Key Information
  • Eligibility: House of Europe accept applications only from professionals who have reached the age of majority. There are no other age restrictions. Only citizens of Ukraine and only those living on its territory can apply. They only accept individual applications, team projects are not suitable for this opportunity.
  • Funding amount: From 1,000 to 4,000 euros for the implementation of a personal project.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: Ukraine
  • Application languages: Ukrainian

The House of Europe is currently inviting proposals for Grants for Personal Projects in the Field of Media.

This is a grant for your personal media project. A project is any initiative that will help you gain new experiences, pump skills and share ideas with others.

The priorities are: fighting fakes, manipulations and other elements of hybrid warfare; journalistic ethics, values and tools; converged journalism (multimedia journalism); self-payment and independence of the media; cultural journalism; economic journalism.

Read more about the project here.


Key Information
  • Eligibility: At the project proposal stage, you will be required to indicate the type of organization applying for funding:
    • Civil Society Organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations engaged in promoting democracy
    • Independent and Constitutional Bodies,
    • Global and Regional inter-government bodies, organizations and associations other than the United Nations
  • Funding amount: Grant allocations will be of a minimum of US$100,000 and not exceed US$300,000 for any given project. Applicants must request an amount within this range. The majority of projects are granted no more than $250,000.
  • Type of funding:
  • Target countries: Strong preference will be given to applicants from countries and regions where the challenges of democracy are more critical, such as countries emerging from conflict, new and restored democracies, the Least Developed Countries (as per the official classification of the UNOHRLLS), Low Income Countries (“Low Income Economies” as per the World Bank’s official classification based on Gross National Income per capita) and Middle Income Countries
    (“Lower and Upper Middle-income Economies”, idem).
  • Application languages: 

UNDEF supports projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. The large majority of UNDEF funds go to local civil society organizations — both in the transition and consolidation phases of democratization. In this way, UNDEF plays a novel and unique role in complementing the UN’s other, more traditional work — the work with Governments — to strengthen democratic governance around the world.

Proposals are subject to a highly rigorous and competitive selection process, with fewer than
two per cent chosen for funding. Projects fall under one or more of eight main areas:
• Gender equality
• Community activism
• Rule of law and human rights
• Youth engagement
• Strengthening civil society interaction with Government
• Media and freedom of information
• Tools for knowledge
• Electoral processes

In this Round, UNDEF particularly welcomes projects that address challenges to civic space and democracy as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

Read more about the project here.