Sustainable Protection Funding

Sustainable Protection Funding (SPF) aims to help human rights organisations (including journalists, grass-roots social movements, etc) build their digital security capacities over a longer period. This can include through improvements to infrastructure, hardware, or software; awareness-raising and training of staff; moving data to more secure servers, and much more. The funding provided can be up to €50,000. The funding covers activities for a maximum of one year. The last call for applications opened on the 22nd of April 2020. The deadline to submit proposals was the 22nd of May 2020.
Sustainable Protection Funding 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 relate to information management and digital security)
  • measures to address the psychological and psychosocial impacts of digital threats.
In order to be considered, the measures proposed should be based on a solid analysis of the risk situation and correspond to it. It is also important that the measures taken will contribute to the long-term resilience of the organisation, and their sustainability should be taken into account.

Application Process

To apply for Sustainable Protection Funding, fill out the concept note form in the link below and submit it using the link in the document.
The deadline for concept notes is 22 May 2020. Applicants who pass this initial assessment will then be invited to submit more elaborate full applications in June 2020.
Click on the button below to download the application form (Libreoffice document).
This call is closed