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The Reproductive Health Advocacy Partnership (RHAP) is a multi-year initiative which seeks to build stronger advocacy institutions that can effectively influence funding and policy decisions on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) at the district, national and/or international level.

This project will partner with local organizations in Malawi and Zambia to identify priority issues that can improve SRHR as well as opportunities to strengthen institutional effectiveness in these two countries.

Funding for six months will be provided to select organizations to complete an analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats within their organizations and within the area of SRHR in their countries. Organizations will create a two-year plan identifying activities and milestones that lead to policy advocacy that is locally driven, strategic and sustainable. Following the initial six month period, organizations will be invited to submit their two-year plans to be funded by PAI.

Grant Details:

Four grants are available, with two awarded in Zambia and Malawi respectively. Grants will not exceed USD $15,000 and will conclude in May 2017.

Awards will be made in December 2016 for a grant period of six months. Following this grant period, additional funding will be made available to fund the two-year strategic vision of selected grantees.

Administrative, or overhead, costs must not exceed 15%. All activities must be fully budgeted. Miscellaneous budget lines will not be accepted for funded.

Application Deadline

In order to be considered, a completed application must be submitted by 5:00pm EDT on Friday, September 23, 2016. All applications should be submitted to rhap@pai.org.

All applications must be written in English, and all budget figures should be in the local currency and USD. Be sure to specify the exchange rate and date of exchange rate being used.


  • Organizations in Malawi and Zambia.
  • Organizations registered as a non-governmental or non-profit in home country.
  • A dedicated bank account in the name of the organization.
  • Audited by an accredited external entity for the last two consecutive years.
  • Demonstrated commitment to SRHR.

Grants will not be awarded to:

  • Individuals
  • Doctoral or purely academic research.
  • Fund scholarships or school fees.
  • Organizations that discriminate against people because of religion, sex, race, disability or sexual orientation.
  • Organizations in high-income countries.
  • Mass awareness-raising campaigns – if a project includes public awareness-raising pieces, you must demonstrate how that public awareness will lead to policy change.

Have a question about the grant or application process? Email us at: rhap@pai.org


RHAP Grant Application

RHAP Budget Template

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