UN Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery – Grants cycle 2021

Requests for funding should be submitted following the Guidelines of the Fund E | F | S

In general, applications are received by the Fund’s secretariat in the spring every year, to be considered by the Board of Trustees at their November session. During its session, the Board reviews the narrative and financial reports on the use of previous grants, adopts recommendations on applications for new grants, meets with donors and project leaders of funded organisations, and adopts other relevant recommendations on the activities of the Fund.

Grants awarded in November are to be used during the following year, in the period between January and December.


From 2013 onwards, the call for applications is launched and opened between 15 January and 1 March of every year.

The grant cycle for the year 2021 is as follows:

  • Deadline for the submission of project applications for 2021: 1 March 2020
  • Annual session of Board of Trustees: 23-27 November 2020
  • Disbursement of 2021 grant: February/March 2021.

Submission of Financial and Narrative reports on the use of 2020 grant: 1 March 2021

​Information on the Slavery Fund


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Mission Statement of the Fund
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Video Testimony of Victims of Slavery and Trustees of the Fund

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The Human Faces of Modern Slavery in English (PDF)

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Slavery-related documents
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