The Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) is an independent organization which has built strong partnerships with a diverse set of stakeholders, working in close collaboration to address the most pressing needs of victims, whose crimes fall under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The TFV works in particular with intermediaries who have an established presence on the ground.
To date, the TFV has formed partnerships with international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), local grassroots organizations, women’s associations, faith-based organizations and the private sector. Prior to issuing grants, the TFV carries out extensive field assessments to ensure that potential projects will directly address the harm caused by conflicts where the ICC has jurisdiction, in order to reach the most vulnerable and marginalized victims. The TFV welcomes proposals from intermediaries with expertise in the specific kinds of assistance that such conflicts require; physical and psychological rehabilitation, and material support.
The TFV aims to ensure that each project has the financial resources, technical expertise and oversight required to successfully rehabilitate victims. This is accomplished through the provision of direct implementation grants and technical support, and sub-granting to intermediaries. In recent years, the TFV has developed a dedicated strategy of partner capacity building. This is in order to build the technical and organisational capacities of its implementing partners, so that they may implement, manage and sustain high-quality programming in support of victims. Partner capacity building can serve to strengthen networks of NGOs in the situations where the TFV is currently active, and increase their capacity to provide high-quality rehabilitation and assistance to survivors of war. The TFV also works to strengthen the capacity of grantees, and coordinates efforts to ensure that the selection and management of grants is strategic and coherent.
The confidentiality and security of victims receiving TFV assistance, and the partners administering TFV projects, are of the utmost importance and the TFV endeavours to protect them at all levels of operation. This includes confidential coding systems for project beneficiaries, local capacity building in data protection, and the option for partners to not disclose their association with the TFV if their local security situation warrants extra precaution.
To date, the TFV has worked with over 28 implementing partners in northern Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Currently the TFV is working with 13 active partners. The majority of our partners are local or national organizations with strong community ties, whilst others are international NGOs who are helping us provide capacity building support at grassroots level.
The TFV is currently working with over 30 implementing partners in northern Uganda and the DRC. Most are local or national organizations with strong community ties, and some are international NGOs who are helping us provide capacity building support at the grassroots level. The following is a selection of our current partnerships.