Apply for Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation’s Conflict and Violence Grant Program

Deadline: 12 July 2019

The Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation is inviting applicants for its “Conflict and Violence Grant Program” to protect the lives, safety, dignity and physical and mental well-being of these people.

The projects they back deal primarily with the causes, attendant circumstances and consequences of violence, and include:

  • protection for civilians, especially displaced persons and refugees
  • psychosocial assistance and rehabilitation of the victims of war and conflict

Eligibility Criteria

  • The foundation makes grants to projects in Switzerland and the UK as well as to projects run by Swiss and UK organisations in the following countries: Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Angola, Central African Republic, Chad, Myanmar, Yemen and Syria.
  • The foundation supports recognised civilian non-profit organisations headquartered in Switzerland or the UK with experienced, highly qualified leading managers. And organisations that are able to assess projects in line with scientific standards and apply recognised reporting methods. They also focus on the following criteria in their selection process:
    • organisations with quality certification or awards
    • organisations that collaborate with partners in the countries in question
    • projects with a multiplicator effect and a systematic approach
    • innovative and niche projects
    • projects that take account of social, economic and ecological sustainability criteria,
    • projects that involve cultural integration
    • projects that are in line with recognised national plans

What do they generally not support?

  • projects that do not meet the foundation’s aims
  • applications that do not meet the selection criteria
  • very small or one-off events
  • projects that seek to obtain prestige
  • purely commercial projects or projects carried out by private institutions or government offices
  • projects carried out by groups or organisations that are not registered with a national or regional authority (e.g. not recognised as charities)

What they don’t support?

  • Exclusively commercial projects
  • Projects run by individuals (unless they are recipients of educational grants)
  • Organisations promoting party political or religious positions
  • Projects already running with financial shortfalls or additional projects
  • Activities within the areas of responsibility of government offices
  • Funding requested for the infrastructure or operating costs of programmes or projects already running

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit

  • Avatar Berttee Forkpabio says:

    This is great initiative. But how can Liberian organizations in West Africa benefit. Liberia children are rape and abused on a daily based ranking every 10 children per community, about 7% are abused and violated sexually between ages 10 and 12 and their perpetrators are no where found.

  • Avatar Moses Muhindo Kibalirwandi says:

    Rwenzori region in Uganda has experienced violence and I published an opinion paper title The polygon peace theory. and now it has projects that need to be implemented. Is it possible to get funding? Have you thought of the recent palace massacre that claimed over 100 people! this conflict is never to blame the current government but it has been lived with even in the past regimes hence it requires ideological orientation to the people of Rwenzori. I have worked on a university project which has failed to get funding. peace theory is about segments that contribute to the polygon whose area seem not clear for policy makers to make decision on how to solve the conflict.

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Moses Muhindo Kibalirwandi,

      Thank you for contacting fundsforNGOs. fundsforNGOs is a social enterprise that provides fundraising guides, resources, and the latest funding opportunities to help you fundraise better and secure grant funding. We are not a funding organization and we do not provide grants.

      Please find some great opportunities for Uganda by visiting

      Good luck!

  • EU seeking Proposals to Support Civil Society in Burundi

    Bureau of INL Grant Program to Professionalize Judicial Sector in Central African Republic Department of State

    EU-North Macedonia: EIDHR 2018-2019 Supporting a Civil Society through Country-Based Support Schemes (CBSS)

    UNESCO announces Call for Proposals – Mobile TVET Pilot – Kapoeta, South Sudan

    Call for Proposals for Small Grants “GrassRoots Action Support” in Kosovo

    2019 European Union Anti-Corruption Initiative (EUACI) for Ukrainian Registered CSOs

    U.S. Mission to Malaysia: YSEALI Regional Workshop- Transparency and Anti-Corruption

    YSEALI Regional Workshop on Advocacy and Strategic Communications for ASEAN Nations

    Funding Call for Nigerian CSOs on Socio-economic Development of Women and Young People

    NEH announces Digital Humanities Advancement Grants for United States

    Eurasia Foundation seeking Applications for 2019-2020 U.S.-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program (P2P)

    Andrew W. Mellon Foundation invites Community-based Archives in the United States

    DFID-Zimbabwe seeking Applications for Stopping Abuse and Female Exploitation (SAFE) Programme

    Getty Images announces Reportage Grant to Support Independent Photojournalists

    ACP EU CULTURE: “Support for ACP Audiovisual Co-production” Programme

    USDA-NIFA announces Food Safety Outreach Program for United States

    NER issues a Call for Proposals for Planning Grants within Energy Research 2019

    Pride Foundation Australia inviting Individuals & Organisations for Small Grants Program

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria announces Call for Proposals for Ukraine

    USAID: MOMENTUM (Moving Integrated, Quality Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services to Scale)

    GPSA announces 4th Global Call for Proposals for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and CSO Networks

    Canada Fund for Local Initiatives – Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkmenistan

    RWJF’s Equity-Focused Policy Research Funding Opportunity in the United States

    USAID-Islamabad: Women’s Economic and Social Empowerment (“Transform”) Activity