UNSCAR: UN Trust Facility Supporting Cooperation on Arms Regulation

UNSCAR is a flexible multi-donor fund for supporting implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and the Programme of Action on small arms and light weapons (PoA).


  • To fund high-quality, high-impact activities
  • To improve effectiveness through better coordination, monitoring and matching of resources
  • To promote increased sustainability through more predictable sources of funding


UNSCAR Call for Proposals

The result of the 2015-2016 applications window will be communicated individually to all applicants in November . The next Call for Proposals will open for June/July 2016 .

UNSCAR also funds special-circumstances projects , which aim to provide rapid response to emergency situations. Such project proposals can be submitted all year round . (inquiries:  unscar-unoda@un.org )


Who is eligible for funding?

UN CASA partners, international/regional organizations, NGOs, research institutes. Governments wishing to apply for funds through the Facility should work with eligible organisations.


Eligible assistance proposals should:

  • be consistent with the objectives of UNSCAR
  • not exceed $200,000
  • be presented by an eligible implementing partner
  • have a minimum implementation period of one year and a maximum of two years

Project monitoring and reporting

All recipients of funds from UNSCAR have to submit interim and final narrative and financial reports.


Contact: unscar-unoda@un.org