EU Defenders

Type of project: Small grants to develop innovative projects, strengthen capacities, or to ensure financial survival of human rights groups or NGOs that have limited capacity to approach donors, including those particularly targeted because of the issues they work on, those recently established or not having the possibility to register in their countries of operation, those in need of a timely and flexible response, and those working in remote and isolated areas. We can support emerging initiatives; lifeline support in case of financial, legal or administrative repression; capacity-building projects such as training; or innovative advocacy and campaigning actions.

Location: Worldwide

Eligibility: Grass-roots organisation (either a formally registered entity or community or a loose group defending rights) may apply

Grant size: €15,000, with the average grant being €6,000