The Australian Government’s Human Rights Grants Scheme (HRGS) is now open to receive Expressions of Interest for funding to conduct human rights activities in developing countries.
The Scheme supports non-government organisations and human rights institutions to conduct human rights projects with direct and tangible benefits for at-risk populations. Through the Scheme, Australia helps to build civil society capacity in developing countries to protect and promote human rights at the grassroots level.
Human rights-focused organisations based or working in all ODA-eligible countries in Asia, the Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean are invited to apply for funding under the Scheme. Grants range from between $20,000 and $100,000 for one year projects and up to $150,000 for two year projects.
Expression of Interest forms must be mailed or delivered to the relevant Australian diplomatic post and received by Tuesday 15 June.
The Human Rights Grants Scheme (HRGS) is now calling for Expressions of Interest for the funding round. The HRGS provides grant funding to non-government organisations and human rights institutions based or operating in developing countries to promote and protect human rights in direct and tangible ways.
The application process for the HRGS round has two steps:
Step 1: eligible organisations submit an Expression of Interest which is assessed by the relevant Australian Diplomatic Post.
Step 2: following assessment of the Expressions of Interest, selected organisations will be invited to proceed to the second stage of the application process and submit a full application.
Full Scheme requirements including detailed information on submitting an Expression of Interest can be found below. Guidelines for submitting a full application will be provided to selected organisations when invited to continue to the second stage of the application process.
HRGS Guidelines for submitting an Expression of Interest [PDF 278kb]
HRGS Guidelines for submitting an Expression of Interest [Word 782kb]
HRGS Guidelines for submitting an Expression of Interest [text only 261kb]
Expressions of Interest must be received by the relevant Australian diplomatic post by 4 pm (local time) on Tuesday 15 June. Late Expressions of Interest will not be accepted.
Successful projects will be announced on Human Rights Day, 10 December.