London Launch of the Small Grants Facility
In a bid to promote a more victim-centric approach to human trafficking, the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking was established in 2010 by the General Assembly with the aim of assisting front-line organizations helping survivors of this crime.
On 8 March 2011 - International Women's Day - the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, in its capacity as Fund Manager, and the UK's All-Party Parliamentary Group on Human Trafficking, launched the 2011 Small Grants Facility (SGF) in London. The SGF is intended to serve as a major avenue for the channelling of funds to the front-line organizations working on the ground to fight human trafficking and is a core component of the Trust Fund.
The purpose of the event was to introduce the SGF to all stakeholders and potential applicants. The Board and Fund Manager aim to make applying to the SGF available for as many organizations as possible. It was therefore important to ensure wide publicity of the SGF and its call for proposals