Applications are only being accepted where the organisation (or lead applicant if you are applying in consortia) is registered in either Africa or Asia and at least one of the consortia members operates in at least one, but preferably more, of the ten Voice focus countries.
The applicant or the lead party (if the application is made by a consortium or on behalf of a network) must be a legally registered not-for-profit civil society or community-based organisation with an operational bank account in the applicant’s name.
The (lead) applicant must be target-led. This means that the target group that the organisation purports to represent governs and manages the organisation and the principle of Nothing About Us Without Us guides the work.
What we won’t fund:
- Consortium Partners of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation “Dialogue and Dissent” Strategic Partnership.
- Organisations with a maximum annual turnover of over €2 million.
- An application where the grants awarded from Voice are more than 30% for of the total annual income of the applicant organisation. The way to calculate this is to divide the requested amount by the annual income plus the requested amount in your application. If the result of this calculation is over 30% you can either reduce the requested amount or team up as part of a consortium where you can add up the budgets
- Funding of commercial services, investment or other commercial activities.
Please take our eligibility test below to make sure that you qualify for the grant.
 Voice targets the most marginalised and discriminated groups in Nigeria, Niger, Mali, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Indonesia, Philippines, Laos and Cambodia
 For a full listing of Consortium Partners of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation “Dialogue and Dissent” Strategic Partnership, please go here.