Sustainable Emergency Grants

Sustainable Emergency Grants also provide support for digital emergencies, but they focus more on organizations. Any NGO, human rights or media organization that faces threats due to the work they are doing, can apply for this grant. For example, a training of staff members, secure internet infrastructure in an office, setting up security policies or secure data storage systems for sensitive files. This grant is for human rights defenders or organisations that deal with their own or others’ digital emergencies. The Sustainable Emergency Grants fund grants between €10,000 and €50,000, for up to one year.

How to apply?

Please send an email to ddp@hivos.org with the following information:

  • Your name and your organization’s name
  • Name of the project
  • Project goal
  • Country it takes place in
  • Threats you face
  • Aim and details of planned activities
  • Duration of the project (maximum one year)
  • A budget and explanation (maximum €50,000)
  • Contact details of two references

Note that the support can only be awarded if it concerns a project in internet repressive and transitional countries.

After we receive your application, we will make an initial assessment and possibly ask additional questions. Then, after contacting your references, we will either approve or reject the proposal.

If you want to know about funding opportunities for Emergency Grants, please send an email to ddp@hivos.org

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