Voice’s Reinventing Uhuru: Voice Tanzania Innovate and Learn Grants

Grants Opportunities
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 Voice Tanzania in collaboration with Hivos’ Resource Of Open Minds (ROOM) East Africa project wishes to support creatives through this call for proposal to learn from new and more dynamic methods of communicating about human rights.

Pressing and persistent social problems, conflicts and closing civic spaces in Tanzania, calls out for more intelligent, effective, and innovative solutions. Current methods are not reaching far beyond constituencies that are already sympathetic and engaged.

Funding Information: Funding for the Innovate & Learn Grant is available as follows:

Pilot & start-up ideas – Minimum duration of 3 – 12 months for a grant of up to €25,000;

Idea replication/expansion/scale-up – Minimum duration of 12- 24 months and for a grant of €25,000 to €200,000.

Voice Tanzania Target Groups and Themes

Applicant’s project can focus on issues that will impact on at least one or all the following target groups;-

  • People with disabilities,
  • Women facing exploitation, abuse and/or violence, Age discriminated vulnerable groups notably the young and elderly,
  • Indigenous groups and ethnic minorities. Often the most marginalized and discriminated against are those who may be vulnerable due to multiple reasons. Groups that are affected by more than one factor are more vulnerable to discrimination and an emphasis on learning from programming to address this phenomenon is encouraged. Therefore they have a strong preference for projects that intend to work with more than one target group and demonstrate their interdependent relationships.


Projects funded through this call will need to address one or more of the VOICE impact themes:

  • improving access to (productive) resources (finance, land, and water) and employment
  • improving access to social services, health and education in particular
  • fostering space for political participation

Eligibility Criteria

This call is primarily directed to locally registered organizations or social enterprises that are:

  • Representing communities of creative and cultural producers engaged in audio-visual content creation such as creative spaces, groups of artists, music studios, hubs, cafés, art spaces, art galleries, independent production houses, networks of artists and producers, online platforms, collectives, co-working spaces focusing on the creative industry.
  • Content producers that are using audio-visuals as an approach to dissemination and communication
  • Using digital means to strategically distribute their content to their audiences. (e.g. through online channels such as Youtube, Spotify etc.)
  • Producing content/work that aims to show alternative viewpoints on big issues affecting the four marginalized and discriminated groups mentioned above. This content/work should enhance public debate by enabling alternative viewpoints to mainstream societal narratives.

How to Apply: Applicants can download the Project Proposal Application Form and Budget Template via given website.

Eligible Country: Tanzania

Deadline: 19 October 2018

For more information, please visit Tanzania Innovate and Learn Grants.


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