The Human Rights Fund 2019 call for proposals in Ukraine is open!

Country: Ukraine;

Deadline: 25.02.2019

Web-Site: rijksoverheid.nl

 

The Embassy is pleased to invite Ukrainian NGOs to participate in the call for project proposals within the Human Rights Fund of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.

General information

Human rights are the cornerstone of human dignity, freedom and development, and form the basis for open and free societies all over the world. There can be no democracy or rule of law if these rights are not promoted and protected. The Netherlands has a rich tradition of defending human rights, both at home and abroad. Doing so is a moral and legal obligation, besides which respect for human rights leads to a more stable and prosperous world.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and embassies of the Netherlands support human rights organisations all over the world through the Human Rights Fund (HRF).

Priority areas:

  • Promoting freedom of assembly, freedom of speech and freedom of expression (including the freedom of the media and internet freedom);
  • Supporting the work of human rights defenders;
  • Tackling discrimination and violence, in particular – against religious groups, national minorities, women and LGBTI.
  • Combatting impunity and ensuring access to justice.

Applicant eligibility: 

The call is open for applications from civil society organizations registered in Ukraine. 

Applicant organizations should meet the following requirements: 

  • Be a registered non-governmental and non-profit organization according to Ukrainian legislation, and work in the field in line with organization’s statute;
  • Have a positive adequate track record, proven management capacity and expertise in the selected area(s) of intervention;
  • Have an efficient decision-making structure which can take legal responsibility for the administration and use of funds;
  • Have the necessary capacity and the network to achieve stated results;
  • Have anti-fraud policies, sound financial management and accounting procedures. 

In order to qualify for support, the proposal should comply with the following criteria:  

  • Demonstrate the change-making potential in one or more of the above-mentioned priority areas;
  • Ensure equal women participation;
  • Be designed in accordance with an application form;
  • Budgeted between UAH 1.000.000 and UAH 2.000.000;
  • Project duration should correspond to planned activities, but not exceed 24 months;
  • Identify the organization’s own financial and in-kind resources allocated to the proposed project (not less than 15 %);
  • Not duplicate activities funded by other donor organizations;
  • The starting date of the project should be no earlier than 1 July 2019.

The Embassy encourages collaboration with other NGOs working in the field of human rights and/or with relevant authorities.

Submission of the project proposal:

A soft copy of the project proposal in English should be sent to kie-matra@minbuza.nl. A hard copy of the project proposal with all supporting documents should be posted or delivered to the following address: 

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Human Rights Fund

Kontraktova Ploshcha 7

01901 Kyiv 

The deadline for submission is the 25th of February, 2019 (23:59 Kyiv time).The project selection will take place by 24 May 2019 at the latest. All applicants will be informed of the results by e-mail.

All questions related to the HRF Programme should be forwarded to: kie-matra@minbuza.nl.