IHEU-HIVOS Grants Programme

The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) is the world union of Humanist, rationalist, secularist and atheist organisations with over 100 member organizations in more than 40 countries.

Who can apply for funding?
Organizations (and exceptionally individuals) from countries which are classified as “least developed” or low/low-middle income countries.

Organisations, resident nationals of developing countries as well as those residing permanently in these countries are eligible to apply.

Grant Criteria:

The projects should achieve one or more of the following goals:

  • Promote the understanding of Humanism to a broad audience; promote separation of religion and state
  • Promote human rights, especially those of women and children; or
  • Support and encourage the participation of youth in the movement. The full criteria are published and are available here.

    Where travel funding is allocated, the cheapest economy class air fare / Apex air fare / cheapest train travel along with minimum living expenses only will be paid.

    The purpose of travel must be consistent with the projects that IHEU would normally support under this funding programme.

    A total of Euros 75,000 is available and maximum funding for a single project is Euro 10,000 per grant per year. However, IHEU encourages smaller proposals from new Humanist groups.

    Individuals applying for funding should state reasons why their proposal is not routed through a Humanist organisation.

    If you need help or guidance, please contact IHEU by e mail at; funding08[at]iheu.org

    Deadline: September 30th.

    For application guidelines, see: IHEU-HIVOS Grants Programme Website
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