Donor: Digital Freedom Fund (DFF)
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: Netherlands
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Deadline: 15.02.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: -
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Human Rights
  • Media & Journalism
  • Research, Technology & Innovation

Project Locations

  1. Asia

      Azerbaijan, Russian Federation, Turkey

  2. Europe

      Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia


1) Objective

The Digital Freedom Fund supports strategic litigation on digital rights in Europe that contributes to advancing human rights in the digital sphere. DFF works with a broad definition of digital rights. They consider digital rights to be human rights as applicable in the digital sphere. The digital sphere covers both physically constructed spaces, such as infrastructure and devices, and spaces that are virtually constructed, such as online identities and communities. Applicants can submit applications for three types of activities:

  • Litigation: Litigation support, for a single instance; Example: a constitutional challenge to recently adopted legislation on government surveillance.
  • Research: Pre-litigation research; Example: a comparative study between EU jurisdictions to determine which one offers the best options to address a specific issue.
  • Emergency: Emergency support; Example: immediate costs related to filing an appeal on short notice.

2) Eligibility

Any organisation that advocates for digital rights, including as part of their broader human rights or social justice work is eligible.

3) Location

DFF accepts grant applications concerning all Council of Europe Member States.

4) Budget

The grant size is not mentioned. There is no set minimum or maximum amount for grants.

5) Application

The next call will be open from Mid-November 2022 to mid-February 2023.

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