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Grant Opportunities: Sustainable Protection Fund: Open Call for Sub-Saharan Africa

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Deadline: 24-Jul-22

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.

Funding Information

  • 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).
  • Upkeep.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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/

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