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Response to the Covid – 19 crisis

Funding opportunities available outside of Voice

As was mentioned in a blog on sharing some of the Plans 2020 we are not issuing new Calls for Proposals in the first half of 2020 until the national context analyses have been updated. Many of you are involved in this exercise. Due to COVID-19 this may now be later in the year as the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has requested a commitment stop to signing contracts with new partners.

Still we want to be as helpful as we can in sharing other funding opportunities.

Here is al list of several opportunities available to organisations and individuals for dealing with COVID -19. Please note that these are not in any way related to Voice and we are not able to advice you on the content of these Calls. As usual read the guidelines carefully.

1. COVID-19 Crisis Fund for Feminist Activists

The Urgent Action Fund is providing grants for feminist activists working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic response.  The Fund prioritises activities related to such things as wellness, community care, remote work and digital gatherings, online advocacy campaigns, COVID-19 awareness campaigns, and supporting vulnerable populations. For more information click here.  

2. LGBTQ Funding Resources

LGBT Funders has compiled a substantial list of rapid response resources for organisations and individuals seeking to address the unique impact of COVID-19 on the global LGBTI community. For more information click here.

3. Open Technology Fund

The Open Technology Fund (OTF) provides grants to organisations working to ensure internet freedom and access to information globally. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OTF is increasing the pool of funding available to organizations specifically working on access to information, relating to the pandemic. Projects and grant applications working on COVID-19 interventions are being prioritized. Click here for more information.

4. Peace First

Peace First has begun offering rapid response grants to address COVID-19.  The grants will go to young individuals and activists launching projects to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 around the world. Click here for more information

5. National Geographic Covid-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists

This fund from national geographic will provide funding for journalists all over the world working to cover COVID-19 and its impact in their communities. The grants prioritises projects that aim to deliver news and information to underserved communities. For more information click here

6. Writers Emergency Fund

Pen America is providing grants of $500 to $1,000 to writers who demonstrate an acute financial need due to the pandemic. Click here for more information.

7. Women Photograph Emergency Fund

This fund provides support to independent women and non-binary photojournalists coping with loss of business income due to the pandemic. For more information click here

8. The International Women’s Media Foundation

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is taking relief fund cases from women-identifying journalists who have been economically impacted by the pandemic. They currently accept cases in English, Spanish, French, and Chinese for up to $2,000. Click here for more information

9. Artist + Activist Fund

The Soze Foundation has begun a fund to support artists and activists whose work has been directly impacted by the coronavirus. It is currently only accepting applicants based in the US but is exploring ways to provide grants to activists and artists globally. For more information click here

10. Coronavirus Fast Response Fund

The Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation is offering grants to CSOs working in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine on projects to mitigate the effect of the pandemic.  Projects should focus on rapid assistance for vulnerable groups, preserving good governance and accountability, countering fake news, and more broadly adjusting to the new reality that coronavirus has created. Click here for more information

11. Moss COVID -19 Solutions Fund

The MOSS Program, broadens access, increases security, and empowers users by providing catalytic funding to open source technologists. We have already seen inspiring examples of open source technology being used to increase the capacity of the world’s healthcare systems to cope with this crisis. For more information click here

12. Call For ‘Arctivists’

12. The Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR), through a grant from the Open Society Foundations, has set up a fund – Arctivists – to support activists and artists across the world responding to the outbreak of Covid-19 and its implications for human rights defenders, activism, and shrinking civic and political space. Click here for more information

13. List of other funding opportunities

A collection of further funding opportunities has been put together in this list. Click here to access it.

14. The Global Resilience Fund for Girls and Young Women

The Global Resilience Fund supports girls and young women activists at this watershed moment, with fully flexible rapid response grants of up to $5,000. Applications for the fund are now open! Click here for more information.

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