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Offer: The Netherlands’ Human Rights Fund Small Activities 2013 - Deadline: SEPTEMBER 6, 2013

The ‘Human Rights Fund Small Activities’ offered by Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Netherlands is accepting proposals from NGOs.

The goal of this program is to set out in the human rights strategy ‘Respect and rights for everyone. Grant applications amount to a maximum of EUR 499,000.

To be eligible for a grant under the Human Rights Fund Small Activities 2013, the activities for which a grant is requested must relate to one of the following (sub)themes from the human rights strategy ‘Respect and rights for everyone’:
- Protection and support for human rights defenders;
- Equal rights for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people (LGBT);
- Equal rights for women focused on political participation and prevention of violence against women;
- Combating the most serious human rights abuses (death penalty and torture);
- Promoting freedom of expression and internet freedom;
- Promoting freedom of religion and belief;
- Human rights and development;
- Business and human rights, including child labour.

The duration of a grant under the Human Rights Fund Small Activities 2013 is a maximum of 4 (four) years if substantiation is provided that this is necessary to bring about structural changes.

The available grant resources are part of the “Human Rights Fund”, which is designed to finance activities in the field of human rights in support of the objectives and priorities set out in the human rights strategy ‘Respect and rights for everyone’, thereby furthering Dutch foreign policy objectives. This may involve both long-term objectives and activities related to current developments affecting Dutch foreign policy.

The Priority countries Human Rights Fund are Algeria, DRC, Kenya, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Sudan, South-Sudan, Somalia, Tunisia, Zimbabwe, South-Africa, Bangladesh, Burma, China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, North-Korea, Pakistan, Turkey, Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Brazil, Cuba, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Venezuela, Bahrein, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Israel (Middle East Process), Yemen, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestinian Authority areas, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates

Deadline: 6 September 2013



Thanks for sharing this! I received a question about how to apply, and did a little research. Here's what I found:

For more information on the Human Rights Fund 2013 you can exclusively address your questions by e-mail to:

And two, a model application form is available here:

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Volunteer


Please note the above posted link to the model application form is NOT in English!

I found these files in English (DOC, PDF and Open standard formats):

1) Model application form - Call for proposals: Human Rights Fund 2014-2017
This model application form must be used by organisations wishing to apply for grants under the above-mentioned call for proposals.

2) Amending order Human rights fund 2014-2017 at

3) Questions and answers concerning the Human Rights Fund 2014-2017:
a) part 1:
b) part 2:
c) part 3:

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