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Call for Proposals 2017

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The UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons is marking World Day Against Trafficking in Persons by launching a third call for proposals on 30 July 2017.

The call will be open for 2 months, until 30 September 2017, at 24:00 CET.

Eligible NGOs

Non-governmental organizations providing direct assistance to victims of human trafficking, from all over the world, are invited to submit project proposals, provided that they fulfilled the eligibility criteria for the call, as set out in the Guidelines for the Small Grants Facility's Third Call for Proposals .

The Trust Fund awards grants to non-governmental organizations within the context of providing tangible support to victims of human trafficking. The main objectives of this Call for Proposals are:

  1. To provide essential assistance and protection to victims of trafficking in persons, in particular from the identification phase until their legal status has been resolved.
  2. To provide direct and effective access to essential services and remedies for victims of trafficking in persons, with an emphasis on assistance delivery by grassroots organizations, including, but not limited to, shelter, food, medical care, legal aid, access to justice, and psychosocial support.

Thematic Priorities

  • Identification of victims of trafficking amongst migrants and refugees
  • Access to legal advice and legal representation aimed at securing legal status in the host country for the victim;
  • Essential advice on the victim's rights and to claim access to remedies, including compensation or similar aid packages from national governments;
  • Provision of shelter;
  • Provision of psycho-social support;
  • Provision of essential medical assistance;
  • Assistance to obtain access to justice, legal advice and assistance including for victims to act as witnesses in court cases;
  • Assistance with family reunification and repatriation, based on the full consent of the victim.

Proposals with budgets ranging from minimum USD 20,000 to maximum USD 60,000 will be considered for award. Please note that value for money will be assessed as a part of the rating criteria. 

The duration of projects range from a minimum of 12 to a maximum of 24 months.


Final submission should provide all the following documents:


The project proposal, including a work plan (with clear planned results and concrete activities to achieve these results, linked to an implementation schedule and an estimate cost for achieving each suggested activity);


The project budget using the template provided here;


A recent audited financial statement of the organization, preferably from last year, no older than 3 years;


Banking information; and


The Registration certificate for the organization.


The full information package for the call for proposals includes the following:

  1. Guidelines for the Small Grants Facility's Third Call for Proposals
  2. Project Proposal Template
  3. Project Budget Template
  4. Grant Agreement Template (for information, not to be filled out by the applicant)
  5. Bank Account Information



Useful links

UNVTF NewsRoom UNVTF Newsletter
Human Trafficking Testimonials UNODC and Human Trafficking
UN Blue Heart Campaign Against Human Trafficking United Nations Global Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons




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