Terms of Reference

National Response to Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF)

Notice

This Request for Proposals forms the basis for applying to Sonke Gender Justice (Sonke) for a sub-grant. It must neither be construed as a grant agreement, nor be regarded as a confirmation of a sub-grant awarded by Sonke. Consequently, Sonke is not liable for any financial obligations, or otherwise, incurred by any entity in responding to this Request for Proposals. Such costs will not be considered as part of the sub-grant budget in the event that a sub-grant is awarded to an applicant.

Summary Award Information

  • Announcement issuance date: 19th April 2022
  • Proposal submission deadline: 30th April 2022
  • Expected program start date: 15th May 2022
  • Duration of Funding: 15th May 2022 – 31st December 2023 
  • Funding Limit: Up to a maximum of ZAR200,000 per funding year, per applicant. A total of 15 sub-grants will be made available, renewable annually over a two-year period (total of R400,000 per applicant).
  • Eligibility: Only CBOs working in the area of GBVF in South Africa in the following areas namely Honeydew, Jeppe, Moroka, Dobsonville, Temba, Loate, Ivory Park, Mamelodi East, Tembisa, Giyani, Seshego, Mahwelereng, Pienaar are eligible to apply.

Sonke Gender Justice is a women’s rights organisation that is committed to feminist principles, using a rights-based and gender-transformative approach to achieve human rights and gender justice. Sonke works to promote gender equality, prevent violence, advance children’s rights, and reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS. We are widely recognized for the impact of our work, including our expertise in engaging men and boys for gender equality, and experience in institutional capacity strengthening. 

Sonke is an intermediary partner with the GBVF Response Fund through provision of sub-grants to 15 Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to implement activities which fall under pillar 2 and pillar 3 of the National Strategic Plan to End GBVF. Sonke is therefore inviting community-based organisations  working in the area of GBVF to apply for funding to carrying out one or more of the activities mentioned below:

Pillar 2 – GBVF prevention and rebuilding social cohesion

  • Behaviour and norms change interventions around GBVF, targeting key groups (including but not limited to education institutions, religious and traditional leaders, LGBTQIA+ people, men and boys);
  • Community education, awareness and mobilisation on rights and accessibility of services for women, men and LGBTQIA+ people;
  • Changing behaviour through innovative use of technology for children and teens;
  • Changing the narrative around gender stereotyping and gender roles;
  • Mental health and psychosocial support services; and/or
  • Responding to trauma and its relationship to violence.

Pillar 3 – Justice, safety, and protection around GBVF

  • Provision of support to survivors to enable them to navigate and interact with the criminal justice system;
  • Provision of non-profit and/or free legal and paralegal support services in relation to GBVF; and/or
  • Training of ‘those who protect’ in relation to GBVF (e.g. police, prosecutors, magistrates, intermediaries, court officers, clerks, heath care providers)

Target areas or districts 

Applications will only be accepted from CBOs based in or operating in the following areas: Honeydew, Jeppe, Moroka, Dobsonville, Temba, Loate, Ivory Park, Mamelodi East, Tembisa, Giyani, Seshego, Mahwelereng, Pienaar

Eligibility Requirements 

All interested applicants must meet the following minimum criteria to be short-listed as potential sub-grantees:

  • Locally registered and operational within the stated Areas / Districts;
  • Have experience in implementing GBVF prevention activities;
  • Have been operational for a minimum of 2 years;
  • Provide due diligence documents as registered entity with a functioning board, including details of board members.

Exclusions 

Any CBOs that are currently being supported and funded by GBVF Response Fund will not be eligible to apply for this grant.

Application and Submission Instructions

To be considered for funding, applicants must submit a complete application package, including: 

  • Proposal Narrative, using the provided template (Annex A). 
  • Completed budget.
  • Copies of your organization’s Registration Documents. 
  • A copy of your organization’s audited financial statements for the previous two years. 
  • A report on the organisation’s work.

Deadline

The deadline for the submission of a fully completed application to grants@genderjustice.org.za  is 30th of April 2022. Any requests for assistance can be submitted to grants@genderjustice.org.za  by latest 25 April 2022. 

Location

Only CBOs working in the area of GBVF in South Africa in the following areas namely Honeydew, Jeppe, Moroka, Dobsonville, Temba, Loate, Ivory Park, Mamelodi East, Tembisa, Giyani, Seshego, Mahwelereng, Pienaar are eligible to apply.

Duration

15th May 2022 – 31st December 2023

Budget

Up to a maximum of ZAR200,000 per funding year, per applicant. A total of 15 sub-grants will be made available, renewable annually over a two-year period (total of R400,000 per applicant).

Closing Date

30 Apr 22

Start Date

15 May 22