The Digital Defenders Partnership is currently seeking applications for its Sustainable Protection Fund to help human rights organisations or collectives build their long-term digital security capacities.
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.
- This year, the grant provides up to €15,000 and aims to support more organisations for activities that reach a maximum of one year.
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).
- 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.
For more information, visit https://www.digitaldefenders.org/sustainable-protection-fund-open-call-for-sub-saharan-africa/