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 (formerly Zaire)Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, The Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique (Moçambique), Myanmar (formerly Burma), Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa (zuid Afrika), South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Priority Areas (not limited to)

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  1. Demonstrating proof of concept to increase access to services for marginalised and vulnerable people.
  2. Strengthening advocacy and voice of communities; supporting access to justice and legal remedies.
  3. Strengthening community support mechanisms and improving advocacy and policy processes.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants can be community groups, non-governmental organisations, indigenous groups, charitable organisations, faith based organisations, research institutes, social enterprise groups, public-private partnerships, communications and media groups and professional associations.
  • The applicant organisation must be registered in one of the AmplifyChange eligible countries.
  • The project must be implemented in one of the AmplifyChange eligible countries.
  • The applicant organisation must have a bank account.
  • Applicant’s project must respond to one or more of the Amplify Change thematic areas mentioned above.
  • Concept notes from civil society organisations based in Sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia will be strongly considered.
  • Applicants can also apply in coalition. If you are applying as part of a coalition you should identify a lead or coordinating applicant organisation to complete the application.

Application Process

  • There is a two-stage process for the Strengthening Grant application:
    • Submission of a concept note
    • Submission of a full application (if invited by AmplifyChange after the concept note screening)
  • Applicants can submit their applications online through the website.

For more information about these grants, please visit Amplifychange.

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  1. Avatar Vincent mandala says

    Hello, am programs manager for young women community organisation. And we encourage youthful mothers to complete secondary education, economic self reliance, HIV/AIDS awareness and early childhood education. We would like to acess you funding. What should we do. Malawi, Thyolo district.

  2. Hello Rashmi Kanty,
    Thanks for the information sharing, I’m happy when I read all information about the grant for NGO, the informations are helpfull

  3. Avatar Charles Olupot says


    Action for Development of Rights – Quality Education, Health & Evironment-OVC’s in Pallisa Uganda. We would like to apply, but through which address or contact. we see deadline is close- 27th April 2015.

    Charles Olupot
    Project Leader

    • Avatar Rashmi Kanti says

      Hello Charles,
      To apply for these grants, please submit the concept notes before deadline. For details regarding contact information, please visit the link followed by the line “For more information….”
      Thank You!

  4. Hello Rashmi,

    The link “For more information …….” is taking me to some different grants. I have also visited Amplifychange website and seems this particular grant ” Strengthening Grants to Support Small and Medium CSOs/NGOs” is not available. Please help!

    • Avatar Rashmi Kanti says

      Hello Josephat,
      We have checked the link twice.It is working fine. Please visit again. The deadline for strengthening grants by AmplifyChange is 27 April 2015. Apply before it!
      Hope you will not face the problem again!
      Thank you!

  5. Avatar Maurice Caschinco says

    Hi… thanks for this very important opportunity… but i will kindly want to ask , i really did not see education as a priority; therefore for those of us who just began community services to educate young people and take them off the streets in to the classrooms to transform their lives how do we benefit from this…? we would love the support you are giving .. its a life changing opportunity, not just for us but for the communities as well.. kindly reply to this comment i need it urgently.

    • Avatar Rashmi Kanti says

      Hello Maurice,
      This opportunity has been offered by the foundation AmplifyChange. The foundation works for the key issues regarding sexual and reproductive health and rights among young people, women & girls. Please visit the link followed by the line “For more information…” for other detailed information.
      Also, you can visit for opportunities in the field of education.
      Thank you!

  6. Avatar rohit kumar says

    I want to apply for this project. But how how can apply this project
    please help

    • Avatar Rashmi Kanti says

      Hello Rohit,
      Please go through the full article. Check if your organisation is eligible to apply for these grants. If eligible, proceed with your application. All information regarding how to submit application can be found in the link followed by the line “For more information….”
      Thank You!

    • Hello Rohit,
      Please read the application process carefully. To get the detailed information on eligibility criteria/application process/the opportunity, please visit the link on the line ‘For more information…’ and proceed.
      Good luck!