UN Trust Fund for Indigenous People

UN Trust Fund for Indigenous People

2012 Call for Proposal


The UN Trust Fund for the Second Decade was established to promote, support and implement the objectives of the Decade. The Fund will give priority to projects concerning the main areas of the Second Decade: culture, education, health, human Rights, the environment and social and economic development. The Advisory Group for the Trust Fund for the Second Decade consists of members of the Permanent Forum's Bureau.


Who can apply for it?

NGOs working for indigenous peoples can apply for small grants from the UN Trust Fund.


Grant Size -

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


Deadline -

Applications for grants under the Small Grants Programme under the Second Decade will be accepted between 1 July 2011 and 1 September 2011.


Where to apply -

Applications are to be submitted to:


The proposal will be assessed by the Bureau of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in December 2011 and successful applicants will receive notice thereafter. A list of NGOs awarded grants will also be posted on UN website.


Note -

1.  Use of enclosed application form is mandatory, and all information must be submitted as requested in the application form.

2.     Project must have a focus on indigenous peoples.

3.     Projects will be disregarded if the required information is not present.

4.    Additional information pertaining to the proposal will not be accepted beyond the deadline of submission.

5.  Applications submitted outside of this time period or to other email addresses will not be considered for funding

Important Note -

Please, do not send unsolicited emails or mail seeking funding support to donor agencies. This will discredit your NGO and can also bring bad reputation to you as an individual as well as a NGO.

Fund raising is a competitive process and you need to follow ethics and not spam donor emails with long, unrelated requests for fund / grant support. If you just keep sending emails seeking support without knowing your donor, your chances of raising funds for your NGO will be drastically reduced and you may be blacklisted as a spammer.

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