Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The Girl Generation is accepting proposals from grassroots organisations, networks and individuals for its End Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Grants Programme with an aim to build an Africa-led movement to end FGM by enabling grassroots organisations and individuals to access funds to support communication, advocacy and campaigning activities to promote ending FGM.
Enabling social change to end FGM
Supporting End FGM ambassadors
Supporting positioning of ending FGM on regional/international agendas
Supporting youth-led social change
Movement-building opportunities to engage wider audiences with the issue
Amplifying/covering/reporting on stories of change
There are two main types of grants available through the programme:
Activity Grants to enable social change to end FGM: grants to grassroots organisations and networks to support activities to end social change. There are three types of activity grants available to organisations and networks:
Small grants (US$ 4,000 – US$ 10,000)
Medium grants (US$ 10,000 – US$ 20,000)
Large grants (US$ 20,000 – US$ 50,000)
Travel Grants to support individuals, networks and grassroots organisations to participate in national, regional and international events related to ending FGM.
Up to USD $1,500 to support travel to regional and national events
Up to USD $3,500 to support travel to international events
To apply for an activity grant, organisations must:
Be a local organisation (such as non-government organisations (NGO)/civil society organisations (CSOs), community-based organisations (CBO), etc.) or network (including youth clubs, school clubs, journalist networks, etc.)
Already be working on ending FGM or a related area (e.g. women’s rights or gender based violence, youth activism or communication for change)
Be based in Kenya, Nigeria or The Gambia
To apply for travel grant, applicants must:
Already be working on ending FGM or a related area (e.g. women’s rights or gender based violence, youth activism or communication)
Be based in Africa and working in a The Girl Generation priority country
Provide justification for how attending the event will move forward efforts to end FGM.
Be legally able to travel to the country the event is being held in
International travel grants will not be approved for:
conferences as a participant unless a strong justification is provided on how one will benefit from this (this will be reviewed on a case by case basis by The Girl Generation). Other forms of participation are however encouraged and should not limited to the options provided
Be linked to a grassroots organisation (such as non-government organisations (NGO)/civil society organisations (CSOs), community-based organisations (CBO), etc.) or network (including youth clubs, school clubs, etc.)
In exceptional circumstances, funding to government representatives might be considered, for example if they are promoting the work of grassroots organisations (this will be reviewed)
Membership of The Girl Generation is not required, but encouraged
How to Apply
Proposals must be submitted via email at the address given on the website.
Eligible Countries: Kenya, Nigeria, Gambia, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, Mali, Senegal, Somalia and Sudan.
For more information, please visit End FGM Grants Programme.