We are delighted to announce that Oak Foundation has renewed our core grant at £450,000 over three years. This unrestricted funding will allow us to deliver our strategic plan and evolve the global and transformative nature of our work while investing in the institutional development needed to keep us on a sustainable footing over the long term.
At the same time, the National Endowment for Democracy has renewed our grant at $317,700 over 12 months. In a vote of confidence in our innovative work, the NED board has brought our renewal forward by three months and nearly trebled the award compared to 2019-20. The grant will allow us to provide funded support directly to at-risk defenders, collectives and civil society organisations in the global south, plus multi-lingual resources to support as many civic actors as possible around the world.
The Oak and NED grants mean that we can formally launch three new programmes of funded support, open resources, and collaboration and engagement, alongside our long-running consultancy and training programme.
Finally, Ford Foundation has awarded us project funding of £9,985 to expand the number of languages that our Holistic Security Protocol for Human Rights Defenders is available in to 18 and produce guidance notes for each of the 23 measures included in the Protocol.
This success puts us in a strong position at a very difficult time to expand our support to those defenders and organisations most at risk.