Call for Proposal for Cambodia Empowerment Grant

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Department Purpose

Voice for Change (V4C) Program component is working in alignment of Oxfam’s Country Strategy to change in power relation, increase citizens active engagement, and hold government accountable to the needs of poor and marginalized citizens or groups. V4C program focuses on the good governance of fair and accountable fiscal policies, universal social protection policies and better essential services. In addition, it seeks to promotes fair workplace settings, decent work, wage opportunities of the marginalized workers in informal and formal economy. It supports women, youth and groups that have been left behind with claiming their rights to organize themselves in networks and coalitions, participate in public debates and discussions, and advocate for equal justice. Voice is one of mains programs under the V4C.

Team Purpose

Voice1 is an innovative grant facility that supports the most marginalised and discriminated rightsholder groups in their efforts to exert influence in accessing productive and social services and political participation. Voice working with five rightsholder groups, although it depends on the country’s context analysis which groups will be served in each Voice focus country: 1). People living with disabilities; 2) Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people; 3) Women facing exploitation, abuse and/or violence; 4) Age-discriminated vulnerable groups, notably the young and elderly; 5) Indigenous groups and ethnic minorities.

Bid Components

Call for Proposal for Cambodia Empowerment Grant

Call for Proposals

  • Location: Phnom Penh, Battambang Province, Banteay Meanchey Province, Siemreap Province, Kampong Chhnang Province, Kampong Cham Province, Svay Rieng Province, Takeo Province, Ratanak Kiri Province, Mondul Kiri Province

Purpose of the call for proposal

Voice Cambodia is looking for empowering and transformative project ideas and approaches to strengthen the capacity of rightsholder groups to access resources and participate in civic space during the pandemic and beyond.

Grant Amount: €5, 000 - €25, 000

Grant duration: 18 and maximum 24 months

What do we wish to fund?

Proposals with innovative project ideas that promote empowerment and focus on underrepresented groups within the following Voice rightsholder groups;

  • People with disabilities
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people
  • Indigenous people and ethnic minorities
  • Vulnerable elderly and youth
  • Women facing exploitation, abuse and/or violence

Voice has a strong preference for projects that are designed from an intersectional point of view. This means projects should aim to work with the intersection of two or more of the above groups to address overlapping vulnerabilities and/or forms of discrimination. For example, if the project aims to work with persons with disabilities, it is also possible to consider engaging women with disabilities, indigenous youth with disabilities, LGBTI with disabilities, and others.

All projects MUST focus on at least one or all of the following impact themes:

  • Improved access to (productive) resources such as land, water and employment,
  • Improved access to social services, particularly health and education, and
  • Fostering space for political participation and citizen engagement

Submission Requirements

Submission requirement

We encourage rightsholders groups or community-based groups who are rightsholder-led to apply including:

  • Informal groups through partnering with locally registered Cambodian organisation as lead applicant or fiscal host.
  • Organisations with legal registration/local permit or accreditation and a bank account under the applicant’s name.

Where do we wish to fund?

Voice will only fund projects in the existing target areas of Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Siem Reap, Kampong Chnang, Kampong Cham, Svay Reang, Takeo, Rattanakiri , Mondulkiri and Phnom Penh.

How to Apply:

Please follow these steps:

  1. Read the Grant Manual or guidelines on how to apply and what is expected of grantees.
  2. Apply through online application form (English) or in Khmer or in audio or video via the following link online application form in Khmer.
  3. Kindly download the work plan ,  Risk Assessment Form and  budget templates, fill them out as you develop your project idea.

Only completed applications using Voice templates will be reviewed. If you need help in completing the application, please contact Voice Cambodia team.

Deadline for application: 18th October, 2021 at 11:59 PM Cambodia Time.

Do you have any Questions?

You are advised to read the Frequently Asked Questions found from the website to see whether your question has already been responded to. However, if you still have further questions then you can contact us through the email provided in the contact details