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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

    Project duration

    12 - 24 Months

    Closing date

    01 Sep 2018
  • About

    Innovate and Learn grant focus 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 and for a period of minimum 12 and a maximum of 24 months.

    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.

  • How to apply?

    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 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 are two review cycles per year in 2018.

    The first review cycle will begin on 30th of March 2018. This means that all proposals submitted before 30th of March (23.59 PM) will be reviewed as part of that review cycle.

    Anything submitted after that date will be reviewed as part of the review cycle beginning 1st of September  2018 (23.59PM). 

    When will funding decision be made?

    All applications for the first review cycle 2018 will be reviewed and communicated by 8th of May 2018.  

    All application for the second review cycle 2018 will be reviewed and communicated by 15th of October 2018.

    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 via the Frequently Asked Questions . If you feel your questions hasn’t been addressed please send an Email to:

  • Eligibility Test


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