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Grants for civil society organisations to combat contemporary forms of slavery

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Grants for civil society organisations to combat contemporary forms of slavery

The United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery has launched the 2024 call for applications aimed at providing humanitarian, legal and financial aid to individuals whose human rights have been severely violated as a result of contemporary forms of slavery.

Application deadline: 1 March 2023
Grant amount: 15,000 USD to 35,000 USD
Implementation period: one-year (1 January to 31 December)


Only applications by non-governmental organizations are admissible.

Contemporary forms of slavery which qualify for project grants include traditional slavery, serfdom, servitude, forced labour, debt bondage, the worst forms of child labour, forced and early marriage, the sale of wives and inherited widows, trafficking in persons and of human organs, sexual slavery, sale of children, commercial sexual exploitation of children and children in armed conflict.

Priority in allocating grants is given to projects aimed at reparation, empowerment and integration of victims of contemporary forms of slavery through the provision of direct assistance. Assistance may include medical, psychological, social, legal, humanitarian, educational assistance, vocational or skills training or other support to their independent livelihood.

Beneficiaries of projects must be victims of contemporary forms of slavery and, when applicable, members of their families.

Funds will be generally allocated to organizations that can demonstrate at least two years’ activities and experience in projects relating to contemporary forms of slavery.

Application and submission

Organizations wishing to apply must do so through the Online grant application system (GMS) through the following steps:

  • Organizations must first register on the online platform
  • Once they have created an account, organizations should answer all questions and complete all fields in the online application form
  • Once organizations have completed their application, they should submit it through the same online platform (only applications submitted through GMS will be considered).

Access the guidelines of the Fund for the Use of Applicants and Grantees.


Find more information here.

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