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UN Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery – Grants cycle 2013

Requests for funding should be submitted following the Guidelines of the Fund E | F | S

In general, applications are received by the Fund’s secretariat in the spring every year, to be considered by the Board of Trustees at their November session. During its session, the Board reviews the narrative and financial reports on the use of previous grants, adopts recommendations on applications for new grants, meets with donors and project leaders of funded organisations, and adopts other relevant recommendations on the activities of the Fund.

Grants awarded in November are to be used during the following year, in the period between January and December.


From 2013 onwards, the call for applications is launched and opened between January and April of every year.

The grant cycle for the year 2015 is as follows:

  • Deadline for the submission of project applications for 2015: 1 March 2014
  • Annual session of Board of Trustees: 17 - 21 November 2014
  • Disbursement of 2015 grant: February/March 2015
  • Submission of Financial and Narrative reports on the use of 2015 grant: 1 March 2016


How to apply to the Fund

Who can apply

The grants cycle

Revised version: Guidelines of the Fund for the use of applicants and Grantees
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On-line application System (GMS)

How to report to the Fund

Upon receipt of the grant, beneficiaries are requested to fill in and sign the receipt form and the banking form

Acknowledge receipt form

Banking form

First time grantees

All first-time grantees are requested to submit a progress report on the first six months of the use of the grant awarded through the online system (GMS), by 15 JULY every year. Please, click here to access GMS.

How to contribute to the Slavery Fund

Financial situation of the Fund

List of current donors

How to contribute to the Fund

Forthcoming events

19th Session of the Board of Trustees: Geneva, 24 to 28 November 2014

20th anniversary of the Fund

UN Voluntary Fund on SlaveryThe UN Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery
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Abolishing Slavery and its Contemporary Forms
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Outreach activities

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December 2013

Message of the Secretary General on the United Nations International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December 2013

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