Making All Voices Count runs a rolling grant programme, funding innovative projects that amplify the voices of citizens and enable effective government response in 12 countries across Africa and Asia. Ideas for projects in any of our 12 focus countries are welcome through our Global Innovation Competition and Pitching events, but in Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, the Philippines and South Africa, we have developed specific thematic areas of focus, under which we are now inviting applications for funding.
The thematic focus for Ghana is budget transparency and open data, which encompasses ideas that improve the relationships between citizens and government at both local and national levels - especially those creating inclusive spaces that engage with the participatory budgeting and open data initiatives of Ghana’s Open Government Partnership.
Making All Voices Count grants fall into three categories:
Innovation grants – supporting new ideas, tools and products that contribute to transparency, accountability and an improved relationship between government and citizens
Scaling grants – providing opportunities for proven concepts to increase their reach and impact
Research grants – fostering research that contributes to the evidence base and improved practice in the fields of transparency, accountability and voice, in-particular the sub-field of technology for transparency and accountability.
Clear explanation of the problem, project objectives and theory of change
Demonstration of social relevance and understanding of the project’s target audiences