Applications for the Australian Government’s Human Rights Small Grants Scheme Now Open
Applications for the Australian Government’s Human Rights Small Grants Scheme (HRSGS) are now open, and close on Friday 2 October 2009.
The HRSGS provides funding for human rights organisations based in developing countries. The small grants are awarded annually for projects that promote and protect human rights in direct and tangible ways. It supports human rights by funding projects that build the capacity of developing countries to promote and protect human rights, says a press statement issued by the Australian High Commission.
Funding in Pakistan is only available to organisations meeting all of the following criteria: already involved in promoting and defending human rights; already based in Pakistan; have a proven track record in the type of activity it wants funded and experience in Pakistan; are preferably non-government, although government bodies are not excluded.
Proposals from individuals are not eligible.
Further information on the grants, as well as selection criteria and application forms can be found at:
Applications should be emailed to AsiaHRSGS@ausaid.gov.au