The scheme provides grants of up to $100,000 to provide direct financial support to NGOs and projects working for the promotion of human rights.
This is a competitive grant opportunity and funding is provided for the prevention or ending of human rights violations, promoting positive change in government policies, monitoring and reporting on human rights violations, educating human rights victims, workers or defenders, promoting the implementation of international human rights standards and strengthening human rights institutions and mechanisms.
To be eligible for funding in 2012-2013, organisations must be operating in one or more of the following countries:
- Africa: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire,Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Malawi, Morocco, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zimbabwe
- Middle East: Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestinian Territories
- Asia Pacific: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
- Latin America and Caribbean: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Cuba, Haiti
Grants will be awarded as a single payment valued between AUD20,000 – AUD100,000.
Project activities may take place over maximum of two years. All 1 year projects must be completed by May 2014. All two year projects must be completed by May 2015.
Organisations should submit an Expression of Interest (Attachment A) to the relevant Australian diplomatic mission by 4pm (local time) 17 August 2012. This form must be no longer than 2 pages.
By 1 September 2012, Australian diplomatic missions will review, on a competitive basis, Expressions of Interest and will invite up to 2 organisations per eligible country to submit a Full Application (Attachment B).
Organisations requested to do so should submit a Full Application to the relevant Australian diplomatic mission by 4pm (local time) 1 October 2012.
For more information refere to http://www.ausaid.gov.au/HotTopics/Pages/Display.aspx?QID=739