Government of Netherland-Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Inviting applications for ‘Human Rights Fund’ to support organizations that work for human rights worldwide.

Funding brief: Human rights are the cornerstone of human dignity, freedom and development in a society. The Human Rights Fund (MRF) supports organizations that work for human rights worldwide.

Theme: The disbursement of grants for activities is restricted to the following themes:
● Human rights defenders;
● Equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people;
● Most flagrant violations (capital punishment and torture);
● Freedom of expression;
● Internet freedom;
● Freedom of religion and belief;
● Business and human rights;
● Impunity of international crimes.

Donor Name: Government of Netherland-Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Funding name: Human Rights Fund

Deadline: Grant applications may be submitted from the date on which the MRF 2017-2020 is published until 23:59 CET on Friday, 31st, August, 2018. A decision will be made on a grant application within 13 weeks of its receipt.

Funding details link:

Funding limit: The minimum grant amount is €500,000 and the maximum €2 million for projects under all themes.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: The activities must start no earlier than 23rd, January, 2017 and no later than 30th, November, 2018, and end no later than 31st, December, 2021.

Project duration: Projects must have duration of at least two years but no more than four years.

Eligible organization: As below

● MRF 2017-2020 grants are intended for projects run by independent, not-for-profit civil society organizations with legal personality that work in a result-oriented way to protect and promote human rights. In this framework, a ‘civil society organization’ (CSO) is a not-for-profit organization, neither established by a government body nor linked to a government body either de facto or under its constitution, which is a legal person under civil law.
● Organizations can submit a grant application independently or form part of a consortium in a joint application. A consortium is a partnership between two or more civil society organizations that are carrying out a joint project to which each party contributes and that have concluded a consortium agreement for this purpose. The lead party submits the grant application on behalf of the consortium. If the consortium is awarded a grant, the lead party is responsible for the project’s implementation.
● Applicants may form a partnership with other not-for-profit organizations or businesses to implement the project or certain of its components. Such partnerships are not consortiums in the sense described above, but partnerships with local organizations, for instance, which implement certain parts of the project at the local level.

 Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail:

Other important link:
● Guideline:
● Log-frame:

How to apply:
● Applications should preferably be submitted as a PDF document by email to
● Submitting applications by post is not recommended. However, if this option is preferred by applicant, applications can be submitted by registered post to the following address: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Human Rights Fund (MRF) 2017-2020, c/o DMM Secretariat, Postbus 20061, 2500EB The Hague, The Netherlands.

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