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.

EU-Tanzania Call for Proposals: Civil Society Organizations & European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights

Deadline: 7 May 2019 The European Union (EU) has announced its grant program entitled " Civil Society Organizations & European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights - Tanzania" to support and strengthen CSOs and human rights defenders' contribution towards the promotion of human rights, fundamental freedoms and democracy in Tanzania. Type of Lots For LOT 1 – CSOs ONLY: The specific objectives of this lot are: To support CSOs efforts in promoting freedom of expression, … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of DRL: Promoting Internet Freedom in Ukraine

Deadline: 23 April 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 programs that promote Internet freedom in Ukraine. In support of the National Cyber Strategy for the United State of America, DRL's goal is to promote an open, interoperable, reliable, and secure Internet by promoting human rights, fundamental freedoms, and the free flow of information … [Read more...]

EU-Bolivia: European Instrument for the Democracy and Human Right

Deadline: 23 April 2019 The European Union (EU) is seeking proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “European Instrument for the Democracy and Human Right". The overall objective of this call for proposals is to support and strengthen civil society organizations, activists and human rights defenders active on critical issues of human rights and democracy. Priority Areas The priorities of this call for proposals are: Strengthening the capacities of defenders … [Read more...]

Muste Institute: Seeking Applications for Social Justice Fund

Deadline: 8 July 2019 The A.J. Muste Memorial Institute is seeking applications for its Social Justice Fund to support grassroots activist projects in the US and around the world, giving priority to those with small budgets and little access to more mainstream funding sources. Priority Areas The Social Justice fund's priority is to support: direct grassroots activism and organizing groups with diverse, representative and democratic leadership structures groups that have or … [Read more...]

EU- Malawi Call for Proposals: EIDHR – Country Based Support Schemes

Deadline: 29 April 2019 The European Union (EU) is seeking proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Country Based Support Scheme (CBSS) in Malawi”. The global objective of this call for proposals is to empower civil society organisations on the ground and support their efforts to advance and defend democracy and human rights as well as consolidate their role as actors for positive change. Priorities … [Read more...]

IWMF’s Express yourself! Initiative to Report on the Rights of Women and LGBTIQ + Communities for El Salvador

Deadline: 2 April 2019 Express yourself!, the IWMF initiative in Latin America seeks to support the production of high quality journalism by and about women and people from LGBTIQ + communities in El Salvador. In this framework, express yourself! will launch a 12-month professional development program for journalists in El Salvador, with an emphasis on the rights of women and LGBTIQ + communities. The IWMF will select 15 journalists from each country to participate in the initiative. This … [Read more...]

European Union Delegation in Uganda announces Human Rights Defenders Award 2019

Deadline: 27 March 2019 Nominations are now open for the European Union Human Rights Defenders Award 2019. The European Union Delegation in Uganda, together with the European Union Member States and the Embassy of Norway, opened a call for nominations of human rights defenders (HRDs) who have made an outstanding contribution to human rights in Uganda over the past year. Criteria Nominations for Human Rights Defenders operating in all parts of Uganda are welcome. Human Rights … [Read more...]

IHREC: Inviting Irish based CSOs for Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2019

Deadline: 15 April 2019 The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) is currently accepting applications for its Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2019 that aims to support civil society organisations to promote and advance economic and social rights and equality. In this context, the Human Rights and Equality Grants Scheme 2019/20 is supporting civil society organisations to promote and advance the economic and social rights to housing/accommodation, health and decent … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Armenia: Julia Taft Refugee Fund Program

Deadline: 22 March 2019 The United States Embassy has announced the Julia Taft Refugee Fund Program competition for fiscal year 2019 to support one time, low-cost interventions that address important gaps in refugee protection and assistance. Focus Areas Advance human rights, with a focus on refugees and refugee-like groups within society; Enhance economic growth and development, including entrepreneurship and tourism among refugees; Strengthen labor rights protection for … [Read more...]

2019 Open Technology Fund announces Internet Freedom Fund

Deadline: 1 May 2019 Open Technology Fund has announced the Internet Freedom Fund which is 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 environments who wish to … [Read more...]

