Donor: United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture (UNVFVT)
Application procedure: Full Proposal, Online Application
Donor base: United States
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 01.03.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: 30.000$
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 100.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Human Rights
  • Peace & Conflict Resolution
  • Religion & Faith

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      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

  2. America

      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

  3. Asia

      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

  4. Europe

      Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Ukraine

  5. Pacific

      Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


1) Objective

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.

Project applicants should demonstrate a strong victim-centred approach, organizational expertise in the provision of direct assistance services, as well as clear working methods and well-established project monitoring and evaluation processes. Assistance should be provided to victims of torture and their family members without any kind of distinction, such as race, colour, gender, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, disability or other status.

2) Eligibility

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.

3) Location

The Fund’s global priority regions are Africa, Asia, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe.

4) Budget

Grants to projects for direct assistance range between US$30,000 and US$100,000. Organisations applying for the first time to the Fund may request a first grant of a maximum of US$50,000. The requested amount should not exceed one third of the budget of the project. It should not exceed two thirds of the budget if the project is implemented in a priority region for the Fund. Organizations are encouraged to look for complementary sources of funding.

5) Application

Project applications must be submitted in English, French or Spanish, during the regular application cycle (from 15 January to 1 March each year), for implementation during the following calendar year (from 1 January to 31 December), using the online grants system of the Fund.

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