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If you have reviewed Urgent Action Fund’s Grant Criteria / Types of Grants and believe you qualify for a Rapid Response Grant, please fill out the online application below.

Grant applications can be submitted in any language, and you will receive a response within 24 hours. Requests can be made for up to $5,000 USD.

Urgent Action Fund does NOT accept applications for support in Africa or Latin America & the Spanish-speaking Caribbean. To apply for support in Africa, please send all inquiries directly to: proposals@urgentactionfund-africa.or.ke. To apply for support in Latin America & the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, please send all inquiries directly to: apoyos@fondoaccionurgente.org.co.

We respect and value the privacy and confidentiality needs of our partners, particularly in contexts where security is a concern. Please read our Security page for more information on the confidentiality of your application.

Grant Application Form

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Determining the Type of Grant Request

Types of Rapid Response Grants

UAF makes two types of grants (or a combination of these two requests).  

  1. Security Grants - Protection and security of women and trans* human rights defenders/activists (who are affiliated with an organization, network or coalition), or women- or trans*-led organizations whose primary focus is to defend and advance women’s and LBTQI’s human rights. The person or organization is experiencing a threat in defending or advancing human rights, and the situation has an element of an emergency and urgency.  
  2. Opportunity Grants – Advocacy and mobilization activities in response to an unexpected situation/event that has the potential to advance and protect women’s and LBTQI’s human rights. 

There are two sections below for security and opportunity requests. Please review the guiding questions in each section first. The guiding questions will help you determine if you should apply for a Security or Opportunity Grant. 

  • PLEASE DO NOT FILL OUT BOTH SECTIONS. 
  • Based on your responses to the guiding questions in each section, please fill in only ONE of the sections below - EITHER Security OR Opportunity - that is the most appropriate for your request. 
  • NOTE: If your request has both Security and Opportunity components, please fill in only one section. Select the section that best reflects your current situation.

GUIDING QUESTIONS

These GUIDING questions will help you determine if you should complete the Security Grant request. If you answered yes to any of the GUIDING questions below, please fill out  the questions in the SECURITY REQUEST section








(Please skip this question if you are applying for a Security Grant)

These GUIDING questions will help you determine if you should complete the Opportunity grant request. If you answered yes to any of the GUIDING questions below, please fill out the questions in the OPPORTUNITY REQUEST section below.




SECURITY REQUEST QUESTIONS











OPPORTUNITY REQUEST SECTION

(Please skip these question if you are applying for a Security Grant)











BUDGET REQUEST


Budget Items - Cost (in currency used)

Example: Lawyer’s fee - $3,000 USD
Example: Printing leaflets - $500 USD




CONFIDENTIALITY


If you marked “Yes”, UAF will not disclose individual names and contact information to any party outside of the organization (except during our approval process as we consult with UAF’s advisors and trusted contacts).

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