Humanists International is opening applications for Humanists International Member Organisations to apply to become a 2019 “Regional Humanist Hub“. Grants will be awarded for work in capacity-building and the promotion of humanism.
In this third round of grants, launching in January 2019, up to US$10 000 will be awarded for new projects.
We will consider all applications from Humanists International Member Organisations.
We will give priority to applications from regions which are less well-represented in our membership at present, according to the following table.
|Top priority||Asia||Our priority region for 2019|
|Second priority||Latin America, Africa||Our priority regions for 2017 and 2018 respectively|
|Third priority||Europe, North America, Oceania|
Please notice that applications must be made on behalf of Humanists International good standing Member Organisations (not individuals). If your organisation is still not member of the Humanists International, you can apply for membership from our website.
The grants will be awarded to projects that have a strong and clear impact on your humanist community.
Examples of project proposals might include:
Please have a look at the projects awarded in 2017 and 2018 for reference. However, note that project proposals are not restricted to those which are similar to past awardees; innovative thinking and creative ideas are also welcome.
The Grant Committee will evaluate all applications according to the following five criteria:
Please bear in mind that the Grant Committee will award grants starting from a minimum of US$500 to a maximum of US$5 000. However, the Grant Committee may consider larger grants for extremely well-developed and impactful project proposals.
Grants will be awarded after the signing of a mutual agreement between the Humanists International and the successful applicant organisation. Larger grants will require stricter agreements, which might include for example a gradual release of the fund after reaching specific milestones.
If you are interested in applying, please email in the first instance Humanists International Growth & Development Officer Giovanni Gaetani (firstname.lastname@example.org), broadly describing your ideas with an initial estimate of costs to verify that your project is eligible for a grant.
After receiving feedback, you will be sent the link to the application form, at the end of which you will be asked to submit a project proposal in PDF (minimum two pages, maximum twelve pages). The project proposal should clearly show how the organisation and the project itself meet the five above-listed criteria. The Grant Committee will not take into considerations applications received beyond the deadline or not submitted through the application form.
At the end of the award process we will contact all applicant organisations, including those who have not been awarded, but we might not be able to provide a detailed feedback for all of them.
The deadline for applications is Sunday 24 February 2019 and we will aim to make a decision on grants to be awarded by Friday 8 March 2019.
We rely on the support of humanists like you to keep our work moving forward