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IHEU is opening applications for IHEU Member Organizations to apply to become a 2018 “Regional Humanist Hub“. Grants will be awarded for work in capacity-building and the promotion of humanism.

[UPDATE: IHEU awards 6 grants to “Humanist Regional Hubs”]

Last year the IHEU awarded 7 grants for a total of £6000 to support projects and events promoting humanism and the work of humanist organizations.

Our priority region for 2018 is Africa. However, we will consider all applications from IHEU Member Organizations in Asia and Latin America as well, where humanism is most under-represented.

In this second round of grants, launching in January 2018, up to £4,000 (approximately US $5,200) is available for new activities, and up to two grants of £1,000 (US $ 1,300) are available to support the organization of new humanist events.



Activities will be proposed by eligible IHEU Member Organizations. For example, activities might include developing a new online presence, the provision or procurement of necessary training, translation of humanist materials into local languages, or investment in outreach or campaigns on key humanist issues… But these are just ideas!

We want to encourage innovative thinking, and in particular to meet specific local/regional needs. We are accepting applications for any activity which meet some or all of our key criteria:

  • to support the growth and development of Humanism in your region;
  • to promote Humanism in your region;
  • to network and share information within your region.

Proposals should take into account or attempt to address specific regional needs, and producing content or operating in local language(s).


Events, such as conferences or public meetings, likewise should fulfil the same criteria. Events should have as wide a public interest as possible and the plan should include publicity and live-streaming of the event for a wider audience.

To apply

Applications must be made on behalf of IHEU Member Organizations (not individuals). If your organization is still not member of the IHEU, you can apply for membership from our website:

If you are interested in applying, please email in the first instance, broadly describing your ideas with an initial estimate of costs to verify that your project is eligible for a grant.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 11 March 2018 and we will aim to make a decision on grants to be awarded by Friday 30 March 2018.

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