The Small Grants at Work
In order to support CSOs in their counter-trafficking activities, UN.GIFT established a Small Grants Facility. It was launched on 1 March 2010 and a Call for Proposals was issued inviting eligible CSOs to submit their project ideas to UN.GIFT.
When the Call closed on 5 April 2010, 815 organizations from 76 countries had registered with the Small Grants Facility and more than 440 proposals had been submitted.
According to the guidelines for the Call for Proposals, the first 300 proposals received were evaluated and a final 12 projects were selected for funding by a multi-agency Board of Experts composed of representatives of IOM, OSCE, UNODC, and UN.GIFT.