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  • Grant

    Sudden Opportunity 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

    Country

  • Grant amount

    EUR 5.000 - 200.000

    Closing date

    31 Dec 2017

Through this Sudden Opportunity grant, Voice in Uganda is calling on Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to undertake a collective action to address specific anticipated threats to marginalised and discriminated groups such as women at risk of exploitation, abuse and/or violence, youth, the elderly, indigenous minority groups and/ or people living with disabilities in one or more of the Voice impact themes. It is an opportunity for strategic advocacy, mobilisation of CSOs and/collective action that can lead to change in policies/laws, legal decisions, or a shift in public attitudes and practices to challenge discrimination, promote equal access and opportunities, enhance social well-being, confront injustice and/or encourage social development. This grant is available from €5,000 to €200,000 for an intervention that will last between 6 and 12 months.

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:

  1. Take the eligibility test below.
  2. Read the Grants Manual Uganda (version August 2017)
  3. Download the Sudden Opportunity Concept Note Template and fill it in.
  4. Send your concept note to us at Uganda@voice.global

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.

Please Note: Sudden Opportunity Grants are best suited for organisations applying in consortium, partnership, collaboration or as a network, since we expect that the situation needs collective action.

Sudden Opportunity Grant is a rolling grant and will be open till 31st December 2017.  You can submit your concept note at any time and we will review your application within four weeks.

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: Uganda@voice.global. Specific outreach activities in the Eastern, Northern and West Nile regions of the country are scheduled for September and October 2017.