Open Technology Fund: Seeking Applications for Internet Freedom Fund

Deadline: 1 March 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...]

EU-Civil Society Facility and Media Programme: Supporting Human Rights Defenders in Turkey

Deadline: 20 March 2018 The European Union (EU) is seeking proposals from eligible organizations for its program entitled “Civil Society Facility and Media Programme 2016-2017 - Turkey Supporting Human Rights Defenders”. The global objective of this call for proposals is to contribute to the development and consolidation of democracy and the rule of law and respect for all human rights and fundamental freedoms by supporting Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) in their efforts to protect and promote … [Read more...]

USAID CEP Request for Applications: Inviting Macedonian CSOs for Partnership Grants (PGs)

Deadline: 20 February 2018 The USAID Civic Engagement Project in Macedonia (CEP) is currently inviting civil society organization (CSO) alliances in Macedonia to apply for Partnership Grants (PGs). The CSO alliances include legally registered and non-registered CSO coalitions, platforms, networks, and alliances comprised of at least five (5) member CSOs. Priority Areas PGs’ aim to support CSO alliances that work in the following priority areas: Good Governance and/or Anti-Corruption; … [Read more...]

Norwegian Helsinki Committee’s Small Grants Fund: Strengthening Civil Society in Central Asia

Deadline: 28 February 2018 The Norwegian Helsinki Committee is pleased to announce the continuation of their small grant funds in support of human rights, democratization and the strengthening of civil society in Central Asia. Proposals must include a detailed budget up to 10,000 USD. However, smaller projects are also encouraged. Eligibility Criteria Norwegian Helsinki Committee welcomes project proposals from all Central Asian republics. All project proposals must include an … [Read more...]

AWDF Call for Applications: Main Grant Programme

Deadline: 7 March 2018 The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) is currently seeking applications from eligible African women’s organisations for its main grants programme. Thematic Areas These frame AWDF’s current funding strategy Shaping Africa’s Future; Body & Health Rights: The focus for this grantmaking round will be on ending violence against women; sexual and reproductive rights including HIV/AIDS; LBT rights; women’s emotional wellbeing and mental health including for … [Read more...]

Applications Open for United Nations Journalism Fellowships!

Deadline: 12 March 2018 The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists from developing countries for its 2018 fellowship program. The fellowship program serves to maintain and expand the essential partnership between the U.N. and the media, a partnership that promotes human rights, freedom and development. Eligibility Criteria The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists fellowships are open to individuals who: Are native to one of … [Read more...]

EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation: Supporting Entities across Europe

Deadline: 1 July 2018 Applications are open for "EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation" to support entities across Europe pooling their efforts to find new ways of dealing with common concerns. Project partners may cooperate in one of two ways: Regional cross-border cooperation between eligible countries (focusing on broader regional challenges) Transnational cooperation between eligible countries (focusing on common European challenges) Priority Sectors & their … [Read more...]

Embassy of Finland, Bucharest: Fund for Local Cooperation in Moldova

Deadline: 9 February 2018 The Embassy of Finland, Bucharest is seeking applications for its Fund for Local Cooperation (FLC) in Moldova to complement other Finnish development efforts in the fields of poverty reduction and environmentally, economically and socially sustainable development, human rights, democracy and good governance and civil society strengthening. Cross-cutting objectives of the Finnish development policy, including gender equality, reduction of social inequalities and … [Read more...]

Apply for Trans Justice Funding Project’s 2018 Grants Program!

Deadline: 15 February 2018 Applications are open for Trans Justice Funding Project grant that is a community-led funding initiative founded in 2012 to support grassroots, trans justice groups run by and for trans people. This project makes grants annually by bringing together a panel of six trans justice activists from around the country to carefully review every application they receive. They center the leadership of trans people organizing around their experiences with racism, economic … [Read more...]

British Embassy in Moscow: Seeking Proposals for Project Initiatives in Russia 2018/2019

Deadline: 5 February 2018 The British Embassy in Moscow and Consulates General St Petersburg and Ekaterinburg are seeking proposals for project initiatives in Russia in 2018/2019 financial year. The programme provides funding for projects that support activities directly connected with the UK’s foreign policy priorities and the objectives of the British Embassy and Consulates in Russia. The programme allocates funding through a competitive bidding process. Objectives The programme expects … [Read more...]

