We are pleased to announce that the United Nations Voluntary Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery will accept requests for funding from 27 March to 31 May 2012 for grants that will be used between 1 January and 31 December 2013.
Pursuant to resolution 46/122 of the United Nations General Assembly, the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery allocates grants (as a rule, for a maximum of US$15,000), for projects aiming to provide humanitarian, legal and financial assistance to individuals whose human rights have been severely violated as a result of contemporary forms of slavery.
Contemporary forms of slavery include, inter alia, chattel slavery, serfdom, forced labour, debt bondage, the worst forms of child labour including children in armed conflict, forced and early marriage, sale of wives, widow inheritance, trafficking in persons, sexual slavery, sale of children.
Grants will be awarded to organizations providing direct assistance to victims of contemporary forms of slavery, including medical, psychological, legal, educational, social and economic assistance.
Applications from all regions will be accepted. All applications must be submitted in English, French or Spanish. As a rule, organisations that have received a grant from the Fund in the last five years are not required to submit all the documents listed in the Fund’s Guidelines (paragraph 29), as long as they certify that the information contained in the documents provided with the previous application(s) is still valid. If it is not the case, they should submit updated documents.
Please note that the Board of Trustees only considers those applications which strictly comply with the Guidelines of the Fund. Before submitting an application, applicants are strongly invited to read these Guidelines, which are available on the webpage of the Fund.
Please note that the Board will not consider a request for funding from an organization that has overdue narrative and financial reports in relation to grants received in previous years from the Fund.
The application form in English is available on the following web link:
With reference to annex III of the Fund’s Guidelines, application forms duly completed and all supporting documents should be submitted in their electronic format by email:firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 May 2012. The last page of the application form, duly signed and dated, should be scanned and sent separately by email.
Exceptionally, and upon justification, you may submit these documents by post.
Additional information on the Fund, can be found on the OHCHR website: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Slavery/Pages/SlaveryFundMain.aspx. You can also contact us by email at: email@example.com.