The Netherlands has launched a Human Rights Fund grant opportunity (“MRF 2019-2021”) which may be of interest to some Network members.
A total of €23 million is available under the MRF 2019-2021. The minimum grant amount for MRF 2019-2021 is €1 million and the maximum €3 million. Projects must have a duration of between two and four years. Projects must start between 1 April 2019 and 1 October 2020, and end no later than 1 October 2024.
It appears that applications are considered on a rolling basis through July 2020, but I assume it is better to apply ASAP.
Activities needs to correspond to one of the following themes:
- freedom of expression;
- internet freedom;
- freedom of religion and belief;
- human rights defenders;
- equal rights for LGBTI persons;
- promotion of the international legal order / the fight against impunity.
Please see the document entitled Human Rights Fund Grant Policy Framework 2019-2021 (Human Rights Fund Grant Policy Framework 2019-2021 | Policy note | Government.nl) for more information, including details regarding each of the themes.