Grab this UN Guide on Human Rights Funds, Grants and Fellowships

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If you are looking for funds, grants or fellowships to support your human rights work, then this newly published guide will assist you in understanding the various opportunities available for NGOs through the United Nations.

Human Rights Funds, Grants and Fellowships – A Practical Guide for Civil Society” was launched by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) with the purpose of providing guidance to prospective applicants interested in the funds and programmes to further contribute to the promotion of human rights in their own countries and worldwide.

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There are several funds administered by OHCHR and other UN offices and civil society organizations including NBOs, grass-roots organizations, community groups and professional  associations, are generally eligible to apply for the funds and grants. In some cases individuals may also apply for funding.

Human Rights Funds, Grants and Fellowships

The guide discusses in detail about the following funding opportunities offered by OHCHR and how NGOs and individuals can apply to them.

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The funds and grants administered by OHCHR are:

1. United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture;

2. United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery;

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3. United Nations Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Populations;

4. Special Fund of the Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention against Torture; and

5. Assisting Communities Together Project.

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6. United Nations Democracy Fund

You can download this guide freely from this link.