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    Cambodia Influencing Grants

    Available to representatives of rightsholder group organisations in Cambodia
    Working to address elderly issues

    Voice believes in periodically reviewing on matters that touch the five rightsholders groups around the three thematic areas. This year we embarked on an exciting journey of giving a closer look at Cambodia.  After an intense and enlightening process, we finalised on the Cambodia context analysis that inspired this Calls for Proposals and others in the pipeline. Go ahead and give it a look before you look at this Call.

    Are you an organisation representing or led by members of the elderly community or senior citizens? Do you see an opportunity to guide or influence national or local bodies in Cambodia so that they are more open and receptive to the needs and interests of your rightsholder groups?

    Do you want to inspire attitudinal and policy change among people and governments for the elderly, particularly towards groups such as elderly women and elderly with disabilities in Cambodia? Do you want to call for the expansion and inclusion of social protection schemes and free services to elderly who are members of the LGBTI community or indigenous people?

    Do you want to try new and innovative ways to influence? Do you want to ask for free health check/treatment or discounts for elderly? Do you want to strengthen how your group can work better together?

    Do you want to work on leadership, advocacy and/or increasing confidence of elderly members in your community? Do you wish to scale up successful approaches to stronger policy influencing based on your previous efforts to address elderly issues?

    If you answered “yes” to the questions above, then let’s make it happen!

    Apply to this Call for Proposals focusing on issues of elderly people, especially elderly women in Cambodia.

    What kind of projects can you propose?

    Voice is looking for ideas to address one or more of the following thematic impact areas:

    • Improved access to (productive) resources (finance, land and water) and employment;
    • Improved access to social services, health and education in particular

    More specifically, we want ideas focusing on the following issues:

    • Expansion and inclusion of social protection schemes and free services for vulnerable elderly, particularly elderly women and other elderly who are members of Voice rightsholder groups in Cambodia;
    • Strengthening the role of support networks and groups in amplifying voices of elderly for social protection and services.

    Your grant can be up to €200,000 for 36 months in duration.

    Who do we wish to fund?

    • Locally registered non-profit Cambodian organisations;
    • Networks, consortiums, and coalitions with a locally registered non-profit Cambodian organisation as the lead applicant.

    All applicants must be rightsholder-led. An organisation (formal/informal) is rightsholder-led when it is governed and managed by members of the rightsholder-group(s). The principle of “Nothing About Us Without Us” guides their work. If the rightsholders do not play roles in the governance and management of the organisation, the proposal needs to describe how the rightsholder groups are fully involved in the conceptualisation, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the project.

    International organisations cannot be a lead applicant but can team up as a co-applicant in the case of consortium applications.

    Limits to the inclusion of elderly are often due to multiple and overlapping barriers. Applicants need to consider how their ideas and solutions to address these barriers also intersect with the following rightsholder groups:

    1. People with disabilities
    2. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-gender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) groups
    3. Indigenous people and ethnic minorities
    4. Women facing exploitation, abuse and/or violence
    5. Vulnerable young people

    Please take our eligibility test to make sure that you qualify for the grant (add link)

    What we won’t fund?

    1. Organisations with an annual turnover of over €2 million.
    2. An application where the grant awarded from Voice is more than 50% of the total annual income of the applicant organisation.
      • The way to calculate this is to divide the requested amount by number of years the project will be implemented. The result will then be divided by the annual income.
      • If the result of this calculation is over 50% you can either reduce the requested amount or team up as part of a consortium where you can add up the annual incomes
    3. Funding of commercial services, investment or other commercial activities.

    Where do we wish to fund?

    Proposed projects can be implemented anywhere within Cambodia.

    What do we mean by Innovation?

    For Voice, innovation means anything that has not been tried before in a particular context. If you have a new idea, method or approach, you are welcome to propose it in your application. Innovation also means using tried and tested influencing methods but for new purposes and with new rightsholder groups, audiences and themes.

    Voice encourages network, partnership and consortia applications because each organisation may bring new ideas to the project and each partner can learn from each other. You may also wish to partner with “unusual suspects” like media companies, campaigners and artists who may encourage new ways of advocacy and influence.

