Regional grants

Our 6th round of regional call for proposals for grants to LGBTQI-led groups, organizations, networks in West Africa is closed. Please scroll down to learn more about our grant-making process.


Our process

for awarding regional grants

step 1

Open Call for Proposals

ISDAO's regional calls for proposals are opened in October of each year. A deadline of four (4) weeks will be provided for groups/organizations to submit proposals

step 2

Submission of Proposals

Proposals are submitted in English or French by email to by groups/organizations led by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and/or intersex people from ISDAO's 9 focal countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo)

step 3

Close of the call for proposals

Proposals will not be accepted after the deadline for submission of proposals

Step 4

Preliminary analysis of proposals

Proposals are analyzed to confirm that they comply with ISDAO's guidelines and criteria

step 5

Virtual review by the AGMP

Proposals are reviewed and processed by the Activist Grant Making Panel (AGMP) from ISDAO's focal countries

step 6

AGMP review meeting

AGMP members meet to discuss applications. During this meeting, the AGMP discusses the regional context and needs within the movement and identifies priorities for grantmaking. No member can influence a vote in plenary. AGMP members are bound by conflict of interest and confidentiality agreements. Decisions are made by vote, discussion, and collectively by the entire panel.

Step 7

Review of AGMP decisions

ISDAO's Interim Governance Body validates the AGMP recommended proposals

step 8

Notification to groups/organizations

Applicant groups/organizations receive notifications of decisions made on their proposals

Step 9

Visits to pre-approved groups/organizations and final decisions

Visits and/or meetings with groups/organizations to be funded prior to signing contracts and/or agreements

Step 10

Transfer of resources

Transfer of resources to the accounts of the funded groups/partners or their fiscal hosts

History of Regional Grants

West Africa

including sub-regional partner(s)