Guidelines for Standard Intervention


Applicants seeking a standard intervention by the Foundation in support of their activities must submit a written request in Arabic, English or French that meets the below-mentioned guidelines.



Please send your application in a 'word' format to the following email address:

You can download the application form here.


Preliminary considerations:

  • The amount of funding requested may not exceed € 40,000. It usually falls between € 5,000 and € 30,000.
  • The maximum duration of support is 12-18 months.
  • The request is such that it cannot be supported under the same conditions by another national, regional or international organisation.
  • The Foundation reserves the right to ask for any other explanation/documentation to the candidates if needed and to decide on whether it will provide full or partial support.

The guidelines governing standard interventions are as follows:

1. Introduction

  • Indication of the amount of funding required. Present a budget or provide explanations relating to the cost of the project or the needs to be financed.
  • Explanation of the urgency of the needs (risks) – if there is urgency – and the period / duration of the support.

2. The legal profile of the applicant

  • A short presentation of the organization making the application.
  • A short presentation of the origin and the establishment of the association (registration).
  • A short description of the composition and structure of the association.
  • A short summary of activities accomplished in the past.

3. The financial profile of the applicant

  • Indication of the total amount of income and expenses for the previous year. If possible, please enclose your last annual report.
  • Presentation of a complete list of past and present donors.
  • Indication of whether the applicant has had funding problems in the past and the specific the reasons.

4. The request for funding

  • A short description of the project or the activity for which funding is requested.
  • Indication of the extent the project compliments the projects which have already been set up by other NGOs working on the issue in the region? Specifications about the innovative nature of the project or activity.
  • Indication whether the applicant has presented this application to other potential donors. If so, applicant has to provide the name of the donor, the amount requested and provide information as to the results of applicant’s efforts to secure funding – whether positive or negative and  the reasons. 

5. References

  • Presenting a list of all human rights organizations and/or groups with whom the applicants are working or collaborating in the country and beyond within the framework of the applicant’s activities.
  • indication of any references or partners/contact persons who may be contacted by the EMHRF for assistance or recommendation of  the application

⇒ The application should not exceed approx. 10 pages. The candidates can express themselves freely in their application and are free to provide further details.

All requests, including those which are denied, receive a written reply. Even when an application is denied, the EMHRF Secretariat may follow-up if another organisation is in a position to support the applicant’s request.