Call for Proposals: Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ASRHR) Programme

Hivos Southern Africa is seeking proposals for its Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ASRHR) Programme.

Funding:  Grants will be provided to organisations proposing innovative ways to address the key challenges that young people and adolescents face in accessing sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) services. Grants will principally focus on providing support to regional ASRHR advocacy and capacity development efforts, although strategic linkages with broader initiatives in other regions will be encouraged.

The following funding categories are open:

Category 1 Grants: Youth led organisations (both established and emerging):

This category supports activities at a national level to a maximum of $25, 000. Category 1 grants aim to ensure that youth-led organisations have enhanced capacity to conceptualise, design and coordinate Adolescent SRHR targeted activities in a more efficient and effective way. These activities will include advocacy, organisational capacity strengthening and knowledge management. A total of 8 grants will be awarded under category 1.

Category 2: Youth focused and serving organisations

This category supports activities at both national and regional level. Applicants may apply for a minimum of $25,000 and a maximum of $100, 000. Category 2 grants aim to support youth focused initiatives that significantly and meaningfully contribute to improving adolescent SRHR outcomes at national and regional level. The maximum number of grants to be awarded under this category is 10.

Category 3: Research organisations and Institutions

This category supports both national and regional research initiatives to a maximum of $20,000.  Category 3 grants aim to support innovative adolescent focused SRHR research initiatives from both academic and non-academic institutions. Priority will be given to research that aims to identify the key challenges and solutions in relation to young people and adolescent’s ability to access and utilize SRHR services including a focus on the most marginalized groups and on addressing gender inequalities. A total of 2 grants will be awarded under this category.

Geographic Focus:  Southern and East Africa including; Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Kenya. Regional Applications will also be considered. 

Submission deadline: 13 July 2018

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