The UN Democracy Fund’s annual call for project proposals is open until 18 January 2019
The UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF) supports two-year projects that empower civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. The large majority of UNDEF funds go to local civil society organizations.
Over the past 12 years, UNDEF has supported more than 780 projects in over 120 countries at a total amount of almost US$190 million. UNDEF provides grants of up to US$300,000 per project.
UNDEF invites project proposals covering one or more of eight main areas:
* Gender equality
* Community activism
* Rule of law and human rights
* Youth engagement
* Strengthening civil society interaction with Government
* Media and freedom of information
* Tools for knowledge
* Electoral processes
Project proposals may be submitted online, in English or French, at https://www.un.org/democracyfund. Guidelines, FAQs and lessons learned can be found at https://www.un.org/democracyfund/content/call-project-proposals-open.