2021 Call for Applications to the Special Fund of the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture
A. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
! FOCUS: The establishment or effective functioning of national preventive mechanisms (NPMs)
In 2021, the OPCAT Special Fund will accept project applications aimed at implementing recommendations made by the Sub-Committee on Prevention of Torture after a visit to a State party, provided these recommendations are contained in a report that has been made public in accordance with article 16(2) of OPCAT. The proposed projects should aim to contribute to the implementation of country-specific recommendations on
the establishment or effective functioning of national preventive mechanisms.
national preventive mechanisms of all the States parties to the Optional Protocol may seek financial support for their
educational programmes by applying to the Special Fund for a grant, regardless of whether the SPT has undertaken a visit or whether, following a visit of the SPT, a visit report has been published.
The maximum amount of a grant is
US$ 30,000. The application should reach the OPCAT Fund Secretariat before
1 March 2021.
Past calls for applications
B. HOW TO APPLY
All applicants are requested to agree with the Guidelines for the Applicants and the Grantees and confirm their adherence to them by signing the Application Form. All applicants are requested to submit duly filled and signed Application Form, Budget Form and Banking Information Form to the OPCAT SF Secretariat (email@example.com) before
1 March 2021.
Guidelines for the Applicants and the Grantees
Application Form (Word)
Budget Form (Excel)
Banking Information Form (Word)
Upon receipt of the grant, grantees are requested to fill in and sign the receipt form, and return it to the OPCAT SF Secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Acknowledgment Receipt Form (Word) English
C. HOW TO REPORT
All grantees shall provide a narrative and financial report on the use of the grant by
1 March of the year following the year of project implementation.
Narrative Report Form (Word) English | French | Spanish
Financial Report Form (Excel)
English | French | Spanish
All first time grantees must be audited by a certified external auditor. Other grantees may be randomly selected for the audit on the use of the grant.
General Audit Requirement (PDF)