    Practicing the Values of Voice

    Voice believes in the principle of Nothing About Us Without Us. In practice, this means Voice rightsholder groups need to be at the centre of any effort. They must be involved in the conceptualisation, planning, and implementation of any grant. They are equal partners in any consortium, network, or coalition, playing key governance and leadership roles.

    Linking and Learning

    Linking and Learning is at the heart and soul of Voice. All grantees are expected to participate in facilitated meetings and gatherings enabling the exchange of ideas and learnings from each other’s experiences. Applicants must demonstrate in their proposals how they will identify, document, and share their learnings as they implement their project. These may come in many forms such as blog posts, videos, photo essay or audio recordings.

    Voice values diversity and inclusion. All grantees are expected to be able to interact with and learn from a diverse group of people coming from different backgrounds, orientations, and experiences. Interested applicants must be willing to work in a diverse community, which includes representatives from all of the Voice rightsholder groups.

    • About

      Cambodia Influencing Grants

      Available to representatives of rightsholder group organisations in Cambodia
      Working to address elderly issues

      Voice believes in periodically reviewing on matters that touch the five rightsholders groups around the three thematic areas. This year we embarked on an exciting journey of giving a closer look at Cambodia.  After an intense and enlightening process, we finalised on the Cambodia context analysis that inspired this Calls for Proposals and others in the pipeline. Go ahead and give it a look before you look at this Call.

      Are you an organisation representing or led by members of the elderly community or senior citizens? Do you see an opportunity to guide or influence national or local bodies in Cambodia so that they are more open and receptive to the needs and interests of your rightsholder groups?

      Do you want to inspire attitudinal and policy change among people and governments for the elderly, particularly towards groups such as elderly women and elderly with disabilities in Cambodia? Do you want to call for the expansion and inclusion of social protection schemes and free services to elderly who are members of the LGBTI community or indigenous people?

      Do you want to try new and innovative ways to influence? Do you want to ask for free health check/treatment or discounts for elderly? Do you want to strengthen how your group can work better together?

      Do you want to work on leadership, advocacy and/or increasing confidence of elderly members in your community? Do you wish to scale up successful approaches to stronger policy influencing based on your previous efforts to address elderly issues?

      If you answered “yes” to the questions above, then let’s make it happen!

      Apply to this Call for Proposals focusing on issues of elderly people, especially elderly women in Cambodia.

      What kind of projects can you propose?

      Voice is looking for ideas to address one or more of the following thematic impact areas:

      • Improved access to (productive) resources (finance, land and water) and employment;
      • Improved access to social services, health and education in particular

      More specifically, we want ideas focusing on the following issues:

      • Expansion and inclusion of social protection schemes and free services for vulnerable elderly, particularly elderly women and other elderly who are members of Voice rightsholder groups in Cambodia;
      • Strengthening the role of support networks and groups in amplifying voices of elderly for social protection and services.

      Your grant can be up to €200,000 for 36 months in duration.

      Who do we wish to fund?

      • Locally registered non-profit Cambodian organisations;
      • Networks, consortiums, and coalitions with a locally registered non-profit Cambodian organisation as the lead applicant.

      All applicants must be rightsholder-led. An organisation (formal/informal) is rightsholder-led when it is governed and managed by members of the rightsholder-group(s). The principle of “Nothing About Us Without Us” guides their work. If the rightsholders do not play roles in the governance and management of the organisation, the proposal needs to describe how the rightsholder groups are fully involved in the conceptualisation, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the project.

      International organisations cannot be a lead applicant but can team up as a co-applicant in the case of consortium applications.

      Limits to the inclusion of elderly are often due to multiple and overlapping barriers. Applicants need to consider how their ideas and solutions to address these barriers also intersect with the following rightsholder groups:

      1. People with disabilities
      2. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-gender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) groups
      3. Indigenous people and ethnic minorities
      4. Women facing exploitation, abuse and/or violence
      5. Vulnerable young people

      Please take our eligibility test to make sure that you qualify for the grant (add link)

      What we won’t fund?

