Empowerment grant

Capacity building


Supported by: 



Initiated by: 

Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Funded by:

Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Information about fund: 

Targeting (informal) groups or organisations to raise awareness, develop transformative leadership, build confidence and skills and work against stigmatisation of marginalised and discriminated groups.



  • National: €5000 – €25.000
  • Regional: up to €75.000


Geographic focus

  • Africa: Uganda, Niger, Mali, Nigeria, Kenya and Tanzania
  • Asia: Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia and Philippines



Minimum of 12 months – Maximum of 24 months

Not applicable. Calls for proposals will be published on website and hold separate deadlines.
Eligibility test per open call for proposal: https://voice.global/grant/empowerment-grant/
– When applying for a grant, organisations can partner with other organisations to form a consortium. One of the consortium members will have to take the lead in the application and will be referred to as the lead applicant or lead party. There is no limit in the number of organisations that would form a consortium, but an income restriction applies.

– As we encourage applications from consortia and networks, obviously Voice allows onward or sub-granting and sub-contracting provided that the partners are known and included in the proposal and budget. However, we do NOT allow a Voice grantee issuing a Call for Proposals to identify a partner(s) once a grant has been awarded.”

A government agency is not eligible to receive funds from Voice. The applicant (and all consortium members) must by non-governmental organisations.


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