The Human Rights Grant Scheme (HRGS) - managed by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) in consultation with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Australian human rights experts and Australia’s network of Overseas diplomatic posts – involved in building the capacity of organisations in developing countries to promote and protect human rights in direct and tangible ways.
Human rights-focused organisations based or working in all ODA-eligible countries in Asia, the Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean are invited to apply for funding under the Scheme. Grants range from between $20,000 and $100,000 for one year projects and up to $150,000 for two year projects
Expressions of Interest must be lodged by 4pm (local time) on Tuesday 15 June 2010 with the relevant Australian diplomatic post.
Expressions of Interest should be submitted in hardcopy by mail or in person to the Australian Embassy or Australian High Commission covering the country in which the proposed project will take place. Expressions of Interest will not be accepted by e-mail. Australian Embassy and High Commission locations and contact details are listed in Attachment B of these guidelines (pages 10-19). Envelopes should be clearly labelled “Human Rights Grants Scheme”
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