      1. Organisations with an annual turnover of over €2 million.
      2. An application where the grant awarded from Voice is more than 50% of the total annual income of the applicant organisation.
        • The way to calculate this is to divide the requested amount by number of years the project will be implemented. The result will then be divided by the annual income.
        • If the result of this calculation is over 50% you can either reduce the requested amount or team up as part of a consortium where you can add up the annual incomes
      3. Funding of commercial services, investment or other commercial activities.

      Where do we wish to fund?

      Proposed projects can be implemented anywhere within Cambodia.

      What do we mean by Innovation?

      For Voice, innovation means anything that has not been tried before in a particular context. If you have a new idea, method or approach, you are welcome to propose it in your application. Innovation also means using tried and tested influencing methods but for new purposes and with new rightsholder groups, audiences and themes.

      Voice encourages network, partnership and consortia applications because each organisation may bring new ideas to the project and each partner can learn from each other. You may also wish to partner with “unusual suspects” like media companies, campaigners and artists who may encourage new ways of advocacy and influence.

      Practicing the Values of Voice

      Voice believes in the principle of Nothing About Us Without Us. In practice, this means Voice rightsholder groups need to be at the centre of any effort. They must be involved in the conceptualisation, planning, and implementation of any grant. They are equal partners in any consortium, network, or coalition, playing key governance and leadership roles.

      Linking and Learning

      Linking and Learning is at the heart and soul of Voice. All grantees are expected to participate in facilitated meetings and gatherings enabling the exchange of ideas and learnings from each other’s experiences. Applicants must demonstrate in their proposals how they will identify, document, and share their learnings as they implement their project. These may come in many forms such as blog posts, videos, photo essay or audio recordings.

      Voice values diversity and inclusion. All grantees are expected to be able to interact with and learn from a diverse group of people coming from different backgrounds, orientations, and experiences. Interested applicants must be willing to work in a diverse community, which includes representatives from all of the Voice rightsholder groups.

    • How to apply?

      We ask that you review the Grant Manual before submitting an application.

      After reading the Grant Manual and passing the eligibility test, submit your narrative proposal via the online application system. Please include the following documents as attachments:

      Only completed applications using Voice templates will be reviewed. Applications for Influencing grants have to be submitted before 11th December 2020, 5PM Cambodian time.

      Need some time before submitting your application? Download this document with the application questions to help you draft or practice your responses. DO NOT submit this as your application.

      When will funding decisions be made?

      All applications will be reviewed and decisions will be communicated to all applicants six weeks after the start of the review cycles. For exact dates, please also review the Grant Manual. All project sunder this grant are expected to start in January 2021.

      Do you have any questions?

      Questions about applying for a Voice grant may be submitted by email or during consultative sessions. Before doing so we urge you to review the Frequently Asked Questions  to see whether your question has already been responded to. If it hasn’t please contact cambodia@voice.global. We will strive to give a quick response and if relevant will also upload your question to the website.

    • Eligibility Test

  • How to apply?

    We ask that you review the Grant Manual before submitting an application.

    After reading the Grant Manual and passing the eligibility test, submit your narrative proposal via the online application system. Please include the following documents as attachments:

    Only completed applications using Voice templates will be reviewed. Applications for Influencing grants have to be submitted before 11th December 2020, 5PM Cambodian time.

    Need some time before submitting your application? Download this document with the application questions to help you draft or practice your responses. DO NOT submit this as your application.

    When will funding decisions be made?

    All applications will be reviewed and decisions will be communicated to all applicants six weeks after the start of the review cycles. For exact dates, please also review the Grant Manual. All project sunder this grant are expected to start in January 2021.

    Do you have any questions?

    Questions about applying for a Voice grant may be submitted by email or during consultative sessions. Before doing so we urge you to review the Frequently Asked Questions  to see whether your question has already been responded to. If it hasn’t please contact cambodia@voice.global. We will strive to give a quick response and if relevant will also upload your question to the website.

  • Eligibility Test

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