Making All Voices Count invites applicants to apply for a Practitioner Research and Learning Grant to help you to reflect and learn from what you are doing in your work and adapt your initiatives as you learn. In addition to financial support, Making All Voices Count can provide research mentoring to support applicants to develop skills and engage in processes of critical enquiry and learning, to help them to improve their practice.
Making All Voices Count is a citizen engagement and accountable governance programme. It aims to harness the transformative potential of unusual partnerships and innovative applications of communication technologies to contribute to fundamental change in the relationship citizens have with the state. It focuses the majority of its work in six priority countries – Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, the Philippines, South Africa and Tanzania.
Additional to funding creative and cutting edge solutions to these challenges, the programme offers an opportunity to build a unique base of evidence on what works in using technology for citizen voice, transparency and accountability, and on how and why it works.
We are interested in supporting research by and for practitioners on processes, projects, initiatives or aspects of practice that they are involved in, that try to strengthen citizens’ voice to get governments to respond to them and be accountable to them. Organisations and individuals are eligible for applying for Practitioner Research & Learning Grants. We invite proposals of a cost up to £25,000 for research and learning projects, of a minimum of 3 months to a maximum of 12 months.
There is a two stage application process for Practitioner Research & Learning Grants, the development of the budget will form part of the 2nd stage where a mentor will work with you to develop full proposal including budget and project plan. We would encourage applicants to budget for what is required rather than applying for the maximum.
Making All Voices Count is planning to fund up to eight practitioner research & learning grants through this call for proposals. However, we reserve the right to award fewer if we do not receive sufficient applications that meet the standard required.
Applicants should complete the Making All Voices Count Practitioner Research and Learning Grant Application Form and submit via email to [email protected]. The closing date for submissions is 10:00am (BST) on 14 August 2015. Any applications received after the submission deadline will not be considered.
Read more about the grant here.