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.

Comic Relief’s Power Up: Resourcing Women’s And Girls’ Movements for Change Program

Deadline: 7 December 2018 Comic Relief is currently seeking applications for a program entitled “Power Up: Resourcing Women’s And Girls’ Movements for Change” that aims to support a diverse range of women’s rights organisations to fight against systems which perpetuate the injustices they encounter in their daily lives. Funding Criteria Comic Relief will want to work with amazing women and girl-led organisations, partnerships, consortia and women’s funds who are supporting women to … [Read more...]

Submit Applications for Filmmakers Without Borders Filmmaking Grants Programme!

Deadline: 1 January 2019 Filmmakers Without Borders is seeking applications for its Filmmaking Grants which support independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives. Supported projects include narrative films, documentary films, and new media projects that align with themes of social justice, empowerment, and cultural exchange. Filmmakers Without Borders (FWB) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that is dedicated to empowering the next generation of digital … [Read more...]

Submit Applications for Balkan Transitional Justice Initiative Grants Programme!

Deadline: 19 November 2018 The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network has announced a call for in-depth investigative stories on transitional justice themes in the Balkans. Grants are offered to ten journalists to cover topics related to truth, justice, accountability, memory, institutional reform and other issues related to dealing with the past. The selected journalists will receive mentoring by experienced editors. The call is a part of the Balkan Transitional Justice Initiative … [Read more...]

ISDAO’s Inaugural: Seeking Proposals for LGBTQI Focused Organisations

Deadline: 22 November 2018 ISDAO, Initiative Sankofa d’Afrique de l’Ouest (Sankofa Initiative for West Africa) is seeking proposals to fund organizations and networks that are led by lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, and trans people. ISDAO is the first West African activist-led Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) Fund dedicated to strengthening and supporting a West African movement for gender diversity and sexual rights by adopting a flexible approach to … [Read more...]

A List of Open Grant Opportunities on ‘Human Right & Social Justice’ Program- November 2018

Check out the open grant opportunity of November 2018 for NGOs and Individuals who are working in the field of human rights and social justice. Movies that Matter: Seeking Applications for Start-up & Impact Grants Programme Deadline: 15 April 2019 Movies that Matter is offering grants to human rights film events in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, especially in countries with limited resources and freedom of press. These events can take various … [Read more...]

Open Technology Fund: Seeking Applications for Internet Freedom Fund

Deadline: 1 January 2019 Applications are open for 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 environments who wish to speak freely … [Read more...]

Muste Institute: Inviting Applicants for Social Justice Fund

Deadline: 4 March 2019 The A.J. Muste Memorial Institute is inviting 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 which have or … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals: UN-Habitat’s Small Public Space Implementation Projects

Deadline: 14 November 2018 UN-Habitat’s Global Public Space Programme has launched a call for proposals (CFP) to seek partnership in the implementation of innovative public space projects in Bangladesh, Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Cote D’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Guinea Conakry, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Lebanon, Mexico, Mozambique, Nepal, Palestine, Peru, Vietnam. Local authorities and non-profit organisations are invited to submit proposals which aim to achieve the following expected … [Read more...]

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

Deadline: 15 November 2018 Women’s Fund Asia (WFA) is accepting 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 … [Read more...]

Trans-Atlantic Platform: Seeking Proposals for 2018 Social Innovation

Deadline: 14 February 2019 The Trans-Atlantic Platform has launched its 2018 Social Innovation, which will support international projects that can contribute to increasing their understanding of societal transformations and the role of social innovation. Research Topic The multi-national and trans-Atlantic projects funded under this call are expected to both add to understandings of social innovation and deliver social innovation(s) through new research. Trans-Atlantic collaboration in … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Balkan Transitional Justice Initiative Grants Programme!

Deadline: 19 November 2018 The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network has launched a call for in-depth investigative stories on transitional justice themes in the Balkans. Grants are offered to ten journalists to cover topics related to truth, justice, accountability, memory, institutional reform and other issues related to dealing with the past. The selected journalists will receive mentoring by experienced editors. The call is a part of the Balkan Transitional Justice Initiative project, … [Read more...]

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor: Request for Statements of Interest for China Programs

Deadline: 16 November 2018 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 protect and promote human rights in China. SOI program concepts should demonstrate ability to: Improve rights awareness and access to justice for Chinese citizens; Strengthen and institutionalize citizen participation in government policy formation and … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals: Renewing the European Union Human Rights Defenders Mechanism

Deadline: 22 January 2019 The European Union (EU) is seeking proposals for renewing the EU multifaceted human rights defenders mechanism led by a consortium of specialised organisations with worldwide coverage addressing the most difficult situations faced by human rights defenders. Objectives The specific objectives of this call for proposals are: to enable HRDs at risk (individuals, groups and organisations) to carry out their work and enhance their protection through EU multifaceted … [Read more...]

Submit Applications for Small Grants Program!

Deadline: 30 November 2018 The U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark has announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity for Danish organizations, individuals, educational initiatives, and non-governmental organization (NGO) projects, whose aim is to promote and deepen the understanding and appreciation of American foreign policy and culture. Priority Region Denmark Greenland the Faroe Islands Funding Information Awards may range from a minimum of $1,000 and should not exceed … [Read more...]

Centre for Civic Education: Competition for the Best Investigative Article in the Field of Human Rights

Deadline: 31 October 2018 Centre for Civic Education (CCE) has announced the competition for the best investigative article in the field of human rights. Its aim is to contribute to strengthening of the role of media in promotion of human rights, democratic reforms and development of anti-discrimination culture, through active research and media reporting on cases of violations of human rights and discrimination of citizens. Grant Information The Evaluation Commission will select three best … [Read more...]

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

Deadline: 8 January 2019 Applications are open for the Impact Fund grants program for the Spring 2019, 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...]

Submit Proposals for UN-Habitat’s Small Public Space Implementation Projects!

Deadline: 14 November 2018 UN-Habitat’s Global Public Space Programme has launched a call for proposals (CFP) to seek partnership in the implementation of innovative public space projects in Bangladesh, Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Cote D’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Guinea Conakry, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Lebanon, Mexico, Mozambique, Nepal, Palestine, Peru, Vietnam. Local authorities and non-profit organisations are invited to submit proposals which aim to achieve the following expected … [Read more...]

ISDAO’s Inaugural Call for Proposals 2018: Inviting LGBTQI Focused Organisations

Deadline: 22 November 2018 ISDAO, Initiative Sankofa d’Afrique de l’Ouest (Sankofa Initiative for West Africa) is inviting proposals to fund organizations and networks that are led by lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, and trans people. ISDAO is the first West African activist-led Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) Fund dedicated to strengthening and supporting a West African movement for gender diversity and sexual rights by adopting a flexible approach to grant-making, … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals: Implementation of the Igman Initiative Small-Grants Programme

Deadline: 15 December 2018 The Igman Initiative is seeking proposals for the implementation of the projects under the regional Action “CARE – Contribution to Access of Refugees and IDPs to Rights and Employment Opportunities” financed by the European Commission, DG NEAR, and aimed at contributing to the technical, socio-economic and socio-cultural sustainability of the Regional Housing Programme. Objectives To support government’s sustainability monitoring through participatory … [Read more...]

OSF: Seeking Applications for Disability Rights Scholarship Program

Deadline: 3 December 2018 The Open Society Foundations is seeking applications for its Disability Rights Scholarship Program to provide yearlong awards for master’s degree study to disability rights advocates, lawyers, and educators to develop new legislation, jurisprudence, policy, research, and scholarship to harness the innovations and opportunities offered by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Benefits The fellowship provides: tuition … [Read more...]

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