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  • Grant

    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

    EUR 5.000 - 200.000

    Closing date

    27 Oct 2017

The Call for Proposals for Innovate and Learn grant focuses on organisations that want to learn from innovation and/or to test and scale new approaches with a focus on human-centred innovations that are context-specific and relevant to empowering, amplifying and/or influencing the voice of marginalised and discriminated people to participate fully in society. There exist many new, interesting and effective methods and approaches for supporting the Voice target group(s) in participating in their own governance and improving access to resources and services. The grant hopes to capture and stimulate learning of these methods to develop an evidence-base for future programming at national, regional and global level.

Has your organisations implemented programming aimed at empowering, amplifying and/or influencing the voices of marginalised and discriminated communities? If so, then Voice could fund an Innovate and Learn Grant to document, review, analyse, research and test your programming, approach and/or methodology. An encouraged element of the project should be for scaling up the approach and methodology and an effective dissemination plan of the findings. Innovate and learn grants are available from €5,000 to €200,000 on a rolling basis.

We strongly encourage applications that seek to inject innovative ideas and approaches in their work among marginalised groups such as, but not limited to the use of sports, theatre performances (films, music, dance and drama) poetry, comedy, painting as well as the use of ICTs and social media among others.

Before applying for this grant, please do the eligibility test below to determine whether your organisation is eligible.

If yes, please read the following materials:

Grants Manual Uganda (version August 2017)

And download the following:

Project Proposal Application Form

Budget Template

Once completed, these documents need to be uploaded, before 27th of October 2017, 23.59 PM EAT through our online application system.

Only completed applications will be reviewed for which our templates need to be used. Please note that the maximum file size of uploaded documents is 250 MB.

Applications for the Innovate and Learn grants can be submitted at any time but please note that there will be two review cycles per year in 2018. For the remainder of 2017 there will only be one cycle starting 27 October 2017. This means that anything submitted before that date will be reviewed during that cycle otherwise it will have to wait until March 2018.

When will funding decision be made?

All applications for the first review cycle will be reviewed and communicated by 1st December 2017. 

What if you have questions about the process?

Questions about this grant and other open grants may be submitted by email or during outreach sessions. Potential Applicants are encouraged to seek further guidance and can send questions by email to: Specific outreach activities in the Eastern, Northern and West Nile regions of the country are scheduled for September and October 2017.