Human Rights Fund Ukraine

Silvia Weninger

1) Objective

In 2022 HRF seeks to support innovative approaches to promotion, education and protection of Human Rights within the priority areas. This may include usage of innovative tools ( social media, film, arts, books) to assist protection of vulnerable groups, to combat stereotypes and promote diversity and inclusion. Priority areas are:

  • freedom of expression and internet freedom
  • freedom of religion or belief
  • equal rights for LGBTI
  • human rights defenders and space for civil society (including women HRD’s, land and environmental defenders and indigenous groups)
  • equal rights for women and girls
  • International accountability for the most serious crimes

2) Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria: Be a registered NGO with non-for profit status according to the Ukrainian legislation (Universities, Communal Enterprises and Private Entrepreneurs or other business entities are NOT eligible to apply); Have an adequate track record, proven management capacity, and expertise in the selected priority areas; Be in operation for at least one year.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Ukraine.

4) Budget

The requested contribution should range between UAH 2.000.000 and UAH 3.500.000; The projects that include sub-granting to NGOs in the regions or smaller communities may be supported if the applicant organization has past experience of coordinating re-granting mechanism.

5) Application

The HRF Programme of the Embassy invites NGOs to submit concept notes by 24 December 2021. It is expected that projects will start after May 1, 2022.