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.

United States Department of State, Bureau of DRL: Internet Freedom Annual Program Statement

Deadline: 11 March 2019 The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) has announced a Request for Statements of Interest (RSOI) from organizations interested in submitting Statements of Interest (SOI) for programs that support Internet Freedom. In support of the U.S. International Strategy for Cyberspace, DRL's goal is to protect the open, interoperable, secure, and reliable Internet by promoting fundamental freedoms, human rights, and the free flow of information online through … [Read more...]

EU Call for Proposals: Strengthening the Role of Civil Society Organizations in Governance and Democratic Transition in Myanmar

Deadline: 4 March 2019 The European Commission is currently seeking applications for its grant program entitled "Strengthening the Role of Civil Society Organizations in Governance and Democratic Transition in Myanmar" to promote the involvement of civil society organisations in intercultural dialogue, cultural diversity, non-discrimination and respect for equal rights of all the people in Myanmar, and to strengthen the transparent governance of natural resources and landuse in order to … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: SDG 16 Innovation Challenge

Deadline: 15 January 2019 Applicants are invited to submit their SDG 16 innovation challenge that is an initiative to find creative solutions for SDG 16 on justice. The competition supports young men and women ages 15 – 35 years to develop ideas, build skills and connect with others working towards a shared goal of strengthening accountability, the rule of law and access to justice for Nigerians. Thematic areas The SDG 16 innovation competition focuses on seven thematic areas (or … [Read more...]

British Embassy in Bangkok announced Magna Carta Fund 2019/20

Deadline: 3 February 2019 The British Embassy in Bangkok has announced a call for concept bids for its devolved funds under the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) Magna Carta Fund for Human Rights and Democracy (Magna Carta Fund) for the UK Financial Year 2019/20 (April –March). The Magna Carta Fund encourages promotion and protection of human rights, democracy and rule of law across the globe by supporting high-impact projects that help alleviate the underlying causes of human rights … [Read more...]

Trans Justice Funding Project’s 2019 Grants: Supporting Trans-led Grassroots Groups

Deadline: 15 February 2019 Trans Justice Funding Project is inviting applications for its 2019 grants program to support grassroots, trans justice groups run by and for trans people. In 2018, TJFP gave 650,000 dollars to 182 trans-led grassroots groups across the country. The Trans Justice Funding Project is a community-led funding initiative founded in 2012 to support grassroots, trans justice groups run by and for trans people. They make grants annually by bringing together a panel of … [Read more...]

Active Citizens Fund-Slovakia: Increasing Support for Human Rights and Civic Education

Deadline: 22 January 2019 The Active Citizens Fund – Slovakia programme is seeking proposals from eligible applicants for a program entitled “Increasing support for human rights and civic education”. Focus of the call The overall objective of the ACF programme is ‘Civil society and active citizenship strengthened and vulnerable groups empowered’. Human rights and history education remains plagued by formalism and lack of innovation. Resting on memorising of the facts and … [Read more...]

2019 Internet Freedom Fund to Promote Human Rights and Internet Freedom from across the Globe

Deadline: 1 March 2019 Open Technology Fund is inviting applicants for its 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 … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Denmark announces Partnership for Change Grant Program

Deadline: 31 January 2019 The U.S. Embassy Copenhagen has announced an open competition for organizations and individuals to submit applications to support a program or project to promote public-private partnerships or entrepreneurship mentoring or other initiatives that drive economic growth and strengthen communities around Denmark. The grant will be awarded to a Social Entrepreneur individual or business start-up who, in partnership with the corporate world, works on finding innovative … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy in Denmark Inviting Applicants for Small Grants Program

Deadline: 31 January 2019 The U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark is inviting applicants for its Small Grants Program to promote and deepen the understanding and appreciation of American foreign policy and culture. The Embassy elicits proposals with outstanding merit that support the U.S. Government’s broad goals of fostering mutual cooperation. In deciding which projects to support, the Embassy will give consideration to the full range and diversity of Danish organizations cultural, NGO … [Read more...]

Call for Project Proposals: Funds for Local Cooperation

Deadline: 31 January 2019 This Call for Project Proposals is seeking projects to contribute to the following outcomes of the Funds for Local Cooperation (FLC) Programme: Enhancing possibilities for a two-state solution Building trust between Israeli and Palestinian youth Funds for Local Cooperation (FLCs) of the Mission of Finland are an instrument of Finnish development cooperation. They are channeled through the local civil society organizations to complement the bilateral … [Read more...]

