Family Planning 2020 works with governments, civil society, multilateral organizations, donors, the private sector, and the research and development community to enable 120 million more women and girls to use contraceptives by 2020. For more information, please visit the FP2020 home page.
Family Planning 2020's Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) funds emerging, unanticipated, or time-bound opportunities that will help FP2020 meet its goal of enabling 120 million more women and girls using contraceptives by 2020. For more information, please visit the RRM webpage.
The activities in your RRM Youth Outreach project should fall into one of the following categories:
The RRM cannot be used to fund the following:
*RRM grantees cannot advocate for the adoption, rejection, or introduction of specific legislation in a legislative body (including subnational level). Any such lobbying activities may result in grant termination. If your proposed project involves advocacy, please review the Advocacy Projects Guidelines to ensure that your activities are permitted under the RRM.
Youth-led or youth-focused registered national civil society organizations are eligible for consideration in this one-time call for RRM Applications. FP2020 considers organizations to be youth-focused if their programs serve adolescents and young people. FP2020 considers organizations to be youth-led if they are both serving and led by young people (under the age of 30). If you are applying as a youth-led organization, you will be asked to provide additional details regarding the organization’s youth leader(s), including name, title, age and background.
You must provide official registration documents that include the name of your organization. These documents must be in English or French.
Applicants must demonstrate that the grant will help address an unanticipated need or urgent opportunity and that there are clear benefits or reasons to secure rapid funding.
Beyond this requirement, strong applications will be grounded in human rights principles and evidence-based approaches. As you draft your application, please review FP2020’s Rights and Empowerment Principles, and well as the FP High Impact Practices brief on adolescent and youth friendly contraceptive services.
FP2020 will review your application form, in consultation with our country support teams as appropriate. We will contact the reference person listed in your application as needed.
Applicants who have been selected to complete the full grant application will be notified by September 6.
If you are invited to submit a full RRM proposal, FP2020 will support you in completing the following RRM application materials:
In addition to the registration documents that you submitted during the initial phase of the process, you will also need to provide the following:
Templates of these documents will be provided to those applicants who are invited to submit a full RRM application.
We understand that not every interested applicant will be able to work within the timeframe of this one-time, youth-focused call for RRM applications. If you are interested in applying for funding for a time-sensitive, catalytic project but cannot meet the RRM Youth Outreach deadline of August 30, you are still eligible to apply for a regular RRM grant on a rolling basis. Please visit the RRM Webpage for more information.
FP2020 works closely with many partner organizations to support the efforts of young people and national civil society organizations who serve them. If your project does not meet the requirements of the RRM, you should consider applying to one of the following funding opportunities from our partners: