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THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE 2011 SMALL GRANTS FACILITY IS NOW CLOSED
2011 Small Grants Facility
Reflecting the current financial status of the Fund, and the desire to quickly ensure that available funding was passed onto victims, the Board unanimously agreed to the establishment of the 2011 Small Grants Facility (SGF). The SGF aims to provide tangible support, through established channels, to victims of trafficking in persons. The design of the Small Grants Facility drew from lessons learned from a pilot project hosted under the auspices of UN.GIFT.
Key Facts of the 2011 SGF
The 2011 Small Grants Facility accepted project proposals from eligible not-for-profit, non-governmental organizations (NGOs). NGOs were able to submit applications on behalf of a coalition (more than 4 organizations) or a consortium (minimum of 2 other organizations and a maximum of 4), but the NGO had to be the primary focal point, and agree to financial responsibility for the delivery of the grant.
Applicants were permitted to request grants of up to USD 25,000 per year, for project proposals ranging between 6 and 36 months. All applications were required to be submitted in English. The Small Grants Facility 2011 was launched on 8 March 2011 and closed on 30 April 2011 at 24:00 CET.
The two thematic priorities of the 2011 SGF were:
- Cross-border and inter-regional activities providing direct humanitarian, legal and/or financial assistance to victims.
- Effective remedies for victims of human trafficking, including, but not limited to, legal support, access to justice and compensation.
All proposals had to focus on either one or both of the above-listed thematic priorities. If an application failed to respond to at least one of the two thematic priorities, it was ineligible to receive funding.
Applying to the Fund and Further Questions
Thank you for your interest in applying to the Small Grants Facility. Unfortunately, the application period for the 2011 SGF has closed. We expect to initiate a second call for proposals sometime in 2012. Please return to the Trust Fund website, as we will announce more information on this call for proposals as it becomes available.
Other Funding Sources
The UN Voluntary Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery, which is run by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, has recently announced its call for applications for 2012 disbursements of funding. More information on this fund can be found here.