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  • Grant

    Empowerment Grant

  • Target Groups

    • Age-discriminated vulnerable groups, notably the young and the elderly
    • Indigenous groups and ethnic minorities.
    • Women facing exploitation, abuse and/or violence
    • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people
    • People living with disabilities


  • Grant amount

    5.000 - 25.000

    Project duration

    12 - 24 Months

    Closing date

    01 Oct 2017
  • About

    Targeting (informal) groups or organisations to raise awareness, develop transformative leadership, build confidence and skills and work against stigmatisation of marginalised and discriminated groups. Empowerment grants are smaller grants with a maximum timeframe of 24 months. Informal groups can access funding by partnering with a formal ‘host’ organisation. In Kenya, empowerment grants are available from €5,000 up to €25,000 on a rolling basis.
    Empowerment of excluded groups and individuals involves the redistribution of power, so that it accumulates in the hands of marginalised and discriminated groups in society. They must have the confidence to engage and interact with each other as well as in public, and build mutual trust while acknowledging their differences.
    The Empowerment grant is targeting (informal) groups or organisations, mainly of the Voice target group, to build, strengthen and enhance their capacity of lobby and advocacy. The Voice target groups and their organisations need to be in the driving seat, whether leading on their own, with allies, or exploring and co-creating solutions with those in power.

  • How to apply?

    This call for proposals is closed, so application is no longer possible. Please come back here at a later stage to learn about the grantees that have been selected in this call for proposals.

    Calls for proposals for Influencing grants will be opened once a year, while for Empowerment, Innovate and Learn and Sudden Opportunity grants we accept proposals on a rolling basis. The current open calls for proposals can be found here.


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