Organizations from all five Central Asian republics may apply for support for projects focused on the promotion of human rights and democracy in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Budgets may vary from a minimum of 1000 USD to a maximum of 9999 USD. We particularly encourage newly established organizations to apply.
This year, we are particularly interested in proposals focusing on:
Kazakhstan: Human rights and Freedom of assembly and association
Kyrgyzstan: Human rights and Rule of law
Uzbekistan: Human rights and Reform
Tajikistan: Human rights and Political prisoners
Turkmenistan: Human rights
How to apply?
There is no set Application Form for proposals. You are free to write the application in your own style but remember that every application must include:
- A completed Proposal Cover Sheet as a separate file
- A description of the human rights issue or current problem that your project addresses
- A description of the activities to be carried out in the course of the project
- An implementation plan for these activities
- A timeline for the project, including Start Date and End Date of the project
- A detailed Budget
Proposals may be submitted in English or Russian language.
In the text, you should also include an assessment of risk factors for the project as well ideas for future funding for the project and your organization.
Budgets may vary from a minimum of 1000 USD to a maximum of 9999 USD. We encourage small, original initiatives.
All applications should be e-mailed to [email protected]
The deadline for applications is 15 February 2020. A review committee will consider all applications and report back to applicants regarding the results in the end of March 2020.
Please note! Organizations who are currently receiving support from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) or have received NED support in recent years, are not eligible for this grant.
The Norwegian Helsinki Committee was established in 1977 and works to promote respect for human rights and democratic principles in the entire OSCE region. We have been engaged in Central Asia for many years, with a particular focus on core human rights under pressure. The NHC Small Grants Fund for Central Asia is an annual program, which was established in 2006.