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    Are you a new and/or informal group that is led by one of Voice’s target groups? Do you want to learn how to (better) work together?  Do you want to work on leadership and/or increasing confidence of and within your group members? Do you want to embark on a journey to change attitudes and/or social norms in Cambodia towards your target group?

    If you answered “yes” to the questions above, then consider applying to this Call for Proposals.

    What kinds of projects can you propose?

    Voice accept project that addresses one or more of the Impact Themes:

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

    Your grant can be from €5,000 to €25,000 and from 12 to 18 months in duration.

    Who do we wish to fund?

    • Informal groups through partnering with a locally registered Cambodian organisation as the lead applicant.
    • Small organisations with legal registration/local permit or accreditation and a bank account in the applicants’ (orgamisational) name.

    All applicants must be target group-led. An organisation (formal/informal) is target group-led when it is governed and managed by members of the target-group(s). The principle of “Nothing About Us Without Us” guides their work. If the target-group(s) do not play active roles in the governance and management of the organisation, the proposal needs to describe how the target 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.

    Applicants are encouraged to propose initiatives that will address key issues that the most marginalised groups find challenging particularly for:

    1. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI)
    2. Indigenous people and ethnic minorities
    3. People with disabilities

    With at least one of the following target groups as a cross-cutting issue?

    1. Age discriminated vulnerable groups notably the young or elderly
    2. Women facing exploitation, abuse and/or violence

    Often the most marginalised and discriminated are those who may be vulnerable due to multiple reasons.

    For Empowerment Grants, applicants are particularly recommended to integrate any of the following in their proposals:

    • Capacity development of small organisations and their members;
    • Awareness raising and sensitisation of families and communities; and
    • Promotion of positive image of marginalised communities.

    The Cambodia Context Analysis Update has highlighted several issues that could be tackled through an Empowerment grant:

    • How can persons with disabilities discuss with employers to create, promote, and/or implement accessible workplaces?
    • How members of the LGBTQI community empower themselves to claim their right to social services such as healthcare and education?
    • How do you strengthen access to education for Indigenous Peoples and Ethnic Minorities who live in more remote places?

     Where do we wish to fund?

    Voice will only fund projects that intend to work in the existing target areas including Battambong, Banteay Meanchey, Siem Reap, Kampong Chnang, Kampong Cham, Svay Reang, Takeo, Rattanakiri , Mondulkiri and Phnom Penh.

    Practising the Values of Voice

    Voice believes in the principle of Nothing About Us Without Us. In practise, this means Voice target 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 target groups.

    • About

      Are you a new and/or informal group that is led by one of Voice’s target groups? Do you want to learn how to (better) work together?  Do you want to work on leadership and/or increasing confidence of and within your group members? Do you want to embark on a journey to change attitudes and/or social norms in Cambodia towards your target group?

      If you answered “yes” to the questions above, then consider applying to this Call for Proposals.

      What kinds of projects can you propose?

      Voice accept project that addresses one or more of the Impact Themes:

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

      Your grant can be from €5,000 to €25,000 and from 12 to 18 months in duration.

      Who do we wish to fund?

      • Informal groups through partnering with a locally registered Cambodian organisation as the lead applicant.
      • Small organisations with legal registration/local permit or accreditation and a bank account in the applicants’ (orgamisational) name.

      All applicants must be target group-led. An organisation (formal/informal) is target group-led when it is governed and managed by members of the target-group(s). The principle of “Nothing About Us Without Us” guides their work. If the target-group(s) do not play active roles in the governance and management of the organisation, the proposal needs to describe how the target 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.

      Applicants are encouraged to propose initiatives that will address key issues that the most marginalised groups find challenging particularly for:

      1. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI)
      2. Indigenous people and ethnic minorities
      3. People with disabilities

      With at least one of the following target groups as a cross-cutting issue?

      1. Age discriminated vulnerable groups notably the young or elderly
      2. Women facing exploitation, abuse and/or violence

      Often the most marginalised and discriminated are those who may be vulnerable due to multiple reasons.

      For Empowerment Grants, applicants are particularly recommended to integrate any of the following in their proposals:

      • Capacity development of small organisations and their members;
      • Awareness raising and sensitisation of families and communities; and
      • Promotion of positive image of marginalised communities.

      The Cambodia Context Analysis Update has highlighted several issues that could be tackled through an Empowerment grant:

      • How can persons with disabilities discuss with employers to create, promote, and/or implement accessible workplaces?
      • How members of the LGBTQI community empower themselves to claim their right to social services such as healthcare and education?
      • How do you strengthen access to education for Indigenous Peoples and Ethnic Minorities who live in more remote places?

       Where do we wish to fund?

      Voice will only fund projects that intend to work in the existing target areas including Battambong, Banteay Meanchey, Siem Reap, Kampong Chnang, Kampong Cham, Svay Reang, Takeo, Rattanakiri , Mondulkiri and Phnom Penh.

      Practising the Values of Voice

      Voice believes in the principle of Nothing About Us Without Us. In practise, this means Voice target 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 target groups.

    • How to apply?

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

      If after reading the above you believe you are eligible and interested in applying please complete the following documents:

      1. Application form in  Khmer
      2. Application form in  English

      Only completed applications using the above templates will be reviewed. Applications for empowerment grants can be submitted in Khmer, via the following link. You can also submit handwritten applications as well as use audio or video to fully express your idea. If you need help in completing the application, please contact the Oxfam Cambodia office.

      Empowerment grant applications can be submitted by the date below:

      • 1st review cycle: 20th February to 1st April 2019
      • 2nd review cycle: 2nd April to 15 August 2019

      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 review the Grants Manual.

      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.

  • How to apply?

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

    If after reading the above you believe you are eligible and interested in applying please complete the following documents:

    1. Application form in  Khmer
    2. Application form in  English

    Only completed applications using the above templates will be reviewed. Applications for empowerment grants can be submitted in Khmer, via the following link. You can also submit handwritten applications as well as use audio or video to fully express your idea. If you need help in completing the application, please contact the Oxfam Cambodia office.

    Empowerment grant applications can be submitted by the date below:

    • 1st review cycle: 20th February to 1st April 2019
    • 2nd review cycle: 2nd April to 15 August 2019

    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 review the Grants Manual.

    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.

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