Young feminists are on the frontlines of efforts to resist, 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.
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;
Groups based in:
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.
Who is NOT supported
Who is not supported:
Applications that DO NOT fit criteria will not be considered or reviewed. If you are not sure if you fit basic criteria, please take a look at our Climate and Environmental Justice grant round FAQ. In case your question is not included, please email us at email@example.com and we will make sure to respond at the earliest convenience.
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.
*Please Note: FRIDA recognizes the value of general support and encourages groups to prioritize resources according to their own needs. For example some groups may consider using FRIDA funds to cover staff, administration, or organizational costs while others may use funds to support establishing infrastructure or project related costs.
The selection for this Special Grant round will be made in two stages: a peer-review evaluation process, followed by a participatory voting process. For more information on the details of this process, check out the Climate and Environmental Justice grant round FAQ.
All grantees will be required to sign a grant agreement, which will outline accounting, reporting, and other terms and conditions regarding how funds will be distributed. Grantees will be required to be in regular communication with FRIDA staff and will be required to share regular updates of their work. Further details on reporting will be provided after grants have been approved.
HOW to APPLY
Thank you for your interest! We are no longer accepting applications for this special grant round.