Digital Defenders Partnership (DPP) Sustainable Protection Fund for Sub-Saharan Africa


Application Deadline: 24th July 2022.

The Sustainable Protection Fund aims to help human rights organisations or collectives build their long-term digital security capacities. This year, the grant provides up to €15,000 and aims to support more organisations for activities that reach a maximum of one year.

The Sustainable Protection Fund covers a number of costs which contribute to strengthening an organisation or collective’s capacity to respond to digital threats. These can include, for example:

  • New computers, servers, or hosting for data or websites.
  • Technical support in implementing new systems.
  • Training or accompaniment processes on digital security or other aspects of security and protection.
  • Actions to improve physical security, which support information management and digital security.
  • Measures to address the psychological and psycho-social impacts of digital threats.

Application Process

The Sustainable Protection Fund is open regionally, and the following groups are specifically encouraged to apply:

  • Women human rights defenders and feminist organisations.
  • LGBTQIA+ organisations.
  • Land and environmental rights defenders.
  • Journalists and other actors who make information available to the public.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Sustainable Protection Fund for Sub-Saharan Africa


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