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  • Innovate and Learn Grant

  • Target Groups

    • Indigenous groups and ethnic minorities.
    • Age-discriminated vulnerable groups, notably the young and the elderly
    • Women facing exploitation, abuse and/or violence
    • People living with disabilities


  • Grant amount

    5.000-200.000 Euro

    Project duration

    12 - 24 Months

    Closing date

    20 Apr 2018
  • About

    Do you have an innovative idea to address the marginalisation, discrimination, and exclusion experienced by Voice target groups? Do you want to learn if this innovation is effective and can be scaled-up? Do you see an opportunity where new technologies and approaches can be leveraged to meet the challenges faced by your community?

    If you said yes to any of the questions above, apply for an Innovate and Learn Grant! This is intended for groups, organisations, networks, consortia, start-up, and social entrepreneurs to test and scale new approaches. We are currently accepting proposals from formally registered entities for projects spanning a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 24 months with a budget ranging from EUR 5,000 to EUR 200,000 (approx. IDR 70,000,000 to IDR 2,800,000,000).

    What do we mean by innovation?

    Innovation means anything that has not been tried before in a particular context, prioritising human-centred methodologies and approaches. If you have a new idea, method or approach, you are welcome to propose it in your application. Innovation also means using tried and tested methods but for new purposes and with new target groups, audiences, and themes.

    The guiding questions that could be useful for you on designing the proposal (which are also available in the image below):

    • What has happened before?
    • What did you learn from what has happened before?
    • What are you doing differently this time?
    • What are you doing to find out if it works?
    • How will others find the innovation useful?

    Please note that the project needs to be implemented in the following provinces in Indonesia: DKI Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, East Java, West Nusa Tenggara, East Nusa Tenggara and South Sulawesi.

    Image of the Voice Learning Cycle for Innovate and Learn Grants. It's a circular image with arrows going to the 4 steps: problem, reflection, explore, and test.
  • How to apply?

    Please follow these steps:

    1. Read the Grant Manual thoroughly for guidelines on how to apply, what is expected of grantees, criteria, schedule, the granting process, and the policy advocacy focus area in Indonesia.
    2. Download and complete the application form and budget.
    3. Submit your application online here by filling the questions and attaching the completed application form and budget.

    Please read the FAQ first if you have any questions. If you have questions not included in the FAQ, please write to We also encourage you to view the current grantees. You can filter by grant type, see what projects Voice has funded, and get inspired.

    Please note that Innovate and Learn grants can be submitted any time but there will be two review cycles in 2018. The first review cycle starts 20th of April 2018 while the second cycle starts 14th of September 2018. This means applications submitted before 20th of April, 5PM Indonesian time will be reviewed as part of the first cycle, anything after will be part of the second review cycle.

    Funding decisions will be made 6 weeks after the start of the review cycle.  For full details, we refer you to the Grant Manual.

  • Eligibility Test