WHAT CAN YOU APPLY FOR?
The FRi Grant supports the essential work of civil society in protecting and promoting fundamental rights in Denmark. The FRi Grant funds projects and activities that, through advocacy, public education, campaigns, and capacity-building, protect and increase awareness about fundamental rights and the values of the EU in Denmark.
Learn more about the types of projects and activities you can apply for under the FRi GRANT in our guidelines.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Civil society actors based in Denmark working on fundamental rights in Denmark – including associations, social foundations, social movements, grassroots organisations, and activists.
Find out if your organisation is eligible to apply for the FRi Grant in our guidelines.
HOW TO APPLY?
You can apply by completing the application form below, which will be sent encrypted and securely. You should attach a budget as well as other relevant material (See guidelines).
Before applying, read the guidelines to ensure that your project and activities meet the formal requirements of the grant. Find the guidelines here.
WHEN CAN YOU APPLY?
The deadline is March 24, 2024 at 23:59.
You can expect a response time of 10 weeks after the deadline.
FIND THE APPLICATION FORM BELOW.
ABOUT THE GRANT AND THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS INITIATIVE (FRI)
Fundamental rights are an essential part of the safety net and shared values that bind the EU together, ensuring rights for all citizens of the union. However, across the EU, fundamental rights are currently facing challenges. The war in Ukraine, growing inequality, discrimination against minorities, digital surveillance, misinformation, hate campaigns threatening rights advocates, and increased pressure on civic space both online and offline are just some of the developments and trends that remind us that we cannot take fundamental rights for granted – not even in Denmark. Therefore, the Danish civil society faces an important task: to strengthen the defence of fundamental rights in Denmark, increase awareness of and enhance public engagement in rights and EU’s core values (respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law, and human rights).
To support the crucial work of civil society in Denmark on rights, Globalt Fokus and Nyt Europa have launched the Fundamental Rights Initiative (FRi), which, with funding from the EU, will support civil society's public education and campaign efforts, alliance-building with social movements, collective advocacy, capacity-building, and monitoring of the rights situation.
As part of the Fundamental Rights Initiative (FRi), we have now established the FRi Grant, which supports projects and activities that protect and promote fundamental rights and EU’s values in Denmark. The grant is open for application to civil society actors based throughout Denmark, representing established civil society organisations, grassroots movements, and activists working on or interested in working on fundamental rights in Denmark.
In the first round, 13 grants were awarded. In total, approximately 4 million DKK was distributed. An overview of supported projects can be found below.
The second round of the grant is 6.2 million DKK. The total grant amount is approximately 13 million DKK, and there will be more opportunities to apply as FRi runs until the end of 2025.
In addition to the FRi Grant, the Fundamental Rights Initiative works to strengthen alliances and networks within civil society, build capacity, and engage in collective advocacy and campaigns.
Read the grant guidelines carefully before applying.
In the guidelines you will find important information about the grant's priorities as well as descriptions of the requirements, formalities, application and processing process.
Applications are processed by a grant committee, which you can read more about in the guidelines.
The second round of the grant is 6.2 million DKK.
Applications can be submitted in Danish or English. Applicants can expect to receive a response within 10 weeks of the deadline via email.
Up until the deadline for each application round, Global Focus and Nyt Europa offer a series of events and four writing workshops to prepare applicants for applying for the grant. The purpose is to present the grant guidelines and to brainstorm and pitch project ideas. At all events, we will engage in a joint dialogue about what we as civil society can do to strengthen fundamental rights and how the EU can be used to promote the human rights agenda both in Europe and globally.
Of the four writing workshops, one will be online, two with physical participation in Copenhagen and one with physical participation in Aarhus. Further details and dates will be published on this page and in the Global Focus calendar, which you can find via the link below.
We know that grant guidelines can be confusing at times, which is why we have made it easy for you to apply for the FRi Grant. Need clarification on the guidelines? Then reach out to us. We are available to answer questions and are happy to read through a draft application to guide you.
Contact the Grant Advisor: Naghmeh Mahmoudi Kashani
Phone: +45 42 63 29 87 (weekdays 11-14)
The Assessment Committee
Global Focus and Nyt Europa have established an assessment committee for the FRi Fund, consisting of representatives from large and small civil society organisations in Denmark. The assessment committee will ensure impartiality and substantiated distribution of funding.
The committee's task is to evaluate applications for the FRi Fund and make decisions on which projects receive grants. Committee members are nominated by their respective organisations and formally appointed by the steering group of Global Focus.
The assessment committee consists of:
Christoffer Ulrik Badse, Senior Legal Advisor, UNICEF
Dijana Dix Omerbasic, Manager, RED+, Red Center mod Æresrelaterede Konflikter
Ditte Bjerregaard, Director for Center for Magtanalyse
Lisa Blinkenberg, Senior Advisor, Amnesty International Danmark
Marek Azoulay Jørgensen, Board member at danskdansk
Theis Dencker, Capacity building and learning specialist, CISU
In case of irregularities in the administration of a FRi-grant: