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Current Grant Opportunity View - GO5640

Human Rights Advocacy Grant Program

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Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Close Date & Time:
Primary Category:
371003 - Overseas Advocacy
Publish Date:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS, Overseas
Selection Process:
Closed Non-Competitive


This human rights advocacy grant program will support a diverse range of human rights focused organisations to advance Australia’s human rights priorities multilaterally and in our region – including activities in support of Australia’s multilateral human rights priorities.

This grant program will be restricted to domestic and international civil society and/or non-government organisations, research organisations, multilateral organisations and partner governments that are undertaking a range of advocacy activities which promote and protect human rights in the multilateral arena or the Indo-Pacific region.

The non-competitive grant program will target globally recognised and trusted partner organisations that can deliver on Australia’s contribution to key multilateral human rights commitments in an agile and efficient manner.

These activities can include training and capacity building; thematic, legislative, policy and expert advice; awareness raising; and research, advocacy and reporting on a range of human rights matters. These advocacy grants can also go to Universal Periodic Review technical assistance and capacity-building, or to partners in the Indo-Pacific region to increase their engagement in the multilateral system.


DFAT will approach eligible organisations by email and invite them to submit applications to this grant.

Applications may be sought from:

• well established and registered civil society and/or non-government organisations (domestic and international),

• research/ think tank/university organisations;

• UN and non-UN multilateral organisations (e.g., international NGOs); and 

• partner Governments whose work aligns with or furthers Australia’s multilateral human rights priorities.

Applications are not eligible if the applicant is: 

• an organisation included on the National Redress Scheme’s website on the list of ‘Institutions that have not joined or signified their intent to join the Scheme’ (;

• a Commonwealth, state, territory or local government agency or body (including government business enterprises); or

• an individual.

Grant Activity Timeframe:

The grant guidelines will be open from 1 July 2022 until 30 June 2027. DFAT may approach suitable applicants to submit a response to these guidelines anytime within this period. Proposals will be assessed against the criterion and on value for money merits.

Grants will be awarded for periods of up to two years, with longer grant periods agreed at the discretion of the delegate. Grant start and end dates will be included in grant agreements.

Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $5,000.00 to $100,000.00

Instructions for Application Submission:

DFAT will approach potential applicants to submit an application to this grant.

Applications will be accepted throughout the life of the grant program and assessed as they are received.

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