Latest Grants and Resources for Human Rights

Latest grants, calls for applications, calls for proposals, requests for proposals and other resources for NGOs and individuals for Human Rights.

Call for Project Proposals: Supporting Involvement of Civil Society in Justice Reform to Ensure Fair Trial in Tunisia

Deadline: 8 January 2019 Thus, ASF and ATL MST SIDA, through the support of the European Union, have launched a call for project proposals to support involvement and participation of civil society in the reform of justice to ensure the trial equity, access to justice and improvement of conditions and reintegration prisoners. Funded projects must be part of one of the following themes: Access to legal information and legal aid for people in vulnerability situation and detainees; … [Read more...]

Swedish Institute: Accepting Applications for Creative Force

Deadline: 24 January 2019 Are you an organisation that works internationally to strengthen democracy, freedom of expression and human rights? Do you use media or the arts as a means to bring about positive change? If yes, then apply for the Creative Force Programme. It is a funding programme for international projects. It is open to Swedish organisations and their partners in target countries who work though media or the arts to strengthen democracy, human rights and freedom of … [Read more...]

EU-Philippines Call for Proposals: 2018 EIDHR Country-based Support Schemes

Deadline: 30 January 2019 The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “2018 European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Country Based Support Schemes (CBSS)”. Objectives The global objectives of this call for proposals are: To support other priorities of the Union in the field of human rights where the Union has an added value or specific thematic commitment (EIDHR Global Objective 2). To support … [Read more...]

Embassy of the Netherlands in Lebanon: 2019 Human Rights and Democracy Programme

Deadline: 15 February 2019 The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Lebanon is seeking proposals for its Human Rights and Democracy programme. The programme and its Human Rights and Democracy Funds aim to make a difference to people’s lives, helping to promote good governance and protect human rights. Themes Human Rights Fund To be eligible for a contribution under the Human Rights Fund activities must relate to one or more of the following themes: Freedom from … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for the 2019 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights (50,000 USD)!

Deadline: 31 December 2018 The May 18 Memorial Foundation is currently seeking nominations for the following Prizes: The Gwangju Prize for Human Rights (GPHR) The Special Prize of the GPHR (SPGPHR) To promote the spirit of the May 18 Democratization Movement, in which the people of Gwangju resisted against brutal military forces for the sake of democracy and human rights in 1980, the May 18 Memorial Foundation recognizes the exemplary efforts of individuals and organizations … [Read more...]

UNDP Request for Proposals: Capacity Building of Disabled People’s Organizations in Albania

Deadline: 20 December 2018 UNDP, in the frame of the United Nations Joint Programme "Leave No One Behind" is inviting applicants to submit a proposal to deliver a capacity building programme for strengthening organizational, managerial and technical capacities of Disabled People's Organizations (DP0s) in Albania. The overall goal of this work is to equip DPOs with a set of organizational, managerial and technical knowledge, skills and competences enabling them to play their role as … [Read more...]

EU Call for Proposals: Supporting Civil Society, Local Authorities and Human Rights in Ukraine

Deadline: 25 January 2019 The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “Support to Civil Society, Local Authorities and Human Rights in Ukraine” to enable Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to engage as actors of governance and development at country level. Objectives Lot 1 The specific objective of this Lot for proposals is to strengthen the role of Ukrainian civil society in promoting human rights and fundamental … [Read more...]

Euro-Mediterranean Foundation’s Standard Grants Program: Supporting Human Rights Organisations & Defenders

Deadline: 20 January 2019 Euro-Mediterranean Foundation is seeking applications for its Standard Grants Program that aims at providing financial support to regional, national and local human rights NGOs and institutes as well as individuals, who promote, support, protect and monitor the observance of human rights in the South-Mediterranean region. EMHRF is an independent regional foundation led by human rights defenders and experts in the affairs of the Arab region and acting for local … [Read more...]

Arcus Foundation: Request for Concepts for International Social Justice Grant

Deadline: 22 January 2019 The Arcus Foundation has announced a open call for concepts to support International LGBTQ social justice work. The ultimate goal of Arcus’ Social Justice Program is to achieve dignity, safety, inclusion, and opportunity for LGBTQ people (i.e., people discriminated against based on actual or perceived Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity, also referred to as SOGI) in the U.S. and around the world, especially those most marginalized. While not specifically noted … [Read more...]

German Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh: Seeking Applications for 2019 Small-Scale Project Funding

Deadline: 31 December 2018 The German Embassy in Dhaka is seeking applications for its 2019 Small-Scale Project Funding to support communities and institutions in Bangladesh to tackle a broad range of development challenges. Under the small-scale scheme swift and direct financial assistance can be provided to NGOs, local communities and religious institutions for the implementation of a small project for the benefit of disadvantaged groups of society. Focus Areas The focal areas of … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals: Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) 2019 Re-Granting Scheme for WGs

Deadline: 16 December 2018 In the framework of its grant contract with the European Commission, the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum Steering Committee Secretariat has announced a Call for Proposals under the 2019 re-granting to WGs scheme in order to support projects of current and former EaP CSF members with a regional dimension that will contribute to achieving the mission and objectives of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum. Thematic Priorities WG1 (Democracy, … [Read more...]

CHEJ: 2019 Small Grants Program for Grassroots Groups in United States

Deadline: 25 January 2019 The Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ) is accepting applications for Small Grants Program for grassroots groups working on environmental health and justice issues. This grant program will support projects that help groups move toward their goals by building leadership, increasing capacity and/or providing training and education. A priority of CHEJ’s Small Grants Program is to help grassroots community groups to build their capacity. The program is … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy Tokyo PAS: Seeking Applications for Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program

Deadline: 31 July 2019 The U.S. Embassy Tokyo Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State has announced that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. PAS Tokyo invites Statement of Interest (SOI) for projects that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Japan through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection … [Read more...]

Apply for Social Movements for Health Programme in UK!

Deadline: 21 December 2018 Applicants are invited to apply for expressions of interest for its "Social Movements for Health Programme" which is funded by Nesta and the Dunhill Medical Trust will support up to seven emerging social movements to grow their influence and impact on health and care. The programme will offer tailored funding, movement-building opportunities and connection to a social movement learning community. Social movements for health emerge when people come together to … [Read more...]

Department of Justice: Inviting Canadian Organizations for Justice Partnership and Innovation Program

Deadline: 14 December 2018 The Department of Justice is seeking proposals for its Justice Partnership and Innovation Program (JPIP) to support activities that respond effectively to the changing conditions effecting Canadian justice policy. Whether it is promoting or supporting newly reformed justice systems or improving the delivery of justice services, the Program allows the Department to develop and test these approaches in collaboration with organizations other levels of … [Read more...]

Active Citizens Fund: Promoting Democratic Participation and Human Rights in Poland

Deadline: 4 February 2019 The Financial Mechanism Office – the Secretariat of the EEA and Norway Grants is inviting a Fund Operator to develop and implement the Active Citizens Fund–Regional, the EEA Grants programme for civil society at the regional level in Poland, for the period 2014-2021. The objective of the Civil Society Programme Area is: ‘Civil society and active citizenship strengthened and vulnerable groups empowered’. Areas of Support Democracy, active citizenship, good … [Read more...]

HER Fund 2019/20 Grant Cycle: Supporting Women’s Rights Work in Hong Kong

Deadline: 3 January 2019 HER Fund is currently inviting applicants for its 2019/20 Grant Cycle with an aim to support women’s rights work in Hong Kong through fundraising, grant-making, capacity building and public education. The small grants support is a seed grant, and a unique source that allow new initiatives for marginalized women to realize and to grow. Priority Areas Freedom from Violence: Violence against women is both a brutal consequence of gender inequalities and a key … [Read more...]

Open Media Hub Funding Program: Inviting Investigative Stories

Deadline: 9 December 2018 The OPEN Media Hub is launching a call for expression of interest, a production support scheme, to enable TV and online journalists in the Southern Neighbourhood countries to create content (TV reports of varying lengths: news, features, long reads, online portfolio…). The OPEN Media Hub will provide successful candidates with the financial means and practical guidance to produce and disseminate such stories at an appropriate quality level. This Call also seeks … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of DRL: Promotes Worker Rights in Kazakhstan

Deadline: 28 January 2019 The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) has announced an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects to promote freedom of association, improve labor rights protections, and ensure that labor unions in Kazakhstan can exercise and defend their rights. Projects should partner with local worker organizations, including NGOs, to build the capacity of worker organizations to engage in … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of DRL: Promotes Worker Rights in Indonesia

Deadline: 25 January 2019 The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) has announced an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects that seeks to advance internationally recognized worker rights, in particular freedom of association and collective bargaining, in Indonesia. Projects should enable Indonesian labor unions to better represent and advocate for their members at the national and sub-national levels in … [Read more...]