Small Grant Fund for Central Asia announced | Den norske Helsingforskomité

Small Grant Fund for Central Asia announced

Small Grant Fund for Central Asia announced

The NHC is pleased to announce a contest for project proposals aiming at improving the situation regarding human rights, democratization or civil society in Central Asia. All 
 in the region with 
proposals related
rights, democratization 
or strengthening of 
apply. At the same time, we 
 political rights in Kazakhstan, minority rights in Tajikistan, and reconciliation and protection of basic human rights after the Osh events in Kyrgyzstan.


The announcement in Russian can be found here.

The Norwegian Helsinki Committee is pleased to announce the renewal of the small grants fund for Central Asia.

All organizations with project proposals related to human rights, democratization or furthering of civil society may apply. However, for Kazakhstan, we encourage projects targeting compliance with the commitments the government made in connection with the 2010 OSCE chairmanship, as well as political rights. For Kyrgyzstan, we encourage projects targeting reconciliation between the affected groups as well as defense of basic human rights following the Osh events. For Tajikistan, we encourage projects that address the rights of minorities and the media.

All project proposals should have a first page cover letter with the organization’s details and contact info. The proposal should include a background for the project, a time frame, a description of all planned activities, participants and target group, an assessment of possible risks, as well as the expected goals and result indicators of the project.

The proposal should also include a detailed budget. Budgets should be within the frame of 5000 to 15 000 USD.

All project proposals should be presented in English.

There is no application form, but further guidelines for the application are to be found here.

Applications may be submitted in the period from 1 July to 15 August 2011. The

Norwegian Helsinki Committee will consider all applications in August/September 2011.


All documents should be sent electronically to the following address: with copy to


Questions regarding the small grants fund can be directed to Program Manager Parvina Abduvakhobova in Almaty either by e-mail:, or phone: +7 701 944 8058.


Questions can also be directed to Program Coordinator Lene Wetteland in Oslo, Norway, by e-mail