Donor: Finnish NGO Foundation for Human Rights KIOS
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: Finland
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 12.11.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: 15.000€
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 60.000€
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Capacity Building
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Human Rights

Project Locations

  1. Africa



1) Objective

This open call for proposals is part of an EU-funded project called “Strengthening the capacity of county-based and grassroots civil society groups for enhanced governance, accountability and protection of human rights of the people of Kenya – Haki Ni Yetu” implemented by the Finnish KIOS Foundation and two Kenyan civil society organisations, InformAction and CSO Network. This sub-granting scheme is called “Rights, Governance and Accountability Grants” and the scheme is managed by the KIOS Foundation.

The overall objectives to be achieved with the sub-granting support are the following:

  • To strengthen the capacities of selected CBOs and grassroots organisations working on defending human rights of people in vulnerable positions and marginalised groups and increasing the accountability of duty bearers.
  • To encourage CBOs and grassroots organisations to participate meaningfully in holding local and national authorities accountable to improving the delivery of services related to Economic and Social and Cultural rights and to ensuring the rule of law and human rights.

2) Eligibility

The primary focus of the call is to support CBOs and other smaller non-profit organisations based outside Nairobi or in informal settlements with a track record of defending and advocating for human rights in the thematic areas of the call. Nairobi-based civil society organisations may be considered, provided they are based in the informal settlements of Nairobi; or their mandate and proposed action focus on supporting the grassroots organisations and HRDs at the county level or in informal settlements.

3) Location 

Actions must take place in Kenya.

4) Budget 

Two calls will be arranged (one in 2023 and one in 2025). The grants will range between €15,000 and €60,000 . Please note that the suggested grant period cannot exceed 12 months.

5) Application 

The call for proposals opens on Thursday 12th of October 2023 and closes on Sunday 12th of November at 23:59 local Kenyan time.

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