Second Round of TAP Network 2022 Innovation Fund

2022 “Innovation Fund”

LAST UPDATED: 13 April, 2022

Second Round of TAP Network 2022 "Innovation Fund”
(For TAP Partners only)

General Information:

TAP Network is proud to announce a second open call in 2022 for proposals for the TAP Innovation Fund.  Please see all relevant information about the application process and guidelines below.

 Deadline for Submissions: 16 May 2022, at 11:59 PM EST (NY time).

If you are not yet a TAP Partner and are considering submitting an application to become eligible for this opportunity, your TAP Partner application must be submitted by 9 May, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST.  Once your TAP Partner application is submitted, please proceed in submitting your funding application before 16 May.

Applications only from active TAP Partners will be considered.  If your organization is unclear about whether or not you hold Partner status, please check our list of TAP Partners here.  If your organization is not yet a TAP Partner but is interested in becoming eligible for these two opportunities, consider submitting a TAP Partner application before applying for funding.  See instructions here.

For any questions or concerns, see the FAQ below, or please do not hesitate to send a message to

Learn more about TAP Funding Guidelines here.

Call for Proposals:

Second Round of TAP 2022 Innovation Fund

Deadline: 16 May, 2022, at 11:59 PM EST (NY time). 

The Transparency, Accountability & Participation (TAP) Network invites all current TAP Network Partners to apply for funding to support innovative projects that advance civil society engagement at the global, regional or national-level, with a focus on the TAP Network priority areas around SDG16+ and accountability for the 2030 Agenda. This “Innovation Fund” will seek to identify creative, non-traditional ways of engaging and mobilizing civil society partners around SDG16+ in particular, with the aim of piloting projects that can be scaled or replicated by others.

Proposals that prioritize “outside-the-box” ideas to advance civil society engagement around TAP’s work are encouraged. This can be related to any of TAP’s current work programmes, or completely new ideas for maximizing impact. “Innovative” proposals for this opportunity should go beyond more traditional means of engagement within civil society, such as meetings, workshops, webinars or blogs. Instead, “innovation” within proposals should focus on how to mobilize and engage civil society through non-traditional means, such as innovative media, non-traditional outreach methods or other ideas creative means of engagement.

Call for Proposals:

Additional Information:


Q: How much funding is available through this TAP funding opportunity?

A total of $10,000 USD will be available through this second round of the TAP Network Innovation Fund, with TWO projects selected for funding of up to $5,000 USD each.

Q: Which kinds of organizations are eligible to apply for this opportunity?

Any independent civil society organizations or networks that are TAP Network “Partners” are eligible to apply for this opportunity, regardless of geographic location or organization size/budget. Funding cannot be allocated to individuals, and partnerships between organizations is also encouraged.

Q: My organization is not currently a TAP Network “Partner”. Can we still apply for this funding opportunity?

Yes, organizations that are not currently TAP Network “Partners” can apply for these funding opportunities, but must apply to become a TAP Network Partner in advance of submitting their proposal. Applying to become a TAP Partner is easy: simply fill out the application form here and outline your organization’s commitment and work related SDG16+ or SDG Accountability!  

You can find more information about becoming a TAP Network Partner on our website here.

Q: How are decisions made for this funding opportunity, and when can my organization expect to hear about the status of our proposal?

For more information on the decision-making process, please review the TAP Network’s overall Funding Support Guidelines on our website here. For specific selection criteria for this opportunity, please review call for proposals on this page. Applicants can expect information about the status of their proposals by early June 2022.

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