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5th Cycle of UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking (UNVTF)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted December 6, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on January 30, 2021
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This call for proposals seeks to provide funding support to not-for-profit organisations working in the area of trafficking in persons whose projects are aimed at providing immediate and essential direct assistance for vulnerable victims of trafficking in persons.

In order to be eligible for a grant, applicant organizations must:
1) Be a non-profit making organisation (CSOs including NGOs, CBOs) registered under the relevant Laws of the country where it is registered and in the country where it will be implementing the proposed project;
2) Have been registered by 31 January 2020;
3) Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project, i.e. not acting as an intermediary;
4) Demonstrate prior experience of at least one (1) year implementing activities in the area of direct assistance to victims of trafficking in persons in line with the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime or in providing other services to vulnerable populations including IDPs and forcibly displaced persons;
5) Have a bank account in the organisation’s name;
6) Take all appropriate measures to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse.

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The main objectives of this Grants programme are:
a) To provide direct assistance and protection to vulnerable victims of trafficking in persons;
b) To improve health and well-being, facilitate social integration and prevent re-trafficking amongst vulnerable victims of trafficking in persons.

This is a global call for proposals. Projects to be implemented in origin, transit and destination countries will all be considered.

Only projects aimed at achieving the objectives, focusing on the priority issues and meeting all other requirements as outlined above are eligible for funding under this Call for Proposals.

Proposals with budgets ranging from USD 5,000 to USD 20,000 will be considered for award.

All activities financed by this sub-programme must be implemented within 9 months.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 31 January 2021, at 23:59, Central European Time (CET).

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Dec 06, 2020
Dec 06, 2020

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write (baby steps...) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Don't forget to visit regularly the World Pulse website and:
a) Go to Menu (left upper corner);
b) Click on Explore Topics OR Explore Regions;
c) Type the name of your country in the Search space;
d) Then search for offers that may suit you;
6. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Dec 07, 2020
Dec 07, 2020

This sounds wonderful, Ana. Thanks for sharing! Appreciate it:-)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Dec 07, 2020
Dec 07, 2020

Yes. Welcome!