2019 United Nations Democracy Fund for civil society organizations

Deadline: January 15, 2019.

The United Nations Democracy Fund invites civil society organizations to apply for project funding. Project proposals may be submitted on-line in English or French, the two working languages of the UN, between 15 December 2018 and 15 January 2019 at https://www.un.org/democracyfund/

UNDEF invites project proposals covering one or more of eight thematic areas:

  • Gender equality Community activism
  • Rule of law and human rights
  • Youth engagement
  • Strengthening civil society interaction with Government
  • Media and freedom of information
  • Tools for knowledge
  • Electoral processes

UNDEF supports two-year projects that empower civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. The large majority of UNDEF funds go to local civil society organizations. In this way, UNDEF plays a distinct role in complementing the UN’s other work — the work with Governments — to strengthen democratic governance around the world.




UNDEF provides grants of up to US$300,000 per project.




United Nations Democracy Fund

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