U.S. Embassy Windhoek announces Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program for Namibians

Deadline: 1 March 2019 The U.S. Embassy Windhoek Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State has announced that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. Themes JUDICIARY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT Programs that will work hand in hand with the Government of Namibia to improve their abilities to effectively plan and implement policies for wildlife conservation. SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP Programs that promote policies that … [Read more...]

Small Scale Support Program and Accountability Fund 2019: Inviting Applicants from India

Deadline: 31 January 2019 The Embassy of the Netherlands in India is seeking applications for its Small Scale Support Program and Accountability Fund 2019. The Dutch government has set up a Small Scale Support Program (SSSP) to support projects in countries with which the Netherlands does not have a development cooperation relationship, such as India. Through the embassies, contributions are made to strengthen the capacity of local NGOs and to implement their projects. Based on the … [Read more...]

U.S. Mission to Armenia: Democracy Commission Small Grants Program Competition

Deadline: 21 February 2019 The U.S. Embassy, Yerevan of the U.S. Department of State has announced an open competition for proposals that aim to develop democracy, promote respect for human rights, and support civic education in Armenia. Program Objectives The United States Embassy is pleased to announce the first round of the 2019 Democracy Commission Small Grants Program competition. The program supports initiatives that develop democracy, promote respect for human rights, and support … [Read more...]

EU-Israel Call for Proposals: European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) 2018-2019

Deadline: 8 February 2019 The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) Israel 2018-2019” to contribute to the promotion and protection of human rights in Israel in line with international and domestic standards and obligations and to the upholding of democratic principles. Objectives The objectives of this call for proposals are: Objective 1: Safeguarding … [Read more...]

Embassy of Netherlands Call for Proposals: Human Rights Fund 2019 in Thailand

Deadline: 15 January 2019 The embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands has launched a Call for Proposals for the Human Rights Fund (HRF) 2019 to strengthen the role and position of civil society by giving a voice to those whose contribution is essential to the development of a country. The embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is issuing a call for proposals to CSO’s for projects relating to the protection and support of human rights defenders, especially those working on … [Read more...]

U.S. Mission to India: World Affairs in Theory and Practice Program

Deadline: 20 February 2019 The REPS Office of the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section is seeking proposals for a program entitled “World Affairs in Theory and Practice” to support the U.S. Embassy’s goal of expand avenues between the U.S. and India to strengthen the people-to-people relationship. Implemented at the New Delhi American Center (NDAC), this competitive program will draw from a target audience of high-achieving undergraduate-level students connected to academic programs in … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Allard Prize for International Integrity 2019!

Deadline: 15 January 2019 Applications are open for 2019 Allard Prize for International Integrity, awarded to an individual, movement or organization that has demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in combating corruption or protecting human rights, especially through promoting transparency, accountability and the Rule of Law. The Allard Prize is presented to the winner at a public ceremony held at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia in … [Read more...]

European Union: Supporting Civil Society in Respect of Human Rights, Promotion of Individual Freedoms and Economic and Social Rights in Tunisia

Deadline: 12 February 2019 The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “Supporting Civil Society in Respect of Human Rights, Promotion of Individual Freedoms and Economic and Social Rights in Tunisia”. Objectives and Priorities The overall objective of this call for proposals is to support the initiatives of Tunisian civil society and human rights defenders to strengthen their participation, actions and strategies in … [Read more...]

Mercy Foundation: Inviting Australian Not for Profit Organisations for 2019 Social Justice Small Grants Program

Deadline: 4 March 2019 The Mercy Foundation is currently accepting applications for its 2019 Social Justice Small Grants Program that provide seed funding to assist communities and organisations to build capacity that will help create structural change and bring about greater social justice in Australia. The Mercy Foundation seeks to create greater social equity and inclusion in the Australian community. The focus for 2019 is Justice and our Environment. Projects that address issues … [Read more...]

OSIWA Call for Proposals: Supporting the Creation of Open Societies in West Africa

Deadline: 30 April 2019 The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) is seeking proposals to support the creation of open societies in West Africa marked by functioning democracy, good governance, and the rule of law, basic freedoms, and widespread civic participation. OSIWA supports innovative interventions with effective strategies that respond to the broader deep-seated political, justice and socio-economic roadblocks to open society in West … [Read more...]

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