Climate and Environmental Justice Special Grants


Organisation:  FRIDA

Apply By:  23 Jul . 2017


Climate and Environmental Justice Special Grants
 

With the aim of ensuring that young feminists and young women are supported in continuing to play an active role in the global transition towards justice and sustainability; FRIDA is launching a special grant round for young feminist and young women-led groups focused on Climate and Environmental Justice in targeted regions and countries.

Undo And Mitigate The Effects Of Climate Change And Environmental Degradation.

Yet, as noted by FRIDA community at the UN climate negotiations, women, and young women in particular, often remain on the margins of decision-making and forums on these issues.

FRIDA recognizes that climate change and environmental degradation constitute a significant threat to human and our planet’s well-being, and that these threats disproportionately impact on women’s well-being, survival and livelihoods. With the aim of ensuring that young feminists and young women are supported in continuing to play an active role in the global transition towards justice and sustainability; FRIDA is launching a special grant round for young feminist and young women-led groups focused on Climate and Environmental Justice in targeted regions and countries.

Who can Apply

Groups founded or led by young women or trans* youth (under 30 years) that are committed to ALL of the following:

1) Advancing and defending women’s rights from a feminist perspective

2) Improving the lives of young women/trans* youth at local, national, regional or international levels;

3) Working towards climate and/or environmental justice, understood as defending a clean, healthy and safe environment while at the same time defending the rights of the most marginalized sectors, including women, indigenous groups, and/or others;

Inclusive organizing, collective action and feminist and/or environmental movement building

Groups founded in the past 6 years (i.e. your group was formed between 2011 – 2017)

Groups based in:

Pacific Island Countries and Territories, including: American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, New Caledonia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna.

Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.

Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, DRC, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Latin America: Bolivia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay.

Central Europe: Georgia.

If you are based in a Global South country that is not listed here, we urge you to apply to our next regular grant round in November/December of this year, where we will include dedicated Climate and Environmental Justice grants. Young feminist groups from across the Global South that work for climate and environmental justice will be eligible to apply.

Priorities:

  • Special focus on frontline and young women environmental rights defenders. Groups, networks, or collectives that are diverse in their membership and made up of and/or working with socially marginalized young women especially: refugees, ethnic, national and caste minorities, rural women, urban poor, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, women living with HIV/AIDS, sex workers, women with disabilities, women living in armed conflicts and post conflict zones.
  • Small, emerging grassroots groups, networks, or collectives with little or no access to funding from larger donors.
  • Groups, networks, or collectives that are working on emerging or issues that have not received prior funding.
  • Groups, networks, or collectives located in remote underserved areas.
  • Groups using creative and innovative strategies to further their activism (including art, music, culture, poetry, social media etc.).

Amount & Length

Funding amount and length: FRIDA makes grants of up to $5,000 USD. They are flexible grants that can be used for general support and/or projects* to be used over a period of 12 months and are open to renewal.

Applications must be received by: July 23rd 2017.

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