Active Citizens Fund: Promoting Democratic Participation, Active Citizenship and Human Rights in Greece

Deadline: 14 February 2018 The Financial Mechanism Office, the secretariat of the EEA and Norway Grants is seeking applications for its Active Citizens Fund in Greece to develop the long-term sustainability and capacity of the civil society sector, with the aim of strengthening its role in promoting democratic participation, active citizenship and human rights. The objective of the Civil Society Programme Area is: ‘Civil society and active citizenship strengthened and vulnerable groups … [Read more...]

Applications Open for The Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Ltd’s Grant Program!

Deadline: 14 February 2018 The Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Ltd (JRRT) is currently accepting applications for its grant program to support political campaigns in the UK to promote democratic reform, civil liberties and social justice. Objectives The Trust seeks to: correct imbalances of power, supporting the voice of the individual, the small and weak where that voice is stifled by the group, the big and strong; strengthen the hand of individuals, groups and organisations who are … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy Colombo Public Diplomacy: 2018 Small & Mighty Grants Program

Deadline: 19 January 2018 The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section in Colombo is seeking applications for its 2018 Small & Mighty Grants Program. Program Goals Promote reconciliation, through programs that promote social integration among all segments of society; encourage participatory processes between citizens and government; strengthen partnerships to give communities a greater voice in government and society. Improve respect for human rights, through programs that strengthen … [Read more...]

U.S. Mission to Sri Lanka and Maldives Public Diplomacy Grants: 2018 Small & Mighty Program

Deadline: 19 January 2018 The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section in Colombo is inviting applicants for its grant entitled "2018 Small & Mighty Program." Program Goals Promote tolerance, by funding proposals that combat hate and build community cohesion; engage at-risk youth; promote digital literacy; and engage communities on respect for diversity. Improve respect for human rights, through programs which strengthen democratic values; enhance awareness and protection of human … [Read more...]

AmplifyChange Strengthening Grants Program: Supporting the work of Small to Medium Civil Society Organisations

Deadline: 31 January 2018 AmplifyChange is currently inviting applicants from eligible organisations for its Strengthening Grants program to support, strengthen quality and scale-up the work of small to medium civil society organisations, partnerships and coalitions who are operating at a local, community, district or national level. Strengthening grants are also intended to support organisational development and boost effectiveness of group. Priority Areas Addressing gender-based … [Read more...]

Applications Open for UCLA Law – Sonke Health & Human Rights Fellowship!

Deadline: 15 February 2018 The University of California, Los Angeles School of Law (UCLA Law) and Sonke Gender Justice Network (Sonke) has announced the launch of the UCLA Law – Sonke Health & Human Rights Fellowship. Commencing in August 2018, the programme will provide specialised training to top graduates from South African law schools for careers as impact-oriented public interest lawyers in the areas of health, human rights, HIV prevention, and gender equality. Benefits The … [Read more...]

EU Call for Proposals: Increasing Knowledge, Awareness, Transparency and Traceability for Responsible Value Chains in the Cotton and Garment sectors

Deadline: 8 February 2018 The European Union (EU) is seeking proposals for its program "Increasing Knowledge, Awareness, Transparency and Traceability for Responsible Value Chains in the Cotton and Garment sectors" as a part of the action entitled Promoting responsible value chains in the garment sector with a focus on Decent Work and Transparency/Traceability funded under the thematic programme Global Public Goods and Challenges of the Development Cooperation Instrument for the area of Human … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Swedish Institute’s Creative Force Programme!

Deadline: 25 January 2018 Do you work to strengthen democracy, freedom of expression and human rights? Do you use media or the arts as a means to bring about change? If yes, then apply for the Creative Force Programme. The Swedish Institute is seeking applications for its Creative Force Programme. It is a funding programme for international projects which work though media or the arts to strengthen basic freedoms and rights. Types of Funding It offers two types of grant: Seed Funding … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy Colombo: 2018 Public Diplomacy Grants Program for Maldives

Deadline: 16 February 2018 The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (PAS) is accepting applications for its 2018 Public Diplomacy Grants Program for Maldives. Grants are intended for local representatives of civil society including non-governmental organizations, cultural institutions, universities, schools, and individuals. Goals Promote tolerance, by funding proposals that combat hate and build community cohesion; engage at-risk youth; promote digital literacy; and engage communities … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy Colombo: 2018 Public Diplomacy Grants Program for Sri Lanka

Deadline: 16 February 2018 The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (PAS) is seeking applications for its 2018 Public Diplomacy Grants Program for Sri Lanka. Grants are intended for local representatives of civil society including non-governmental organizations, cultural institutions, universities, schools, and individuals. Program Goals Promote reconciliation, through programs which promote social integration among all segments of society; encourage participatory processes between … [Read more...]

EMHRF Standard Intervention Grant Program: Supporting Human Rights Organizations

Deadline: 18 January 2018 Euro-Mediterranean Foundation is seeking applications for its Standard Intervention Program with an aim to fund small human rights organizations, groups and defenders by reinforcing their operations and human capacities in order to enable them to create structures or implement innovative activities effectively in the region. The Foundation aims at supporting human rights defenders, regardless of their gender, in consideration of the following: Their activities … [Read more...]

Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust: Seeking Proposals for ‘Empowering Vulnerable Communities’ Program

Deadline: Various The Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust is currently accepting project proposals to be supported under its November 2017 funding cycle “Empowering Vulnerable Communities”. This Call for Proposals specifically seeks to strengthen civil society and community efforts to develop individually and collectively; to empower citizens participation in governance and policy issues and enable effective engagement with stakeholders, particularly government, at local, regional and national levels, to … [Read more...]

Open Technology Fund: Seeking Applications for Internet Freedom Fund

Deadline: 1 January 2018 The Open Technology Fund (OTF) is currently seeking applications for its Internet Freedom Fund, a primary way to support projects and people working on open and accessible technology-centric projects that promote human rights, internet freedom, open societies, and help advance inclusive and safe access to global communications networks for at-risk users including journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists, and every-day people living within repressive … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2018 Human Rights Community Youth Fellowship!

Deadline: 10 January 2018 The Open Society Foundations’ Youth Exchange, in partnership with the Human Rights Initiative is inviting applicants for its Community Youth Fellowships that will offer up to three awards for applicants based in the Czech Republic. Selected fellows will receive a stipend for full-time, 18-month projects (prorated for part-time or 12-month projects). The Community Youth Fellowships will support dynamic youth activists aged 18 to 30 who want to implement a project of … [Read more...]

Apply for UUSC Human Rights Innovation Fellowship Programme!

Deadline: 17 January 2018 The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) is inviting applications for its Human Rights Innovation Fellowship on the topic "Resisting Criminalization”. The theme for the 2018 fellowship is resisting criminalization. The fellowship should address a major challenge facing individuals and/or communities who are criminalized in the United States. Criminalization refers to policies and practices that stigmatize, scapegoat, and profile whole communities as … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Togo: Democracy and Human Rights Fund

Deadline: 31 December 2017 U.S. Embassy in Togo is seeking applications for its Democracy and Human Rights Fund (DHRF) with an aim to provide assistance through grants to local organizations to implement small, short-term, high impact activities targeted at supporting democratic institutions, political pluralism, and the protection and advocacy of human rights in African countries. The project, authorized in 1991 by the Congress of the United States, under the Foreign Assistance Act, … [Read more...]

ISHR Seeking Applications for Human Rights Advocates Program

Deadline: 31 January 2018 The Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR), Columbia University, is currently accepting applications for its Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP). Founded in 1989, the Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) is a unique and successful model of human rights capacity building. HRAP capitalizes on its affiliation with Columbia University and its location in New York City to provide grassroots leaders the tools, knowledge, access, and networks to promote the … [Read more...]

Impact Fund Grants Program: Advancing Human Rights, Environmental Justice and Poverty Law

Deadline: 9 January 2018 Applications are open for the Impact Fund grants program for the Spring 2018, awarding grants to legal services nonprofits, private attorneys, and/or small law firms who seek to advance justice in the areas of civil and human rights, environmental justice, and/or poverty law. Funding Sectors Social Justice: Provides grants and legal support to assist in human and civil rights cases. Environmental Justice: Provides grants to support impact litigation for … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2018!

Deadline: 15 February 2018 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is seeking nominations for its UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2018 which is funded by the Cano Foundation (Colombia) and the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation (Finland). This Prize was established by UNESCO’s Executive Board, in 1997, in honour of Guillermo Cano, a Colombian journalist who died in the exercise of his profession. Its purpose is to reward each year a person, … [Read more...]

12th UNDEF Project Grant: Inviting Civil Society Organizations for Funding Projects to Advance & Support Democracy

Deadline: 20 December 2017 The United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) is inviting civil society organizations for the twelfth round of its funding projects to advance and support democracy in order to strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. UNDEF supports projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. The … [Read more...]