INITIATE Small Grants Program

Improve the impact of your next Human Rights-promoting project with a Social and Behavior Change (SBC) approach

NOW OPEN: CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS OF THE ALTERNATIVE LAW GROUPS (ALG).
Up to Php 1 Million funding support for qualified proposals.

Deadline: 5 August 2022, 5PM (PHT)

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.

Got questions? Read the FAQs or email initiate.humanrightsph@asiafoundation.org.

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.

OBJECTIVE FOCUS

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

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

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).

Your  organization’s key employee/s have completed or are currently taking I-ACT’s SBC Online Training Program, Advance.

GET STARTED! INITIATE YOUR SBC PROJECT

Make sure you have completed or are currently enrolled in I-ACT’s SBC Online Training, Advance. For questions on Advance, or to ensure your org’s pre-qualification for the course, kindly email  monica.caro@asiafoundation.org

Download and accomplish the Expression of Interest Submission template here 

Submit the accomplished EOI template here.

Upon submission, applicants will receive an email acknowledgement within two days.

For clarifications, please email  initiate.humanrightsph@asiafoundation.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
+63905-667-3556.

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