Sudden Opportunity Grant
Indigenous groups and ethnic minorities.
Age-discriminated vulnerable groups, notably the young and the elderly
Women facing exploitation, abuse and/or violence
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people
People living with disabilities
Grant amount5.000 - 200.000
Closing date31 Dec 2017
This grant is meant for collective action as a response towards an unexpected moment or opportunity for advocacy or mobilisation that may result in advancements for the rights of the Voice target groups; such as changes in legal decisions, policy and laws, or a shift in public attitudes and practices to eliminate discrimination, promote equal access and opportunities, enhance social well-being, confront injustice and/or encourage social development. Grants responding to a sudden opportunity are available from €5,000 to €200,000.
Possible interventions would require using nonviolent action, with active participation of human rights defenders, private institutions and companies, faith leaders, NGOs and Self-interested individuals or intellectuals who jointly and collectively seek the promotion and protection of civil and political rights as well as the realisation of economic, social and cultural rights of the Voice target groups.
Grants responding to a sudden opportunity are available on a rolling basis and can be applied for at any time from the date the Call for Proposal announcement has been made.
Please follow these steps:
- Take the eligibility test below.
- Read the Grant Manual.
- Download the Sudden Opportunity Concept Note Template and fill it in.
- Send your concept note to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to pitch your idea.
If your concept note is approved, you will be invited to submit a full application. Decisions are made within 4 weeks after application. Projects that are rewarded with funding must be implemented within 6 – 12 months after approval of the application.