The UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking (UNVTF) has launched the Fifth Call for Proposals.
This Call for Proposals takes into consideration the importance of harnessing all available resources towards the implementation of activities aimed at meeting the objectives of this Grants programme.
The main objectives of this Grants programme are:
- To provide direct assistance and protection to vulnerable victims of trafficking in persons;
- To improve health and well-being, facilitate social integration and prevent re-trafficking amongst vulnerable victims of trafficking in persons.
- Proposals with budgets ranging from USD 5,000 to USD 20,000 will be considered for award.
- All activities financed by this sub-programme must be implemented within 9 months.
Thematic Focus and Priority Issues
This call for proposals seeks to provide funding support to not-for-profit organisations working in the area of trafficking in persons whose projects are aimed at providing immediate and essential direct assistance for vulnerable victims of trafficking in persons.
- Priority shall be given to projects that target the following population:
- Women and girls.
- Projects targeting men and boys as well as persons of non-binary gender will also be considered.
- Priority shall be given to projects that target persons identified in the following situations:
- Persons identified among large movements of refugees and/or migrants, including internally displaced persons.
- Persons identified in or fleeing from areas where armed conflict is taking place or has recently taken place; or where there is instability caused by a breakdown of law and order.
- Priority shall be given to projects that target the following forms of exploitation:
- Sexual exploitation;
- Forced labour;
- Organ removal;
- Forced begging;
- Forced criminal activity;
- Forced marriage;
- Production of pornographic material;
- Recruitment of children into armed groups.
- Indicative activities that will be given priority include:
- Medical assistance;
- Material assistance in the form of food, clothing etc.;
- Immediate, safe and short-term shelter.
- This is a global call for proposals. Projects to be implemented in origin, transit and destination countries will all be considered.
Eligibility of Projects
Only projects aimed at achieving the objectives, focusing on the priority issues and meeting all other requirements as outlined above are eligible for funding under this Call for Proposals.
- Projects should be time-bound (have a discernible start and end dates) and have a specific, finite objective that does not require further funding to sustain results over time. Costs, activities and beneficiaries of the proposed project must be distinguished from those relating to the applicant’s other operations.
In order to be eligible for a grant, applicants must:
- Be a non-profit making organisation (CSOs including NGOs, CBOs) registered under the relevant Laws of the country where it is registered and in the country where it will be implementing the proposed project;
- Have been registered by 31 January 2020;
- Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project, i.e. not acting as an intermediary;
- Demonstrate prior experience of at least one (1) year implementing activities in the area of direct assistance to victims of trafficking in persons in line with the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime or in providing other services to vulnerable populations including IDPs and forcibly displaced persons;
- Have a bank account in the organisation’s name;
- Take all appropriate measures to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse.
For more information, visit: https://www.unodc.org/unodc/human-trafficking-fund/2021-call-for-proposals.html