The Lifeline Embattled CSO Assistance Fund provides emergency financial assistance to civil society organizations (CSOs) under threat or attack, and rapid response advocacy grants targeting broader threats to civil society and freedom of association and assembly. 


 
PHOTO CREDIT:  © OLEG MATSEKH

PHOTO CREDIT:  © OLEG MATSEKH

Lifeline provides small, short-term emergency grants to CSOs threatened because of their human rights work.

These grants can address: security, medical expenses, legal representation, prison visits, trial monitoring, temporary relocation, equipment replacement, and other urgently needed expenses.

Long-term support, core costs, and programmatic expenses are not covered.

Emergency Assistance >

PHOTO CREDIT:  © NIMAI CHANDRA GHOSH

PHOTO CREDIT:  © NIMAI CHANDRA GHOSH

Lifeline rapid response advocacy grants give local CSOs the resources to push back against closures of civic space as they arise.

Lifeline advocacy grants are highly flexible, and can support a wide variety of activities, such as community mobilization, policy and legal advocacy, civil society coalition building, strategic litigation, awareness raising campaigns, advocacy capacity building, and security and protection training.

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Photo Credit:  © Ammar Adbulrassool

Photo Credit:  © Ammar Adbulrassool

Lifeline is a consortium of 7 international NGOs with expertise in supporting the rights of civil society organizations and human rights defenders across the world. Lifeline consortium partners include: CIVICUS, Forum-Asia, Freedom House (consortium lead), Front Line Defenders, the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), People in Need (PIN), and the Swedish International Liberal Centre (SILC).

Lifeline is supported by 18 governments and 2 foundations.

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