AmplifyChange Opportunity Grants to addressing Menstrual Health Management
What is an Opportunity grant?
For this Opportunity grant call, AmplifyChange seeks to fund civil society organisations that aim to implement projects addressing Menstrual Health Management (MHM) within a sexual and reproductive health rights framework.
Available fund up to EUR40,000 for a maximum of 1-year
Who can apply?
CSOs can include:
- Community groups
- Youth groups
- Non-governmental organisations
- Indigenous groups
- Charitable organisations
- Faith-based organisations
- Research institutes
- Social enterprise groups
- Public-private partnerships
- Communications and media groups
- Professional associations
International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) and UN agencies are not eligible to apply for Opportunity grants
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo, Republic Of
- Congo, The Democratic Republic of the (formerly Zaire)
- Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
- Equatorial Guinea
- Gambia, The
- Lao People’s Democratic Republic
- Mozambique (Moçambique)
- Myanmar (formerly Burma)
- Papua New Guinea
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa (zuid Afrika)
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- Timor-Leste (formerly East Timor)
- West Bank and Gaza Strip
- Yemen (Arab Republic)
What sorts of projects and activities are looking for?
Inline with our approach, we welcome applications that address MHM and SRHR across a range of age groups, issues and contexts. To feed into our theory of change, we are looking for applications that address at least one of the following outcomes:
- Transforming social norms and behaviours around menstrual health management
- Challenging stigma and barriers to MHM dignity through an increase in access, information and services
- Increasing awareness of MHM, sexual and reproductive health and access to WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) as a human right
- Advocating for changes in, and implementation of, policies and laws relating to MHM (for tips on how to develop your advocacy plan, see our new advocacy planning video)
Alongside these key outcomes, we are also particularly interested in receiving applications that include:
- Awareness and education to challenge social norms on MHM with health providers, parents, teachers, employers and wider community stakeholders
- Pre-menarche (pre-menstruation), puberty and comprehensive sexuality education
- Workplace and community environments
- Challenging stigmatising attitudes around fertility and menopause. (Applicants working on fertility stigma and menopause should state in their application the project’s explicit linkage to MHM and SRHR)
(Further examples of specific activities under each outcome can be found in areas for action here).
We aim to be flexible in our approach so that smaller and new organisations can access our funding, but we do expect a project to have promising potential to achieve meaningful change for women and girls.
We work as a challenge fund and applications are considered on a competitive basis. We therefore encourage all applicants to consider the following guidance carefully to give yourself the best chance of success.
For a better chance of receiving funding, an application should:
- Include clear and realistic objectives
- Articulate a well thought-out and feasible strategy to achieve change
- Have a considered SRHR approach to MHM
- Identify and work with key influencers and the authorities that have the power to bring about positive change
- Identify any significant gaps in the organisation’s technical and / or institutional capacity and outline how these gaps will be addressed
- Initiate and support coalitions of civil society organisations (CSOs)
- Pilot a new idea or innovative approach and learn lessons about what is effective
- Implement a promising practice that has shown initial success
How do we submit our application?
To apply through our online system, you must first register your interest to apply online and answer some eligibility questions. If your organisation is eligible to apply, you will be able to continue to the online application form.
The system will automatically save your application as you fill in your details, but we encourage you to also save regularly as you go along.
You can revisit and edit your application as many times as you wish before you submit your application. When you are happy with your application, just submit it.
You will be able to download a PDF of your application at any point during your submission.
You are welcome to submit photographs and videos to support your application.
If you have any technical problems when you are working on your online application, please contact us at email@example.com and mark your email ‘Assistance needed for Opportunity grant application’.