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
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.
Actions must take place in Ukraine.
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.
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.