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The Victims Trust Fund is still receiving proposals to support the most affected by human trafficking

 

The United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human is now receiving applications for its 2011 Small Grants Facility (SGF). The SGF aims to provide tangible support, through established channels, to victims of trafficking in persons. The Grants Facility is based on the experience and lessons learned from the UN.GIFT Small Grants Facility which currently supports 12 civil society organizations in their actions against human trafficking.

 

The Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the Fund last year to provide help and support to those most affected by human trafficking. The Trust Fund, administered by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC),  has the primary objective to provide the opportunity for all stakeholders in the anti-trafficking fight, to work together to help victims of human trafficking in a practical and concrete way.

 

The 2011 Small Grants Facility is still accepting proposals from eligible not-for-profit, non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Applicants may request grants of up to USD 25,000 per year, for project proposals ranging between 6 and 36 months. The Small Grants will close on 30 April 2011 at 24:00 CET.


In 2011, two thematic priorities have been established: cross-border and inter-regional activities providing direct humanitarian, legal and/or financial assistance to victims, and effective remedies for victims of human trafficking, including, but not limited to, legal support, access to justice and compensation.

 

Click here to be directed to the applications page.

 

Go here for more information on the Small Grants Facility of United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking.