The United Nations Democracy Fund invites civil society organizations to apply for funding for projects to
advance and support democracy. Project proposals may be submitted on-line between 15 November 2014 and
31 December 2014 at www.un.org/democracyfund. You can find guidelines, FAQs and lessons learned from
previous rounds at http://www.un.org/democracyfund/application-materials.

The United Nations Democracy Fund invites civil society organizations to apply for funding for projects to
advance and support democracy. Project proposals may be submitted on-line between 15 November 2014 and
31 December 2014 at www.un.org/democracyfund. You can find guidelines, FAQs and lessons learned from
previous rounds at http://www.un.org/democracyfund/application-materials.

Those who plan to apply are strongly encouraged to visit this page as soon as possible to familiarize yourself
with what is required. Only on-line applications in either English or French will be accepted.

UNDEF supports projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the
participation of all groups in democratic processes. The large majority of UNDEF funds go to local civil society
organizations -- both in the transition and consolidation phases of democratization. In this way, UNDEF plays
a novel and distinct role in complementing the UN`s other work -- the work with Governments -- to strengthen
democratic governance around the world.

This is the Eighth Round to be launched by UNDEF, which provides grants of up to US$300,000 per project.
UNDEF has supported more than 500 projects in over 110 countries at a total amount of over US$160 million.
Proposals are subject to a highly rigorous and competitive selection process, with fewer than two per cent
chosen for funding. Projects are two years long and fall under one or more of six main areas:


 Community development
 Rule of law and human rights
 Tools for democratization
 Women’s empowerment
 Youth empowerment
 Media

To learn more about UNDEF, go to www.un.org/democracyfund.