The Advocacy Flexi Fund
The Advocacy Flexi Fund (AFF) provides small grants to support civil society organizations to advocate for the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people.
We know that there are few resources available at country-level for advocacy. But sometimes a small amount of money can make a large difference. This fund aims to support civil society organizations working with young people to advocate to improve their sexual and reproductive health and rights in their country and region. Together these different advocacy campaigns will galvanize political and financial commitment for sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people globally. They will help to ensure international commitments to universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights are achieved. That is why we are prioritizing organizations from low income countries (75 per cent of all Flexi Fund grants will be awarded to organizations in countries on the DAC List of ODA Recipients).
The Advocacy Flexi Fund provides grants from $3,000 to $10,000 to cover 90% of the cost of an advocacy activity with a 10% contribution from the grantee. For example if an activity costs $5,000 you can apply for $4,500 and we would expect your organization to contribute $500. The grant will cover activities from one to six months. The grant will not cover capital costs such as salaries, computers etc. A maximum of five percent of the grant covers indirect and direct overhead costs.
Applications can be submitted in English, Spanish or French.
The deadline for applications is 07 of August 2009.
Two more calls will be posted over the next 18 months.