The Climate Action Network Australia (CANA) is seeking applications for its Small Grants Program to support small organising projects that educate and organise new and/or diverse voices to advocate for a rapid transformation to net zero emissions using principles of climate justice.
- Increase support for urgent action to address the climate crisis, by engaging new and diverse members of the Australian community.
- Support projects that will have discernible local impact
- Grow the climate movement by supporting smaller organisations or groups to undertake local or targeted action which supports and strengthens the CANA Network Strategy.
- Strengthen the capacity of grassroots organisations through developing skills in community organising, campaign strategy and fundraising.
- Improve the effectiveness of CANA as a movement institution
- Grants from $500 to $10,000 are available to individuals and organisations.
- The Program is designed to resource grantee’s to run high impact, low cost organising projects. They seek applications for grants of $500 to $5,000, although in exceptional cases, CANA’s Small Grant Program Committee may grant up to $10,000.
Eligibility For Funding
- They prioritise applicants who are smaller local organisations (including local affiliates, branches or action groups associated with larger organisations) over larger organisations with numerous staff. Organisations with greater than $2 million organisational income are excluded.
- They only accept one application per organisation per round from an Australian non-profit organisation or educational institution operating within Australia.
- The project has to educate and organise new and/or diverse voices to advocate for a rapid transformation to net zero emissions using principles of climate justice.
- Priority will be given to projects that:
- Build new relationships in communities most impacted by the climate crisis, empowering them to transition, adapt and create solutions that work for them
- Activate new allies as advocates
- Assist a particular community to understand the urgency of the climate crisis and gain their commitment to leading an organising project
- Help build the skills and capacity of a community or leadership team to deliver outcomes
- Have a clear strategy for delivering ongoing or scaled impact over time and are part of a long term plan for creating change
- Demonstrate that there is clear follow up from your event or campaign
- Demonstrate participant demand if the project includes training or an event
- Demonstrate that the transition is socially and environmentally just – so that all people have access to a safe climate and healthy environment.
- Adhere to the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees under Australian workplace laws, including rates of pay.
For more information, visit https://www.cana.net.au/small_grants