Jo Cox Memorial Network grants

Jo Cox Memorial Network grants are open to applications from medium-sized organisations registered in the UK, one of the lowest 50 countries in the UN HDI, or in a country considered to be of high or moderate fragility. Grants between £100,001 and £1,000,000 are available for projects of 2-3 years, for organisations with an annual income between £500,001 and £10,000,000.

The grants will be made across 2 thematic areas close to Jo’s heart:

Theme 1: Women’s social, economic and political empowerment through supporting women-led civil society. This thematic area will support civil society to take an integrated approach to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls – to tackle the combined and simultaneous disadvantages girls and women experience – in different areas and at different times of their lives. This will include contexts where space for these civic actors is closing or at risk.

For more information on theme 1 specifically, click here for detailed overview.

To listen to a recording of a panel discussion on theme 1, visit the UK Aid Direct YouTube channel (opens in a new window): or download the transcript, here (select ‘Presentations’).

Theme 2: Strengthening civil society capacity for early prediction of identity-based violence including mass atrocities; and amplifying and supporting response to early warnings in order to prompt timely and effective interventions that prevent escalation and better protect populations from the threat of violence.

For more information on theme 2 specifically, click here for detailed overview.

4 grants of £1,000,000 will be available to organisations that can show they are working with a network of grass roots organisations all delivering on the chosen objective in one of DFID’s eligible countries. These organisations will need to demonstrate collaboration with defined downstream partner groups as part of this network approach.

Applying for a Jo Cox Memorial Network grant is a 2-stage process:the submission of a concept note, and if successful at the concept note stage, organisations will be asked to submit a full application.

Concept notes could be submitted from Wednesday 4 April.

The closing date for submitting these is Wednesday 13 June at 17:00 (GMT).