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.

British Council: #Ideas Change Lives Challenge

Deadline: 23 November 2018 Do you have a great digital idea that has the potential to create a better world? If yes, then enter for the #Ideas Change Lives challenge. British Council is seeking applications for its #Ideas Change Lives Challenge. The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. British Council are looking for organisations, groups, or talented individuals, to work with us on creating hyper-innovative digital … [Read more...]

IKS/FES Call for Proposals: GrassRoots Action Support (GRAS) Project in Kosovo

Deadline: 12 November 2018 The Kosovo Stability Initiative (IKS), Lens and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) are implementing the "GrassRoots Action Support - GRAS" project, funded by the European Union and managed by the European Union Office in Kosovo. The main purpose of the "GrassRoots Action Support-GRAS" project is to support the consolidation of a tolerant and democratic culture in Kosovo by strengthening the internal management, accountability and transparency of civil society at the … [Read more...]

BACID Fund: Building Administrative Capacities of the Countries of the Western Balkans and the Republic of Moldova

Deadline: 15 November 2018 Austrian Development Agency (ADA) together with the Austrian Association of Cities and Towns (AACT) and KDZ - Centre for Public Administration Research is seeking proposals for BACID funds (Building Administrative Capacities in the Danube Region and the Western Balkans) to support know-how transfer action to the target countries. The Agenda 2030 recognizes that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and addresses a range of … [Read more...]

NATO: Call for Proposals for Public Diplomacy Projects

Deadline: 16 November 2018 The NATO's Public Diplomacy Division has launched a unique [email protected] call for project proposals, with the aim of providing discretionary financial support to community and civil society non-profit organizations for developing and implementing tailor-made communications activities. The overarching objective of [email protected] communications activities is to strengthen NATO’s positioning as the ultimate guarantor of freedom and security, with a specific focus on the … [Read more...]

Embassy of the Czech Republic to the Republic of Armenia: Local Transition Projects 2019

Deadline: 24 October 2018 The Embassy of the Czech Republic to the Republic of Armenia has launched its annual call for proposals for the Local Transition Projects 2019. Local Small Scale Projects are an integral part of the Transition Promotion Program of the Czechia in Armenia and they are implemented every year through grants´ programme managed by the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Yerevan. Grant Information Overall project budget must be within 200 000 – 500 000 CZK (approximate … [Read more...]

The Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Ltd: Promoting Democratic Reform, Civil Liberties and Social Justice

Deadline: 31 October 2018 The Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Ltd (JRRT) is currently accepting applications for its grant program. It is a limited company, paying tax on its income, which makes grants for political, campaigning or lobbying purposes that are ineligible for charitable funding. The Trust values are rooted in liberalism and Quakerism. Recognising the equal worth of every person, they stand for the defence of liberty, freedom of expression, freedom of conscience and freedom from all … [Read more...]

DRC/Sida Call for Proposals: Inviting Kosovo Local Non-Governmental Organisations

Deadline: 19 October 2018 The Danish Refugee Council, Kosovo operation (DRC), with funds from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency represented by the Swedish Embassy in Kosovo (Sida), is currently inviting applicants for the submission of project proposals within its Supporting Social Entrepreneurship and Promoting Socio-economic Empowerment in Minority Communities in Kosovo project. The aim of the call for project proposals is to address the challenges faced by Roma, … [Read more...]

UNDP/Bangladesh: Small Grants Support for Human Rights Programme under the Coalitions of CSOs/NGOs/CBOs

Deadline: 21 October 2018 UNDP/Bangladesh has announced a Request for Application (RFA) for its Small Grants Support to CSOs/NGOs/CBOs which is an initiative of Human Rights programme (HRP) to foster small scale innovative human rights initiatives/actions at grassroots/district level with limited management capacity. The purpose of this RFA is to solicit applications and establish partnerships with specialized CSOs or CSOs/CBOs coalitions to enhance the institutional capacity and engagement of … [Read more...]

Irish Aid: Seeking Applications for Casement Fellowship in Human Rights

Deadline: 30 November 2018 Applications are open for Casement Fellowship in Human Rights to provide talented candidates with the opportunity to pursue advanced education and professional development in Ireland in order to contribute to the future development of Nigeria. The Roger Casement fellowship has been established to honour the memory of the Irish human rights activist Roger Casement who spent some of his early working life in Calabar, Nigeria. He was an early advocate for human rights … [Read more...]

Submit Applications for 2018 DRL Internet Freedom Annual Program Statement!

Deadline: 8 February 2019 The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor is seeking applications for its “DRL Internet Freedom Annual Program Statement” to protect the open, interoperable, secure, and reliable Internet by promoting fundamental freedoms, human rights, and the free flow of information online through integrated support to civil society for technology, digital safety, policy and advocacy, and applied research programs. Funding Information Estimated … [Read more...]

