Are you part of a collective, community-based organization, grassroot group, or small NGO? Are you looking for opportunities to strengthen your group members’ capacities on topics such as fundraising, developing a strategic plan, putting in place policies and systems, or setting up monitoring and evaluation systems?

We provide pro bono tailored support to youth-led and women-led groups with annual budgets below USD 30,000 (only available in English or Spanish at the moment). We focus on groups working to realize the rights and meet the needs of left behind populations/populations in the last mile, and focused on topics such as urban violence, minorities and indigenous rights, environment/climate change, displacement/refugee/migration, WASH, prevention of forced sex work, sexual and gender-based violence, and/or LGBTQI rights, you may be able to access 50 hours of free support provided by experts on institutional development.

How does it work?

Every quarter we launch an invitation to apply. This invitation includes the type of groups we will be supporting for the next quarter (e.g., youth- or women-led groups working on the environment) and other terms and conditions for our support. We have designed a very simple application process, so that should not be a barrier for you to benefit from this support. Unfortunately, as our capacity building programme is self-funded by our umbrella company (IWORDS Global), we can only offer tailored support to four groups per quarter, every year.

However, if you are not selected, our team will point you in the right direction for you to access information and resources that can help you strengthen your organization.

Why you can trust our expertise

IWORDS Grassroots operate as a social responsibility unit within IWORDS Global. Since our foundation.  Our expertise comes from:

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For the implementation of programmes that are aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals

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Members as well as mid-sized and small organizations operating at the regional and country level

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Hours of pro bono support to organizations all over the world

Supporting youth-led evaluation and research processes conducted on topics such as girls organizing, the landscape for funding of programming for children, gender, and youth participation.

Words that describe us

All our processes are participatory. To generate chagne, we listen to all voices.

We promote gender transformative work, regardless of the specific issue you focus on.

We like to innovate through co-creation with your team.

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