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UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture
The UN General Assembly mandated the UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture to distribute voluntary contributions to victims of torture through “established channels of assistance”. As a general rule, only applications by civil society organizations are admissible. Applications by governmental, parliamentary or administrative entities, political parties or national liberation movements are inadmissible.
The Fund awards two types of annual grants: direct assistance and capacity building (instructions below). The Fund also awards emergency grants for direct assistance.
The call for annual grant applications is open every year from 15 January to 1 March (applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted). Direct assistance and capacity building annual grants are awarded for a one-year period (1 January to 31 December) of the following year for amounts ranging from 30,000 USD to 100,000 USD.
Applications must be submitted in English, French or Spanish.
Organizations wishing to apply must do so through the online grant application system (GMS) through the following steps:
For more detailed information about how to apply for a grant, organizations are invited to read about the annual grant cycle and consult the following documents: