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The Other Foundation – grant applications now open

The Other Foundation – grant applications now open

Deadline: 3 May 2019
Open to: applications from Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Benefits: grants amount in range from EUR 500 to EUR 30.000

Description

The Other Foundation invites applications for grants from individuals or organizations in thirteen eligible southern African countries to support work that advances or defends the freedom, equality, and social inclusion of homosexual and bisexual women and men, and transgender and intersex people.

Although proposals for innovative work, in general, will be considered, activities that focus on the following areas will be given priority consideration, as a result of funds having been ring-fenced for these focus areas:

  • Supporting parents of LGBTI people to become public advocacy champions for freedom, equality, and social inclusion of LGBTI people;
  • Engaging religious organizations about the equal human dignity, safety and social inclusion of LGBTI people;
  • Directly and indirectly engaging traditional cultural leaders about the equal human dignity, safety, and social inclusion of LGBTI people;
  • Initiatives that advance the economic empowerment of LGBTI people through the development and inclusion of LGBTI-owned small businesses in corporate supply chains, the development of workplace LGBTI affinity groups as advocacy champions for workplace inclusion and supply chain diversity, work with labor unions to promote diversity and inclusion, and research that helps to improve company practices on diversity and inclusion from an LGBTI perspective;
  • Advocacy campaigns focused on harmful social attitudes or national public policies that discriminate against LGBTI people;
  • Philanthropy development to support activism for LGBTI equality and social inclusion;
  • Initiatives that address discrimination and violence specifically towards lesbian women and transgender and intersex people.

The Foundation has a particular interest in funding groups that:

  • Start new initiatives or develop new alliances with other LGBTI organizations and/or allies outside the LGBTI movement, especially in campaign-type advocacy;
  • Demonstrates collaboration with other non-LGBTI civil society organizations and/or direct engagement with policymakers and private businesses; and
  • Develop new knowledge by doing primary research or using data that has already been generated.

Eligibility

The thirteen eligible countries from which grant applications will be accepted are Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Benefits

Namaqualand Daisy grants are for individuals only, including activists, artists, researchers and others. The maximum grant is EUR 634.61 (ZAR 10,000) for work lasting up to 12 months.

Inyosi or Honey Bee grants are for smaller organizations that want support for a small projector to get started. The maximum grant is EUR 3173.03 (ZAR 50,000) over 12 months.

Hungwe or Fish Eagle grants are for established organizations that need support for a project. The maximum grant is EUR 12692.10 (ZAR 200,000) over 18 months.

Mosu or Umbrella Tree grants are for core support to anchor organizations working at a national or regional level. The maximum grant is EUR 31730.25 (ZAR 500,000) over 24 months.

How to apply?

For more information, please visit the official web page

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