Freedom House invites applications for funding and support from local, registered non-governmental organizations based in Turkey that seek to expand civic engagement on a local level through building partnerships with local municipality offices in Turkey. The “Civic Space Empowerment” grants program will serve the following objectives: - To provide financial support to cross-cutting grassroots initiatives that engage journalists, lawyers, human rights defenders, and other activists that seek to strengthen cooperation between local civil society organizations, communities, and municipalities to advance fundamental freedoms in Turkey; - To provide essential technical support, assistance, and tools to local grassroots initiatives in order to leverage their impact to develop projects in response to openings and opportunities in the aftermath of the previous municipal elections in Turkey; - To help improve initiatives focusing on promoting fundamental freedoms in Turkey through local community engagement. Freedom House will select up to five (5) initiatives for up to $10,000 in funding each For more information, please click.
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