Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Fund

For the 3-year period between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2015, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will award grants from the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Fund.

Activities that are eligible for a grant, should focus on the 4 result areas for SRHR appointed by The Netherlands:

  1. Young people know more and are thus equipped to make healthier choices about their sexuality.
  2. A growing number of people obtain access to antiretrovirals, contraceptives and other life-saving resources that promote good sexual and reproductive health.
  3. Public and private clinics provide better sexual and reproductive care used by an increasing number of people.
  4. More respect for the sexual and reproductive rights of people who are currently denied these rights.

The Netherlands will work to achieve this by entering into partnerships with national governments in partner countries, with international and civil society organisations and with research institutions and businesses, to make cost-effective, life-saving interventions possible and to improve sexual and reproductive health and rights.

On 24 August 2012 the SRHR Fund was opened. A total of €125 million was made available for the SRHR Fund. The deadline for submitting proposals was October 12, 2012.

Appraisal procedure and distribution of resources of the SRHR Fund

An explanation of the followed procedure and the distribution of available resources is described in the appraisal document.

On 29 and 30 November 2012 all applicants for grants have been informed via email and by post about the decision regarding their application. This concludes the SRHR tender.

SRHR Partnership Fund to replace SRHR Fund

The SRHR Fund will come to an end in 2015. From 2016 onwards it will be replaced by the SRHR Partnership Fund.