• 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.


Priority shall be given to projects that target the following populations:

  • Women and girls
  • Persons identified among large movements of refugees and/or migrants, including internally displaced persons
  • Persons identified in or fleeing from areas where armed conflict is taking place or has recently taken place; or where there is instability caused by a breakdown of law and order
  • Projects targeting men and boys as well as persons of non-binary gender will also be considered.

Priority shall be given to projects that target the following forms of exploitation:

  • Sexual exploitation
  • Forced labour
  • Organ removal
  • Forced begging
  • Forced criminal activity
  • Forced marriage
  • Production of pornographic material
  • Recruitment of children into armed groups

Medium-Term 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.
      • Shelter
      • Legal advice and representation aimed at securing legal status and/or remedies
      • Psychosocial assistance
      • Education and/or vocational training
      • Assistance with family reunification and/or repatriation with full consent of the victim
      • Advocacy campaigns aimed at preventing criminalisation and stigmatisation will also be considered.
  • Duration
    • All activities financed by this sub-programme must be implemented within 12 to 24 months.



Eligibility Criteria

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 two (2) years by 20 January 2020
  • demonstrate prior experience of at least two (2) years 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 visit this link: 2019 Call for Proposals

Submit your applications at the following email address: