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Grants and subsidies

Open Briefing provides subsidised services by supporting them from our core budget and our analysts occasionally support contracts with pro bono consultancy in order to reduce costs further. We can also help civil society clients access funding from other sources, including:

Oak Foundation

Grantees of the international human rights programme at Oak Foundation can apply to a special beneficiary fund for up to £3,500 towards the cost of our intelligence, security and training services. Please contact the programme’s director for more information.

Front Line Defenders

Eligible human rights defenders can apply for a protection grant of up to €7,500 from Front Line Defenders to help them access our services in order to improve their physical or digital security.

Digital Defenders Partnership

NGOs, media organisations and human rights organisations can apply to the Digital Defenders Partnership (DDP) for a ‘sustainable emergency grant’ of up to €50,000 for cyber security training from Open Briefing. DDP can also offer ‘incidental emergency grants’ of up to €10,000 towards a cyber security audit from Open Briefing.

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We will add to this list as further sources of funding for our services are identified.


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