USAID/Thailand: Seeking Applications for Legal Aid Support

Deadline: 2 March 2018 The United States Agency for International Development’s Regional Development Mission for Asia (USAID/RDMA) is seeking applications from qualified U.S. and non-U.S. organizations to provide legal aid services and support to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. USAID intends to promote the rule of law in Laos by ensuring more fair, consistent and transparent delivery of justice according to the law, inclusive of women, the poor, and traditionally underserved … [Read more...]

Ministry of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Myanmar: Seeking Proposals for Human Rights Fund

Deadline: 9 February 2018 Does your organization work to promote human rights in Myanmar, and do you strive to strengthen civil society? Then the Kingdom of the Netherlands is looking to support you! The Ministry of the Kingdom of the Netherlands has launched a Call for Proposals for the Human Rights Fund. The Human Rights Fund’s objectives are to identify strategic priorities for Human Rights engagement, find suitable local and international partners for this work, and set up projects with … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2018!

Deadline: 30 April 2018 The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), in partnership with the Vaclav Havel Library and the Charta 77 Foundation is seeking nominations for its 2018 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize with an aim to reward outstanding civil society action in defending human rights in Europe and beyond. Candidates should have made a real difference to the human rights situation of a given group, been instrumental in uncovering large scale systemic violations, or have … [Read more...]

Embassy of Finland in Ukraine: Inviting Applicants for Local Cooperation Fund 2018

Deadline: 15 February 2018 Applicants are invited to apply for Finnish Local Cooperation Fund (LCF) which is a fund administered by the Embassy of Finland in Kyiv, Ukraine. The objective of the LCF is to support strong and active civil society organizations, which is an important component of functioning democracy and open society. Funding Information The budget for a proposed project must not exceed € 50 000, but it should also not be less than € 20 000. If the project budget … [Read more...]

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands: Seeking Proposals for 2018 Human Rights Fund in Jordan

Deadline: 1 March 2018 The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is currently inviting eligible organizations to submit applications for the 2018 Human Rights Fund. Themes Freedom of expression Promote press freedom and encourages public dialogue through quality journalism. Advance respect for human rights through online outlets and promotes safety of human rights defenders, bloggers and activists. Socio- Economic rights Effective implementation of fair … [Read more...]

Bureau of DRL: Programs Fostering Civil, Political, and Labor Rights in Cuba

Deadline: 12 February 2018 The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) is currently inviting organizations to submit Statements of Interest (SOI) for Programs Fostering Civil, Political, and Labor Rights in Cuba. DRL’s programmatic emphasis aligns with the U.S. government policy to promote human rights in Cuba. Specifically, DRL programs in Cuba aim to strengthen the capabilities of on-island, independent civil society to further the above-mentioned rights and interests of all Cuban … [Read more...]

International Visegrad Fund: Inviting Applicants for Visegrad+ Grant Program

Deadline: 1 February 2018 International Visegrad Fund is inviting applicants for its Visegrad+ Grant program to support projects which contribute to the democratization and transformation processes in selected countries and regions, especially non-EU member states in the Western Balkans and the Eastern Partnership countries. Visegrad+ Grants shall contribute to the development of the target countries mainly Visegrad+ Grants shall contribute to the development of the target countries mainly via … [Read more...]

UNDP/Belize Call for Proposals: Inviting NGOs for GF Small Grants Fund 2018

Deadline: 2 February 2018 The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is currently seeking proposals for its GF Small Grants Fund 2018 with an aim to cover a range of areas related to promoting and protecting the human rights of people living with HIV and TB, key populations, including men who have sex with men, sex workers, and transgender. The small grants are expected to include capacity building activities to enable CBOs and/or relevant government ministries to be sustainable in their … [Read more...]

Department of Justice: Reducing Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking on Campus Program

Deadline: 22 February 2018 The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), U.S. Department of Justice, is currently seeking applications for its program “Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program” to encourage a comprehensive coordinated community approach that enhances victim safety, provides services for victims and supports efforts to hold offenders accountable. Priority Areas Strengthen coordinated community response and multidisciplinary … [Read more...]

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

Deadline: 1 March 2018 The Financial Mechanism Office, the secretariat of the EEA and Norway Grants is seeking a Fund Operator to develop and implement the EEA Grants programme for civil society in Romania. The objective of the Civil Society Programme Area is: ‘Civil society and active citizenship strengthened and vulnerable groups empowered’.  Areas of Support Democracy, active citizenship, good governance and transparency Human rights and equal treatment through combating any … [Read more...]