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Grant Opportunities: UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons launches 6th Call for Proposals

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Deadline: 31-Jul-22

The UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons has launched its Sub-grant Programme 2 of the sixth Call for Proposals to provide essential humanitarian, legal and financial aid to victims of trafficking in persons through established channels of assistance.


This Call for Proposals takes into consideration the importance of harnessing all available resources towards the implementation of activities aimed at meeting the objectives of this Grants programme. The main objectives of this Grants programme are:

  • to provide direct assistance and protection to vulnerable victims of trafficking in persons
  • to improve health and well-being, facilitate social integration and prevent re-trafficking amongst vulnerable victims of trafficking in persons
Thematic Focus
  • This call for proposals seeks to provide funding support to not-for-profit organisations working in the area of trafficking in persons whose projects are aimed at providing immediate and essential direct assistance for vulnerable victims of trafficking in persons.
  • Priority shall be given to projects that target the following population:
    • women and girls
    • Projects targeting men and boys as well as persons of non-binary gender will also be considered.
  • Priority will be given to projects tackling emerging and temporary crises scenarios in the following regions:
    • Conflict areas of Eastern Europe affected by the displacement of people due to the conflict
  • Priority shall be given to projects that target persons identified in the following situations:
    • persons identified among large movements of refugees and/or migrants, including internally displaced persons in Eastern Europe where conflict, post-conflict and continued instability caused by socio-political tensions as well as the spill-over of climate change related displacement.
    • persons identified in or fleeing from areas where armed conflict is taking place or has recently taken place; or where there is instability caused by a breakdown of law and order
  • Priority shall be given to projects that target the following forms of exploitation:
    • sexual exploitation
    • forced labour
    • organ removal
    • forced begging
    • forced criminal activity
    • forced marriage
    • production of pornographic material
    • recruitment of children into armed groups
    • child trafficking in Sport
Funding Information
  • Proposals with budgets up to USD 60,000 will be considered for award.
  • Duration: All activities financed by this sub-programme must be implemented within 24 months.

Location: This is a global call for proposals. Projects to be implemented in origin, transit and destination countries will all be considered.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for a grant, applicants must:

  • be a non-profit making organisation (CSOs including NGOs, CBOs) registered not later than 1 July 2020 under the relevant Laws of the country where it is registered and in the country where the proposed project will be implemented;
  • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project, i.e. not acting as an intermediary;
  • demonstrate prior experience of at least two (2) years implementing activities in the area of direct assistance to victims of trafficking in persons in line with the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime or in providing other services to vulnerable populations including IDPs and forcibly displaced persons;
  • complete registration in the UN Partner Portal (UNPP) with a valid Partner ID;
  • have a bank account in the organisation’s name;
  • take all appropriate measures to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse

For more information, visit https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/human-trafficking-fund/2022cfp.html

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