Small Grants opportunity: UNPFII’s Trust Fund for the Second Decade

Bureau of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), acting as the Advisory Group for the projects for the Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples established the Trust Fund for the Second Decade to promote, support and implement the objectives of the Decade. The Fund gives priority to projects concerning the main areas of the Second Decade: culture, education, health, human Rights, the environment and social and economic development.

Indigenous organizations or organizations working for indigenous peoples can apply for small grants from the Trust Fund.

It is expected that the Fund will mainly be used for small grants projects with a budget for up to 10,000 US$ covering one year’s expenses.

2012 Call for Proposals

Proposals will be assessed by the Bureau of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and successful applicants will receive notice thereafter.

Important Notes:

  • Project must have a focus on indigenous peoples
  • All applicants must submit their project proposals in accordance with the Trust Fund Project Proposal Format and include both a summary sheet and a proposal document
  • Projects will be disregarded if the required information is not present.
  • Additional information pertaining to the proposal will not be accepted beyond the deadline of submission.

Deadline for submitting the proposals is October 1st 2011. For more information, visit


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