|Donor:||United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture (UNVFVT)|
|Application procedure:||Full Proposal, Online Application|
|Donor base:||United States|
|Eligible applicants:||Non-Profit Organisation|
|Grant size:||Small - up to $100,000|
|Minimum grant size:||-|
|Total available budget:||-|
|Maximum grant size:||100.000$|
|Funding ratio:||up to 100%|
- Human Rights
- Humanitarian Aid
- Peace & Conflict Resolution
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela
Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen
Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Ukraine
Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
The United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture (UNVFVT) offers grants to civil society actors providing medical, psychological, social, economic, legal, humanitarian or other forms of assistance to victims of torture and members of their families. Eligible civil society actors include NGOs, specialised rehabilitation centres, associations of victims, foundations, and hospitals. The Fund is the largest Fund managed by OHCHR, contributing to projects implemented by civil society actors in more than 60 countries. It is administered by the United Nations Secretary-General on the advice of a Board of Trustees. The Board meets twice a year, in February on policy issues and October to award grants.
The Fund may, on an exceptional basis, consider emergency requests for projects that provide direct medical, psychological, social, economic, legal, educational or other forms of assistance to torture victims and members of their family. Emergency grants may be awarded to projects operating in exceptional circumstances such as a sudden increase in the number of victims of torture to be assisted due to human rights and/or humanitarian crisis, or other circumstances, which prompt the need for urgent assistance to victims of torture and their family members.
Eligible are only nongovernmental entities with at least 2 years of experience in providing redress and rehabilitation to victims of torture and their family members, including NGOs, rehabilitation centres, foundations, association of victims, private and public hospitals, and legal clinics.
The Fund’s global priority regions are Africa, Asia, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe.
The amount of an emergency grant is considered on a case by case basis, depending on the nature of the project and availability of funds, and should not exceed US$100,000.
Emergency grants are subject to availability of funds and are awarded on a need basis to project applications submitted to the Fund at any time during the year.