INITIATE Small Grants Program
Improve the impact of your next Human Rights-promoting project with a Social and Behavior Change (SBC) approach
The I-ACT INITIATE Small Grants Program aims to provide technical and financial support to civil society organizations (CSO) to conduct deeper and more focused audience identification, behavioral insighting and design activities, and SBC campaigns. The grants will empower CSOs to engage influencing groups in I-ACT’s target priority areas through campaigns intended to promote rights-seeking, -affirming, and -claiming behaviors.
INITIATE is open to qualified members of the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA), Alternative Law Groups (ALG), CHR-CSO Consultative Caucus on Human Rights (C4HR), and Child Rights Network (CRN). There will be several rounds of proposal solicitation per year to provide multiple opportunities for organizations under I-ACT’s partner coalitions to apply. Announcements will be sent out to member orgs when relevant.
There will be consecutive rounds of proposal solicitation per year to provide multiple opportunities for these organizations to apply. Watch this space for announcements and updates about INITIATE.
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What will I-ACT be looking for in your SBC Intervention or Campaign Proposal?
AUDIENCE SEGMENT FOCUS
Proposed projects must target any of the audiences below, as well as operate within the geographic areas identified. These are I-ACT’s priority segments based on findings from I-ACT’s research and targeting parameters.
Proposals that address the Project or Comms Objectives below will be prioritized:
Contextualizing SBC (including Behavioral Insighting & Design)
Projects around conducting site or issue-specific SBC interventions, or in-depth behavioral insighting prior to designing the SBC intervention
Expanding Digital Communities
Projects around strengthening or expanding your digital community, or influencing groups by applying SBC interventions at scale. Support can go towards
- developing or implementing the SBC to be deployed by a broader audience, or
- increasing your reach among influencing groups, which I-ACT can help you identify.
Mainstreaming Gender Equality, Disability, and Social Inclusion (GEDSI)
Projects or support that advance your capacities in integrating GEDSI by
- developing organizational capacity to inform your policy and practice, and
- ensuring SBC campaigns are GEDSI-informed
NOTE: All grants will be required to allocate at least 7% of funding support to this objective
- I-ACT also welcomes SBC on GEDSI-focused proposals for the development or implementation of interventions or campaigns addressing intersections between GEDSI and Human Rights issues. Examples: Mothers left behind by War on Drugs, Women deprived of liberty & reintegration, PWDs, Misogyny, VAWC
Your NGO or CSO must be a member-organization of any of I-ACT’s partner coalitions, namely: Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA), Alternative Law Groups (ALG), CHR-CSO Consultative Caucus on Human Rights (C4HR), and Child Rights Network (CRN).
GET STARTED! INITIATE YOUR SBC PROJECT
Submit the accomplished EOI template here.
Upon submission, applicants will receive an email acknowledgement within two days.
For clarifications, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline of Submission: 5 August 2022, 5:00 PM (PHT)
Only shortlisted CSOs will be contacted.
For urgent concerns or clarifications, contact Ms. Russel Ramos, Program Officer, at