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  • Grant

    Empowerment Grant

  • Target Groups

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


  • Grant amount

    5,000 - 25,000 EUR

    Project duration

    12 - 24 Months

    Closing date

    19 Oct 2018
  • About

    Are you an emerging and/or informal group, movement or a network that is led by young people? Are you left out of political and decision making processes in local and central government and other decision making bodies? Does your group or network feel confident and eager to shape and contribute to your country’s political development? Do you believe there is space for young people in Tanzania to thrive, professionally, politically and socially? Do you acknowledge that real progress will only be possible if young people receive more support from their communities and their government? Do you have and/or wish to implement home grown strategies in mobilizing key state agencies at national and provincial level to promote a positive image of youth and fight discrimination?

    If you answered “yes” to the questions above, then consider applying to this Call for Proposals to create an enabling and youth-friendly environment paving the way for an effective and meaningful youth political participation.

    Empowerment Grants range from a minimum of €5,000 to a maximum of €25, 000. The life of projects under this grant must not exceed 24 months and not be less than 12 months.

    What are we looking to fund?

    Proposals with “out of the box” project ideas that focus on age discriminated vulnerable groups, in particular, young people.

    Often the most discriminated are those who may be vulnerable due to multiple reasons. Therefore, we have a strong preference for projects that address overlapping vulnerabilities. Your project can work with and not limited to;-

    • Young people with disabilities
    • Young women facing Exploitation, Abuse and Violence
    • Young hunters and gatherers

    Your project should focus on the following impact theme:

    • Space for political participation and citizen engagement

    Where do we wish to fund?

    Voice Tanzania wishes to consolidate its work and will only fund projects that will be implemented in the following provinces; Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Tanga, Morogoro and Arusha.

    Who do we wish to fund?

    We are accepting proposals from small and/or emerging informal groups where the Voice target groups and their organizations need to be in the driving seat, whether leading on their own, with allies, or exploring and co-creating solutions with others. International as well as national organisations cannot be lead applicants but can team up as a co-applicant in the case of consortium applications.

  • How to apply?

    We ask that you carefully review the Grant manual before submitting an application.

    If after reading the manual you believe you are eligible and interested in applying, please complete the following documents:

    Only completed applications will be reviewed for which our templates need to be used and submitted via the following link.  Voice encourages applicants to utilise different formats; audio and visual applications are encouraged, using the questions in the application form provided in your submission.

    This call for proposal will be closed on 19th October 2018 at 23.59hrs EA Time.

    All applications will be reviewed and decisions will be communicated to all applicants six weeks after the deadline. For exact dates please review the Grant Manual.

    Do you have any Questions?

    We urge you to review the Frequently Asked Questions to see whether your question has already been responded to. If it has not please contact .

    We will strive to give a quick response and if relevant will also upload your question to the website.




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