Sudden Opportunity Grant
Indigenous groups and ethnic minorities.
Age-discriminated vulnerable groups, notably the young and the elderly
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people
People living with disabilities
Women facing exploitation, abuse and/or violence
Grant amount5,000 - 200,000 Euro
Project duration6 - 12 Months
Closing date31 Dec 2018
Through this sudden opportunity grant, Voice Laos is calling on Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to undertake a joint action to address specific, unanticipated opportunities to influence policy in Laos, especially those that could have a ripple effect or that can impact one or more of Voice target groups in one or more of the impact themes. It is an opportunity for strategic advocacy, coordination of CSOs and/collective action that can lead to change in legal decision, policy/laws, a shift in public attitudes and practices to challenge discrimination, promote equal access and opportunities, enhance social well-being, 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 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. For guidance please read the next tab, How to Apply.
How to apply?
Please follow these steps:
- Take the eligibility test available on the next tab to assess whether you are eligible.
- If you have passed the eligibility test, you need to send an Email to Laos@voice.global to describe your collective action in 1 to 2 paragraphs. In this Email you need to describe what the sudden opportunity is, the actions you intend to take, the actors undertaking the collective action, the amount needed and the duration.
If the collective action meets the criteria of the grant, Voice will contact you to discuss further and send you an application form to complete. Once the application form has been submitted via Smartsheets, we aim to make decisions 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 must be implemented by a collective of CSOs, consortium and/or network as the nature of this grant requires collective action.
What if you have questions about the process?
Questions about this grant and other open grants may be submitted by email. Potential Applicants are encouraged to seek further guidance and can send questions by email to: Laos@voice.global. We also strongly encourage you to read our Frequently Asked Questions containing a wealth of information on eligibility, budgets and assessment process. If your question hasn’t been responded to please write the Email address above. We also encourage you to look at the Voice grantees’ overview for an overview of what kind of projects Voice funds.