Our Grants

Grant Making

NAFODU supports Community Based Organizations, Foundations, and Associations with small grants to implement small-scale Human Rights, democracy and good governance, peace, freedom of expression and safety of journalists as well as women and youth Projects. Projects may include Capacity Building (Training in human rights, training Journalists in safety and security) Empowering Women and Youth, fundraising and resource mobilization, building Networks, advocacy and other activities that can contribute to the achievement of NAFODU Mission  

Application for Grants

The National Foundation for Democracy and Human Rights in Uganda (NAFODU) considers applications for grants twice yearly in June and December. The Board considers applications for small grants between $500-$5000. If you do wish to submit a grant application, please follow the grant guidelines to submit your application. All applications must be submitted in hard copy and by email. Please read the applications guidelines carefully. Any applications which do not meet the application guidelines will not be accepted. If you have any further queries please contact the Grants Manager on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Please note that the Foundation does not award grants for capital expenditures like the purchase of land and conferences 

Funding Procedure

The National Foundation for Democracy and Human Rights in Uganda (NAFODU) welcomes grant applications from Community Based Organizations, Foundations or Associations for projects which fall within the funding remit of the Foundation. 

The Foundation provides small grants for community-based projects focussing on Human Rights, Democracy, Good Governance, Justice and Peace, Freedom of Expression and the Press, women and youth empowerment. The Foundation funds a variety of activities which include Capacity building, seminars, publications, research and advocacy 

Application Guidelines

• Applications must be made on the current application forms which can be obtained from the Grants Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

• Applications must be made in accordance with the application deadlines which will be advised directly by the Grants Manager in response to a request for the current application form. 

• In general, applications for small grants may be required to be submitted up to 4 months in advance of the specific funding meetings. 

• Once an application for funds is complete, you are required to submit three copies in accordance with the application deadlines. If less than three copies are submitted then the application will not be accepted. 

• In addition, an electronic copy of the completed application form must be submitted by email. 

• Please note that all questions on the application form must be answered fully and clearly. If the application is not answered fully and clearly your application is liable not to be considered by the Board.

• On receipt of an application, the Foundation reserves the right to review and request further information prior to the application being submitted to the Board for consideration. 

• The Foundation reserves the right not to submit an application for funding to the Board should it, in its entire discretion, consider that the application does not meet the requirements of the Foundation. 

• The Foundation will require a brief project report and a brief statement of financial account indicating how the grant money has been used from all successful applicants. 

• The Foundation will require an acknowledgment which reflects the Foundation’s contribution on all funded projects. Acknowledgment wording and details of the proposed context of the acknowledgment should be forwarded to the Foundation for approval prior to any publication. Any credit should also include the Foundation’s logo – which can be forwarded on request.  

About NAFODU

The National Foundation for Democracy and Human Rights in Uganda (NAFODU) is a civic non-partisan, not profit-making, non-governmental organization, registered under the Non-Governmental Organization Registration statute of Uganda.

Our Address

Plot 6 Bwankosya Road, Associations House
P.O. Box 977 - Kabale (Western Uganda)
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Phone: +256-701 190533
Mobile: +256-774 190533
Website: http://www.nafodu.or.ug