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Growth & Development

One of our strategic aims is to have successful and sustainable member organisations in every part of the world. To achieve this, we help our Members and Associates to develop in different ways, including the organisation of training events, the publication of humanist resources, and the award of different kinds of grants – read more about our 2021 Grants Scheme below.


Our 2021 Grants Scheme is the biggest ever announced so far: six different grant programs for a total of £122,000 to support humanist projects and events all around the world. £100,000 of our funds are restricted to support humanist organizations in developing countries. Only Members and Associates of Humanists International will be able to apply.


Deadline to apply is 12 February 2021

Read the eligibility criteria and
how to apply in the 2021 Grants Scheme Guidelines


Our seven selection criteria

Humanist issues we aim to tackle with our grants

  • Promotion of humanism
  • Promotion of critical thinking or scientific and evidence-based information
  • Capacity building of humanist organizations
  • Promotion/protection of women’s rights and sexual health and reproductive rights
  • Promotion/protection of the rights of the child
  • Promotion/protection of the right to freedom of religion or belief
  • Promotion/protection of secularism and democracy
  • Campaigning to repeal apostasy and blasphemy laws
  • Assistance to humanists at risk
  • Promotion/protection of the right to free artistic expression
  • Non-discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender ideology
  • Anti-racism and caste-based discrimination initiatives
  • Initiatives to combat harmful traditional practices

An overview of our six grant programs in 2021

Development Grants

Our Development Grants are awarded to fund humanist projects and to support our Members and Associates’ capacity building in developing countries over a one-year period.

Development Grants are available from £500 to £5000. Larger grants (up to £10,000) will be considered for extremely well-developed and impactful project proposals.

Read more in the 2021 Grants Scheme Guidelines

 

 

Digital Humanism Grants

Our Digital Humanism Grants are awarded to fund projects online meant to spread the humanist message in developing countries, mainly through social media or any other digital environment.

Digital Humanism Grants are available from £500 to £5000. Larger grants (up to £10,000) will be considered for extremely well-developed and impactful project proposals.

Read more in the 2021 Grants Scheme Guidelines

 

 

Regional Networking Meetings Grants

Our Regional Networking Meetings Grants are awarded to fund the organization of humanist meetings and events on a regional/linguistic/thematic basis in developing countries.

Regional Networking Meetings Grants are available from £500 to £5000. Given the current global pandemic, we strongly encourage applicants to apply solely for online events. The Grant Committee might award a grant for the organization of in-person events only if the applicant organization is able to provide an extremely well-thought risk assessment.

Read more in the 2021 Grants Scheme Guidelines

 

 

Humanist Ceremonies Grants

Humanist Ceremonies Grants are awarded to foster the introduction of new humanist ceremonies in developing countries or to consolidate the pre-existing humanist celebrant networks.

Humanist Ceremonies Grants are available from £500 to £5000. Given the limited budget, larger grant applications cannot be considered.

Read more in the 2021 Grants Scheme Guidelines

 

 

Young Humanist Grants

Grants made available by Young Humanists International for all activities, events and projects focusing on the promotion of humanism specifically for young people

Applications are welcome from all around the world, including developed countries. Grants are available from £500 to a maximum of £4,000 for each world region: Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe.

Read more in the 2021 Grants Scheme Guidelines

 

 

Café Humaniste Online Grants

We will award our standard £200 grants to support the organization of online events from our Café Humaniste series: hmnts.in/CH-calendar

The money from the grants may be spent to buy technological equipment (cameras, microphones, etc.), extra internet data allowance, video software, premium subscriptions with online meeting platforms, honorarium for speakers, etc.

Grantees will be asked to keep track and report the reach of their events (i.e. how many people attended? How many of the participants joined the organization after the event?) among other appropriate indicators.

Read more in the 2021 Grants Scheme Guidelines

 

 

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