Actors for change: second call for proposals

October 22, 2013

Actors for Change is a program aimed at increasing opportunities for free expression for journalists, cultural activists and Human Rights Defenders in Central America, as well as improving their safety. The program is pleased to announce its second call for proposals this year.

Actors for Change will support innovative ideas and edgy initiatives that involve working with ICT and media. It will be considered a plus if the project is implemented in alliance with other local organizations (women, indigenous, youth and rural sectors).

The call is open from November 1st until December 6. Civil society organizations, journalists and social communicators are encouraged to apply. This is a unique fund aiming to support small initiatives throughout the region.

The focus areas of this call are:

1. improving the conditions for freedom of expression in Central America, including artistic and cultural expression

2.  promoting the safety and security of Human Rights Defenders

Along with the grants, the program seeks to protect and expand the space for free expression in Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua by amplifying the voices of those who dare to speak out, protecting them when necessary and developing their capacity to operate safely and efficiently.

Actors for Change is supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation (SIDA) and implemented by Hivos and various local partners.

For general instructions regarding how to apply, please download the General Basis document and ‘Formato de Aplicación’ (only in Spanish) from the right sidebar.