Grant making for development

Grant making for development

New thematic areas, under which we are now inviting applications for funding

Application period:

Application period closed
February 25, 2017 at 12:00
* South Africa Standard Time
February 25, 2015 - February 25, 2017

Making All Voices Count: a Grand Challenge for Development is a partnership between DFID, Omidyar Network, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, and the United States Agency for International Development. The Programme focuses global attention on innovative solutions and uses of technology that amplify the voices of ordinary citizens and support governments to respond effectively to them. Through this, we aim to contribute to the creation of more effective democratic governance and accountability.

From 2015, Making All Voices Count grants for Ghana, Kenya and South Africa programmes will focus on new thematic areas, under which we are now inviting applications for funding:

Ghana – Budget transparency and open data
Kenya – Local service delivery in the context of devolution
South Africa – Devolution and capacity development for civil society’s advocacy efforts

We want ideas that bring together tech actors, government, the private sector and civil society, to find new solutions to governance challenges in Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.

Applications for amounts up to £100,000 will be considered, although for exceptional projects the grant ceiling may be raised. We welcome ideas that are new and challenging: our current projects range from a multi-stakeholder project that follows survivors of sexual assault through health and justice services in South Africa, to a data-driven public service monitoring system for health and education that is embedded in the Bahawalpur district government in Pakistan.

Applications will be assessed on an on going basis – there is no deadline.

For more information on who we are, how to apply and the kind of projects we fund, go to our website or e-mail

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