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  • Grant

    Empowerment 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
    • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people
    • People living with disabilities


  • Grant amount

    5.000-25.000 Euro

    Project duration

    12 - 24 Months

    Closing date

    16 April & 16 September 2018
  • About

    Available to Target Group-led groups and organisations in Cambodia  

    Are you a new and/or informal group that is led by one of Voice’s target groups? Do you want to learn how to (better) work together?  Do you want to work on leadership and/or increasing confidence of and within your group members? Do you want to embark on a journey to change attitudes and/or social norms in Cambodia towards your target group?

    If you answered “yes” to the questions above, then consider applying to this Call for Proposals.

    What do we wish to fund?

    This Call for Proposals will help Voice in Cambodia meet its objectives. Voice will fund projects that focus on the following target groups:

    1. People with disabilities
    2. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-gender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI)
    3. Indigenous people and ethnic minorities

    With at least one of the following target groups as a cross-cutting issue?

    1. Age discriminated vulnerable groups notably the young or elderly
    2. Women facing exploitation, abuse and/or violence

    Often the most marginalised and discriminated are those who may be vulnerable due to multiple reasons. Therefore, Voice has a strong preference for projects that intend to work with more than one target group to address overlapping vulnerabilities.

    Your project can look at any or all of the following themes:

    Improved access to (productive) resources (finance, land and water) and employment,

    Improved access to social services, health and education in particular, and

    Space for political participation and citizen engagement

    Your grant can be from €5,000 to €25,000 and from 12 to 24 months in duration.

    Where do we wish to fund?

    Voice will only fund projects that intend to work in the existing target areas including Battambong, Banteay Meanchey, Siem Reap, Kampong Chnang, Kampong Cham, Svay Reang, Takeo, Rattanakiri and Phnom Penh.

    Who do we wish to fund?

    Applications are only being accepted from locally registered Cambodian organisations as lead applicant. International organisations are not able to be a lead applicant but can team up as a co-applicant in the case of consortium applications.

    The (lead) applicant must be target group-led.  This means that the target group that the organisation aims to represent governs and manages the organisation and the principle of Nothing About Us Without Us guide the work.

  • How to apply?

    We ask that you review the Grant Manual (English) and Grant Manual (Khmer) before submitting an application.

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

    1. Application form in Khmer
    2. Application form in English

    Only completed applications will be reviewed for which our templates need to be used. Applications for empowerment grants can be submitted in Khmer, in handwriting, or in audio or video via the online application from. If you need help in completing the application, please contact the Oxfam Cambodia office via

    Empowerment grant applications can be submitted at any time but please note that review cycles will take place starting 16 April 2018 and 16 September 2018. This means anything submitted before that date will be reviewed as part of that review cycle, anything after will be reviewed during the next cycle.

    When will funding decision be made?

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

    Do you have any Questions?

    Questions about applying for a Voice grant may be submitted by email or during consultative sessions. Before doing so we urge you to review the Frequently Asked Questions via  to see whether your question has already been responded to. If it hasn’t 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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