NGOs working to address human trafficking can submit proposals under the Small Grant Facility offered by the United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT). The purpose of UN.GIFT is “mobilize state and non-state actors to eradicate human trafficking by reducing both the vulnerability of potential victims and the demand for exploitation in all its forms; ensuring adequate protection and support to those who fall victim; and supporting the efficient prosecution of the criminals involved, while respecting the fundamental human rights of all persons.”
Although projects from all geographical regions are invited, 80% preference will be given to proposals from least developed countries, low-income countries and lower-middle-income countries.
A total amount of US $500,000 has been allocated under this call for proposals and each project may propose funding support between $30,000 and $50,000.
UN.GIFT aims to The following activities have been identified as priority lines for the current Call for Proposals:
- The empowerment of vulnerable groups and communities
- Direct victim support
- Cooperation between NGOs from countries of origin and destination
- Collection of evidence-based knowledge
There is online grant application form and a full project proposal to be completed under the application process. UN.GIFT will accept only the first 300 applications received on or before 5 April 2010. For more information, visit this link or download the application at http://www.ungift.org/docs/ungift/proposal_guidelines.pdf