Resources to support journalist safety in Europe

Protection Grants

What is covered?

Family assistance for imprisoned HRDs or family members who are at risk because of a HRD’s activities

The support is provided by:

Important information about time and eligibility restrictions, as well as further requirements:

Grants are for amounts up to a maximum of €7,500.
no funding for:

  • Retrospective funding;
  • International organisations;
  • Organisations that have applied or are already receiving funding for the same purpose elsewhere;
  • Projects which focus on broader human rights issues rather than the specific situation of human rights defenders;
  • Costs for human rights defenders who are already in exile;
  • Ongoing office running costs such as salaries and rent;
  • Armed security guards;
  • Purchase of vehicles;
  • General living costs.