New Human Rights Fund opens for applications

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Human rights Strategic grants
4 June 2024

William Grant Foundation is one of several funders contributing to this new fund for Scotland.

William Grant Foundation

  • The Independent Human Rights Fund for Scotland is open for applications.
  • Up to £50k available per year, over 3 years – to organisations working to protect & promote human rights.
  • Unrestricted funding available for organisations whose core purpose aligns with the Fund.
  • Project grants also available – including for collaborative initiatives.
  • Full details are available on the Corra Foundation website.
  • The deadline for applications is 4 September 2024

Focusing on people whose rights are most at risk

The Independent Human Rights Fund for Scotland is open to applications from organisations with a track record of human rights work. It will focus on people, including children and young people, whose rights are most at risk. Funding will support people and communities to use human rights as a tool for change.

The Independent Human Rights Fund is independent of government and is open to non-statutory organisations working in Scotland. It is supported by a group of funders that currently includes: AB Charitable Trust, Binks Trust, Cattanach, Corra Foundation, The Baring Foundation, The Robertson Trust and William Grant Foundation. It is hosted by Corra Foundation.

We are pleased to be contributing to this new fund as we continue to learn how rights-based approaches can advance our vision of a Scotland where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. You can read more about our interest in human rights, diversity, equity and inclusion here.

Now open for applications

The Fund has already made three grants, reflecting a range of work supporting communities to power social change and secure justice. It is now open to applications until 12 noon on Wednesday 4 September 2024. Around £900,000 is available for this open call, which is likely to result in between six and 12 grants. Corra anticipates a high level of demand.

For details of the Fund criteria and how to apply, please visit Corra’s website.

Information sessions

Two online information sessions will be held on Tuesday 18 June (2.30pm and 6.30pm). People interested in applying to the Fund can sign up via Corra’s website.


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