AmplifyChange launched in 2014 as a project by a consortium led by MannionDaniels with the African Women’s Development Fund and Global Fund for Women. In early 2020, AmplifyChange registered as an independent not-for-profit organisation. With continued shrinking civil spaces, SRHR assaults, and the gendered pandemic effect, civil society organisations need support to advocate for SRHR more than ever.
Most of our grants (89%) are small grants to small groups, and we have other grant types available for them to form coalitions. The majority of our grants are based in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia and our reach also extends to the Middle East and Latin America. We have identified 25 countries that are most off-track on the AmplifyChange priorities and we do not want these countries to be overlooked. We call these ‘not-to-be-missed countries’ (NTBMC) and currently 39% of our grants have gone to ‘not-to-be-missed’ countries. 97% of AmplifyChange grants are implemented in countries where civic space is rated as Closed, Repressed, or Obstructed by CIVICUS monitor.
We are a challenge fund – we accept applications on a competitive basis through scheduled funding rounds. We have an independent and transparent process to assess applications. All applicants aim to empower young people, men and women to realise their sexual and reproductive health and rights.
AmplifyChange wants to see transformative change in the improvement of sexual and reproductive health and rights. The pathways to change are depicted in our Theory of Change diagram.
We ask all grantees to measure and report on their progress against the five AmplifyChange outcomes.