Sustainable Protection Fund

The Sustainable Protection Fund aims to help human rights organisations or collectives build their long-term digital security capacities. It provides up to €50,000, and covers activities for a maximum of one year.
The Sustainable Protection Fund can be used to cover a number of costs, which contribute to strengthening an organisation or collective’s capacity to respond to digital threats. These can include, for example:
  • New computers, servers, or hosting for data or websites;
  • Technical support in implementing new systems;
  • Training or accompaniment processes on digital security or other aspects of security and protection;
  • Measures to improve physical security, which support information management and digital security;
  • Measures to address the psychological and psychosocial impacts of digital threats.
To be considered, the project proposed should be based on an analysis of the risk situation, and correspond to it. It is also important that the project proposed will contribute to the long-term resilience and sustainability of the organisation. 

Application Process

The Sustainable Protection Fund is open globally, and the following groups are specifically encouraged to apply: women human rights defenders and feminist organisations; LGBTQIA+ organisations; land and environmental rights defenders; and journalists and other actors who make information available to the public. Additionally, within Asia, these groups are specifically encouraged to apply: pro-democracy movements; labour rights organisations; and students’ movements. We accept applications in English, Bahasa Indonesia, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Applications for the Sustainable Protection Fund 2021 are closed.