UNDP/Bangladesh announces The Challenge Fund 2019 for the Protection of Human Rights

Deadline: 28 March 2019 UNDP has announced a Request for Applications 2019 for The Challenge Fund to solicit applications and establish partnerships with CSOs and/or CSOs coalition on specific thematic rights issues to enhance the institutional capacity and better engagement of CSOs/CBOs coalitions for promotion and protection of Human Rights in specific context of Bangladesh. The RFA 2019 is open to all CSOs and/or CSO coalitions, working at HRP’s 2019 priority districts  in Bangladesh to … [Read more...]

EU Call for Proposals: European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) – Country-Based Support Schemes (CBSS) for Mongolia

Deadline: 22 April 2019 The European Union (EU) is seeking proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) - Country-Based Support Schemes (CBSS) for Mongolia”. The global objective of this call for proposals is to support and strengthen civil society organizations, democracy activists and human rights defenders working on critical human rights and democracy issues in Mongolia. Size of grants Any grant requested … [Read more...]

European Commission: European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights Country-Based Support Schemes for India

Deadline: 23 April 2019 The European Commission is seeking Proposals for its grant program entitled "European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights Country-Based Support Schemes for India" with an aim to promote democracy and human rights worldwide through support to civil society initiatives. The European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) is a European Union programme that aims to promote democracy and human rights worldwide through support to civil society … [Read more...]

UNDP Request for Applications: Low-Value Grant Support for the CSOs and CBOs Coalition in Bangladesh

Deadline: 28 March 2019 UNDP is seeking applications for its Low-Value Grants (LVG) program. The purpose of RFA 2019 for ‘Low-Value Grant’ is to solicit applications and establish partnerships with CSOs on specific thematic rights issues to enhance the institutional capacity and better engagement of CSOs/CBOs coalitions for promotion and protection of Human Rights in context of Bangladesh. The RFA 2019 is open to all CSOs, working at national context and have aligned initiatives in HRP’s … [Read more...]

U.S. Mission to Japan: Annual Program Statement 2019

Deadline: 1 August 2019 The U.S. Consulate General Naha Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State has announced that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. Priority Program Areas U.S. – JAPAN BILATERAL RELATIONSHIP Programs that seek to explain U.S. policies, culture, and values to Japanese audiences, resulting in a positive impact on the bilateral relationship. REGIONAL SECURITY Programs that address issues of … [Read more...]

European Commission: European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights Country Based Support Scheme for Tajikistan

Deadline: 24 April 2019 The European Commission has announced its grant program entitled "European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights Country Based Support Scheme  for Tajikistan" to support civil society and human rights defenders in Tajikistan working on human rights and democracy issues. The current call for proposals intends to contribute to the realisation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda, particularly to SDG 16 by promoting peaceful and … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of DRL: Incubator for Defenders Remaining in Exile to Advance Movements (IDREAM)

Deadline: 29 April 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 proposals for a collaborative program that provides medium-term support to displaced human rights defenders. DRL envisions a program that would enable individual human rights defenders and civil society organizations to continue their work advocating for fundamental freedoms, despite forced relocation due to … [Read more...]

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

Deadline: 31 March 2019 Applicants are now invited to submit proposals 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 Information The implementing office at the Embassy is the Public Affairs Office (PAO), which is under the authority of the Ambassador. The Ambassador may … [Read more...]

APWLD: National Feminist Legal Theory & Practice Trainings 2019

Deadline: 6 April 2019 APWLD is seeking expressions of interest from national or local organisations in the Asia Pacific to partner with us to conduct the Feminist Legal Theory and Practice Training at the national level. The partnership will include collaboration to develop a national specific module, translation of materials and hosting the national FLTP training programme, conducting collaborative evaluation and becoming a member of the growing FLTP community of practice. It will also … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals 2019-2020: Canada Fund for Local Initiatives for Mongolia

Deadline: 1 April 2019 Applicants are invited for Canada Fund for Local Initiatives 2019-2020 to support projects proposed and implemented by community groups, NGOs, regional government institutions, and other grassroots organizations working on local development activities. The program is directed at projects conceived and designed predominantly by localpartners. Projects are selected and approved by the Embassy of Canada in Mongolia. Thematic Priorities All projects must align with … [Read more...]

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