Deadline has expired.

The deadline for this opportunity has now expired. For more information about the House-to-House Project Fund, click here.

Eligible project countries

HRHF welcomes applications for projects which address relevant human rights issues in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina. HRHF welcomes all Human Rights Houses, their member organisations as well as organisations and actors from outside of the network to apply for funding.

Eligible applicants

The House-to-House Project Fund 2023 is designed to support collaborative projects implemented by Human Rights House network members in collaboration with other civil society organisations.

To qualify for support, project partners must be:

  • A Human Rights House or a member organisation of a Human Rights House

and one or more of the following:

  • Another Human Rights House
  • A member organisation of another Human Rights House
  • A civil society organisation, actor, individual from outside of the network

Human Rights Houses and member organisations of Human Rights Houses can only be main applicants in 2 projects. They can, however, join projects where another organisation is the lead partner.

Eligible projects

Eligible projects must promote and protect the freedoms of association, assembly, or expression and the freedom to be a human rights defender. In 2023, HRHF will prioritise support to projects which specifically focus on one of the following:

  1. Network-wide human rights education and capacity building activities
  2. Commemoration of 25th anniversary of the UN Declaration on human rights defenders and the 10th anniversary of the UN General Assembly’s resolution on protecting women human rights defenders
  3. Building resilience of human rights organisations through promotion of wellbeing and healthy organisational culture

HRHF will prioritise support to the projects which include one or more of the following components:

  • Propose new partnerships, including with individuals, movements and actors beyond the network and traditional human rights organisations, also actors working outside of the capital cities
  • Focus on regional human rights issues and aim to positively address human rights challenges in the Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and/or Western Balkans
  • Support women, children, minorities and people in remote areas.
  • Propose cost-sharing or in-kind contributions by applicant organisations (i.e. – meeting room space, accommodation in House-owned premises, co-funding, etc.;) and
  • Make use of existing resources within the network of Human Rights Houses, such as reports, exhibitions, booklets, education material of ILIA programme, etc. 

Project implementation period

Project implementation period is May-December 2023 with no possibility for extension.

Project budget

HRHF welcomes applications of up to 15.000 EUR where organisations from one or two countries are involved in project implementation. Projects that involve organisations from three or more countries of the network can have a budget of up to 25.000 EUR.

Eligible costs

In addition to specific items necessary to implement the project (such as, but not limited to, workshops, conferences, travel, materials production, translation), applications may include the following costs:


The application may include salary costs if the nature of the project is dependent on human resources.

Overhead and other administrative costs

Office rent and other overhead costs may be included if necessary for project implementation. Additional project administration costs, such as accounting or project management, may also be included.

Please note: applications may not include funds for commercial activities, activities not related to the project or contingency funds.