National Calls for Proposals

are open for NigeriaLaos, Cambodia,

Kenya, Uganda and Indonesia

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Voice is a new innovative grant facility that supports the most marginalised and discriminated people in ten low- and lower-middle income countries in Africa and Asia. It aims to amplify and connect thus far unheard voices in efforts to leave no one behind.

Voice is an initiative by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is executed by a consortium between Oxfam Novib and Hivos.

Grants

Voice stands out from other grant-making programmes by developing a grant application and reporting process adapted to the five target groups and four grant types and that is accessible, user-friendly and innovative.

Voice is designed to support (local) formal organisations and networks as well as informal groups. There are four different types of grants listed below. 90 percent of the available grant budget will be allocated at national level while the remainder is available for global multi-country calls. All calls will be announced on the website.

Target Groups

Voice targets the most marginalised and discriminated groups in ten low- and lower-middle income countries in Africa and Asia. The programme aims to strengthen the capacity of Civil Society Organisations and representatives of the following groups to increase their social, economic and political participation.

Linking and Learning

Linking and learning is at the heart of Voice.

We invite marginalised and discriminated groups and their representatives to explore, test and scale innovative approaches and new ideas together with diverse stakeholders. Voice believes taking risks is inherent to innovation, as long as we document our lessons for learning.

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Focus countries

Voice targets the most marginalised and discriminated groups in Nigeria, Niger, Mali, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Indonesia, Philippines, Laos and Cambodia.

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