• This Call for Proposals takes into consideration the importance of harnessing all available resources towards the implementation of activities aimed at meeting the objectives of this Grants programme.
  • The main objectives of this Grants programme are:
    • to provide direct assistance and protection to vulnerable victims of trafficking in persons
    • to improve health and well-being, facilitate social integration and prevent re-trafficking amongst vulnerable victims of trafficking in persons

Thematic Focus

This call for proposals seeks to provide funding support to not-for-profit organisations working in the area of trafficking in persons whose projects are aimed at providing direct assistance for vulnerable victims of trafficking in persons.

Immediate and Essential Direct Assistance for Vulnerable Victims of Trafficking in Persons

  • Indicative activities
    • Indicative activities that will be given priority include:
      • Medical assistance
      • Material assistance in the form of food, clothing etc.
      • Immediate, safe and short-term shelter
  • Duration
    • All activities financed by this sub-programme must be implemented within 9 months.

In order to be eligible for a grant, applicants must:

  • be a non-profit making organisation (CSOs including NGOs, CBOs) registered under the relevant Laws of the country where it is registered and in the country where it will be implementing the proposed project;
  • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project, i.e. not acting as an intermediary;
  • have a bank account in the organisation’s name;
  • take all appropriate measures to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse
  • have been registered for not less than one (1) year by 15 December 2019
  • demonstrate prior experience of at least one (1) year implementing activities in the area of direct assistance to victims of trafficking in persons in line with the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime or in providing other services to vulnerable populations including IDPs and forcibly displaced persons;
How to Apply

For more information, Guidelines, and applications templates, please click on this link: 2019 Call for Proposals

Applications shall be submitted to: 

Applications must be submitted by email to

Please mention "Application for UNVTF Small Grants Programme Sub-programme 1" in the subject line.