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UN Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery– Online application system

On-line application System (GMS) F | S

The Secretariat of the United Nations Voluntary Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery launched in 2013 an on-line system to allow organizations to submit applications for funding and reports on the use of grants in a more user-friendly and paper-less fashion.

The registration and application for requests for funding for 2015 will be opened from 15 January to 1 March 2014. Late applications will NOT be considered.


Before starting the application process, any new user must request the registration of your organization. The Secretariat urges applicants to proceed with the registration process as soon as possible to avoid last minute delays.

The following supporting documents will need to be uploaded to complete the registration process. Please have them ready in pdf or word format before you start the registration process.

List of mandatory documents for registration:

  • A copy of the valid legal certificate of the non-profit organization
  • The statutes of the organization
  • One reference letter and contact details of two referees within competent organizations (preferably an internationally recognized or well-known organization) in the field of contemporary forms of slavery
  • Three most recent bank statements.

Once registered, you will receive an e-mail confirming your registration, also providing you with a username and a password and giving you instructions on how to proceed with the application process. 


Once registered, organizations should fill the on-line application form, to be completed in all its parts no later than 1 March 2014. Only complete applications received by 1 March will be accepted and reviewed by the Secretariat.

For further instructions on how to submit an application through GMS, please refer to the User’s Manual E | F | S

Please, click here to access GMS


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

The Slavery Fund: mandate and activities

How to apply to the Fund

Call for 2015 applications
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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)

Guidelines for the use of organizations

Policies of the Board of Trustees
(Available soon)

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

Beneficiaries are requested to submit mid-year Narrative and Financial reports on the use of their grants 6 months after receipt of payment and final Narrative and Financial reports on the use of their grants one month after the project completion.
Financial and Narrative forms
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How to contribute to the Slavery Fund

Financial situation of the Fund

List of current donors

How to contribute to the Fund

Forthcoming events

Presentation of the Thematic report on challenges and lessons in combating contemporary forms of slavery of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences, Gulnara Shahinian, during the 24th session of the Human Rights Council: Geneva, 12 September 2013

Side event on challenges and lessons learnt in combating contemporary forms of slavery at the United Nations: Geneva 13 September 2013

18th session of the Board of Trustees: Geneva, 18-22 November 2013

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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