Fledgling Fund: Seeking Proposals on Climate Change & Health

Deadline: 11 September 2017

Fledgling as the part of Special Fund for Rapid Story Deployment, are seeking proposals for short-form, nonfiction, visual stories that focus on the link between climate change and health.

Climate change is an urgent issue with far-reaching impacts. And, while public awareness about climate change has increased, there is a need to do more to highlight the link between climate change and health, particularly the health impacts on already vulnerable populations.

Funding Information

The program will award 3 -5 grants that range from $5K to $10K.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applications from individual filmmakers, media makers and/or from nonprofit organizations working in partnership with media makers are welcomed.
  • Student projects are not eligible.
  • Before receiving a grant, all applicants must have a 501c3 fiscal sponsor based in the United States. This does NOT need to be in place for applicants to submit the application, but it must be in place for the funds to be disbursed.
  • Funding is open to all stages (production, post-production, distribution and outreach) but will give priority to projects that are well positioned to make an impact quickly.
  • Projects that consider:
    • THE STORY: looking for short-form (typically less than ten minutes), non-fiction, compelling, authentic, and timely stories that are journalistic in nature and highlight the link between climate change and health. Projects should have unique power to inspire, educate and mobilize diverse and sometimes overlooked audiences.
    • ISSUE AREA: interested in those projects that highlight the immediate and long-term health impacts of our changing climate. Climate change is an urgent issue and the health effects on individual and communities are wide ranging including increases in diseases related to poorer air and water quality, a greater number of heat related illnesses and deaths, increases in and changing patterns of vector-borne diseases, just to name a few.
    • AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT AND DISTRIBUTION: seeking projects that can be quickly deployed and are looking for thoughtful, ambitious and achievable ideas about using the content. Having nonprofit or other partnerships in place, unique plans to build viewership and timely calls to action will help a project stand out.

How to Apply

Proposals must be submitted online via given website.

Eligible Country: United States

For more information, please visit Fledgling Fund.

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