Sustainable Protection Fund: Open Call for Sub-Saharan Africa

Applications for the Sustainable Protection Fund 2022 (Africa) are open from 1st July 2022 to 24th July 2022.

The Sustainable Protection Fund aims to help human rights organisations or collectives build their long-term digital security capacities. This year, the grant provides up to €15,000 and aims to support more organisations for activities that reach a maximum of one year.

The Sustainable Protection Fund covers 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.
  • Actions to improve physical security, which support information management and digital security.
  • Measures to address the psychological and psycho-social impacts of digital threats.

What the Sustainable Protection Fund does not cover:

  • Core organisational funding, such as the payment of salaries or stipends.
  • Support for ongoing project activities.
  • Fill a funding gap.
  • Advocacy work.
  • Research work.
  • Living costs or allowances.
  • Medical costs (apart from psychological and/or psychosocial support).
  • Upkeep.

To be considered, the project proposed should be based on an analysis of your organisation’s risk, and activities should correspond to solutions to those risks. It is also necessary that the project proposed will contribute to the long-term resilience and sustainability of the organisation.

Application Process

The Sustainable Protection Fund is open regionally, and the following groups are specifically encouraged to apply:

  • Women human rights defenders and feminist organisations.
  • LGBTQIA+ organisations.
  • Land and environmental rights defenders.
  • Journalists and other actors who make information available to the public.

Please read the application guidelines and see the application process before applying.

Applications for the Sustainable Protection Fund 2022 for Sub-Saharan Africa are open from 1st July 2022 to 24th July 2022.

Applications for this call are closed.

Countries covered by Sub Saharan Africa SPF 2022

Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo
Côte d’Ivoire
Djibouti
DR Congo
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Eswatini

Ethiopia
Gabon
The Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger

Nigeria
Rwanda
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sudan
Tanzania
Togo
Uganda
Western Sahara
Zambia
Zimbabwe