2017 Call for Applications to the Special Fund of the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture

6 de January, 2017



In 2017, the OPCAT Special Fund will accept project applications aimed at implementing recommendations made by the Sub-Committee on Prevention of Torture after a visit to a State party, provided these recommendations are contained in a report that has been made public in accordance with article 16(2) of OPCAT. The proposed projects should aim to contribute to the implementation of country-specific recommendations on the establishment or effective functioning of national preventive mechanisms.

The maximum amount of a grant is US$ 25,000. The application should reach the OPCAT Fund Secretariat before 1 March 2017. More information…

Past calls for applications


All applicants are requested to agree with the Guidelines for the Applicants and the Grantees and confirm their adherence to them by signing the Application Form. All applicants are requested to submit duly filled and signed Application Form, Budget Form and Banking Information Form to the OPCAT SF Secretariat ( before 1 March 2017.

Guidelines for the Applicants and the Grantees E F S
Application Form (Word) E F S
Budget Form (Excel) E F S
Banking Information Form (Word) E

Upon receipt of the grant, grantees are requested to fill in and sign the receipt form, and return it to the OPCAT SF Secretariat (

Acknowledgment Receipt Form (Word)


All grantees shall provide a narrative and financial report on the use of the grant by 1 March of the year following the year of project implementation.
Narrative Report Form (Word) E F S (Annex 6 to be finalized)
Financial Report Form (Excel) E F S

All grants of US$ 50,000 and above must be audited by a certified external auditor. Grantees whose grants are below US$ 50,000 may be randomly selected for the audit on the use of the grant.

General Audit Requirement (PDF) E

Source: OHCHR

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