Open call for proposals: Karnataka, India

The Norwegian Human Rights Fund is accepting applications from women-led human rights organisations or networks working within the state of Karnataka, India.

Deadline: November 1st, 2018

The Norwegian Human Rights Fund (NHRF) works to protect and promote human rights internationally through direct support to organisations working in the first line of defence for human rights. The NHRF aims to be a flexible, courageous and global actor that provides direct support to local organisations working for the rights of vulnerable and marginalised individuals and groups. The NRHF has supported human rights work in India since the early 1990s and is currently focusing its support to small scale, women-led organizations in the southern state of Karnataka.

Thematic area

The Norwegian Human Rights Fund is looking to support projects that work against discrimination and marginalisation of vulnerable individuals and groups, with a specific focus on:

  • Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST)
  • Women
  • Workers

Geographical location of work

Karnataka, India

Requirements to applicant

The applicant organisation/network must:

  • be women-led
  • have an annual budget below 150 000 USD (approximately 11 040 00 Indian Rupis)
  • be located in Karnataka, India

Due to limited administrative resources, we will not read or evaluate applications that do not strictly meet these criteria.

Grant size

The grant size is between 8 000 – 15 000 USD (approximately between 588 600 – 1 100 000 Indian Rupis)

Timeline

12 months, from December 2018 to December 2019

How to apply

The applicant must do the eligibility quiz (EQ) in the NHRF grant portal and attach a one-page concept note, including:

  • a summary of the planned project, including the need for the project and the results you wish to achieve with the project
  • a short description of the organisation or network you represent

Please verify that the organisation/network is women-led and that it works in Karnataka.

Application process

Applications will be reviewed in the first week after the deadline of November 1st. Relevant applicants will be contacted and asked to present a full project application.

Due to NHRF’s organisational capacity, we will not be able to respond to applications that do not strictly meet our criteria: geographic location, being women led, and working on women rights, SC/ST or workers' rights.

Please contact the NHRF’s local consultant in India for further questions: Mathews Philip mathews.ashok@gmail.com



NRHF in India

Check out the work of NHRF grantee in India, Geeta Menon, in this short and colorful video!

Apply here

Register in the NHRF grant portal and submit the eligibility quiz (EQ) and a one-page concept note, including:

  • a summary of the planned project, including the need for the project and the results you wish to achieve with the project
  • a short description of the organisation or network you represent

Please verify that the organisation/network is women-led and that it works in Karnataka.

Deadline: November 1st, 2018