The UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF) supports two-year projects that empower civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. The large majority of UNDEF funds go to local civil society organizations. UNDEF provides grants of up to US$300,000 per project. The UNDEF annual call for project proposals is open until 22 December 2019.
UNDEF invites project proposals covering one or more of eight main areas:
• Gender equality
• Community activism
• Rule of law and human rights
• Youth engagement
• Strengthening civil society interaction with Government
• Media and freedom of information
• Tools for knowledge
• Electoral processes
In this round, UNDEF particularly welcomes projects on media and freedom of information.
Project proposals may be submitted online, in English or French, at https://www.un.org/democracyfund.
Guidelines, FAQs and lessons learned can be found at https://www.un.org/democracyfund/content/call-project-proposals-open.