Western Europe

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Issue Focus

Human Rights, General

$108,779,014 (32%)
171 Grants (9%)

Health and Well-being Rights

$69,393,139 (20%)
226 Grants (12%)

Equality Rights and Freedom from Discrimination

$34,344,006 (10%)
374 Grants (20%)

Population Focus

Children & Youth

$57,749,857 (17%)
392 Grants (21%)

Migrants & Refugees

$53,515,558 (16%)
386 Grants (20%)

People with Disabilities

$31,043,036 (9%)
286 Grants (15%)

Population Focus includes funding explicitly targeted to benefit specific groups and only illustrates those accounting for the largest shares of grant dollars or grants. See Methodology for details on how regional focus and population focus were determined and limitations.

Strategy Focus

Advocacy, Systems Reform and Implementation

$114,289,895 (33%)
532 Grants (28%)

Capacity-building and Technical Assistance

$34,333,514 (10%)
185 Grants (10%)

Research and Documentation

$20,465,856 (6%)
130 Grants (7%)

Figures represent only grants that could be identified as supporting a specific strategy. In addition, grants may employ multiple strategies and would therefore be counted in more than one category.

Sample Grants

  • Comic Relief UK supported Spirit Advocacy in the United Kingdom to empower older people with mental health problems across the Highlands of Scotland to reduce stigma and discrimination and to influence policy and improve services.
  • Oak Foundation supported Norwegian Helsinki Committee in Norway to gather, systematize, analyze and make accessible materials documenting gross human rights violations in the North Caucasus.

Case Studies