Apply for Samuel Rubin Foundation’s Grant Program!

Deadline: 22 April 2019 The Samuel Rubin Foundation is inviting applications for its grant programs to carry on the vision of its founder, Samuel Rubin, whose life was dedicated to the pursuit of peace and justice and the search for an equitable reallocation of the world’s resources. The Foundation believes that these objectives can be achieved only through the fullest implementation of social, economic, political, civil and cultural rights for all the world’s people. Funding Information The … [Read more...]

European Union: Call for Proposals for ‘Access to Justice for All Jamaica’ Program

Deadline: 14 November 2018 The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “Access to Justice for all Jamaica” to strengthen the role played by civil society in promoting the rule of law and improvement in justice services especially for vulnerable citizens. Objectives To contribute to improved access to justice for vulnerable groups (including women and youth, disabled and disenfranchised groups) through human rights education … [Read more...]

Women’s Fund Asia: 2018 Call for Proposals for ‘Leading from the South’ Programme

Deadline: 15 November 2018 Women's Fund Asia (WFA) is seeking proposals for its Leading from the South (LFS), a programme resourced by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It supports activism devised, implemented, and led by women’s rights organisations in the Global South. The fund is being implemented by four women’s funds in the Global South, of which Women’s Fund Asia is the implementing fund in the Asia region. Objectives & Priorities The grants are aimed to address 3 key … [Read more...]

Australian High Commission in Port Louis: Direct Aid Program 2018-19

Deadline: 29 October 2018 The Australian High Commission in Port Louis is inviting applications for Direct Aid Program 2018-19 which is funded by the Australian Government in over 60 overseas Embassies and High Commissions. The primary objective of the DAP is to achieve a practical and tangible humanitarian or developmental outcome in vulnerable communities. DAP funds activities that have a direct, practical and immediate impact. Priorities Area In 2018-19, the High Commission’s DAP … [Read more...]

Apply for Strategic Legal Fund for Vulnerable Young Migrants!

Deadline: 9 November 2018 The Strategic Legal Fund for Vulnerable Young Migrants (SLF) is seeking applications to support legal work in the UK that goes beyond securing justice for an individual and makes a significant contribution to law, practice and procedures to uphold and promote the rights of vulnerable migrant children and young people more generally. The SLF aims to tackle injustices and inconsistencies in law and practice that disadvantage or discriminate against vulnerable young … [Read more...]

Criminal Justice Initiative: 2018 Quest for Democracy Grant Program

Deadline: 26 October 2018 The Criminal Justice Initiative (CJI) is seeking proposals from grassroots organizations working to transform the current criminal justice system in the United States. This year, CJI has partnered with the Formerly Incarcerated, Convicted People and Families Movement (FICPFM) in the Quest for Democracy Grants Program (Q4D) to support non-profit organizations led by formerly incarcerated people working on: Restoration of Rights for incarcerated and formerly … [Read more...]

Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law: Human Rights Essay Award 2019

Deadline: 1 February 2019 Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is inviting applicants for its Human Rights Essay Award 2019 which is an annual competition sponsored by the Academy that seeks to stimulate the production of scholarly work in international human rights law. Topic The topic for Human rights Essay Award 2019 is "The Protection of Migrants under International Human Rights Law". Benefits A full scholarship to the Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and … [Read more...]

2020 Martin Ennals Award: Inviting Human Rights Defenders around the World

Deadline: 26 March 2019 Nominations are open for 2020 Martin Ennals Award that is an annual prize for human rights defenders. The Martin Ennals Award is intended for human rights defenders (HRD) who are defending the rights of others, while at risk. This could include physical danger, repressive legal processes, or other forms of harassment. The Award is named after Martin Ennals (1927-1991), an activist who was instrumental to the modern human rights movement and a driving force behind … [Read more...]

Commonwealth Secretary-General: Seeking Nominations for Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards

Deadline: 31 December 2018 The Commonwealth Secretary-General is seeking nominations for “2019 Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards” which will celebrate outstanding innovators and innovations that are helping Commonwealth countries and their people achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and advance the values in the Commonwealth Charter that commit Commonwealth countries to the development of free and democratic societies and the promotion of peace and … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Latvia: Accepting Applications for Small Grants Program

Deadline: 30 October 2018 Applicants are invited to submit applications for U.S. Embassy Riga’s Small Grants Program which was initiated as a flexible mechanism to enable the U.S. Embassy to support initiatives that contribute to more open and competitive political and economic systems and the protection of human rights. Program The implementing office at the Embassy is the Public Affairs Office (PAO), which is under the authority of the Ambassador. The Ambassador may choose whether … [Read more...]