Radical Action Grants Autumn 2016 Round Opens
It has been a fantastic summer of direct action all around Aotearoa.
- from Peace Action Wellington's community blockade of the Weapon's conference, to huge actions shutting down central Auckland to hinder the signing of the TPPA , to dildo throwing, the summer has been busy!
There have been great numbers of people taking action on this issues that
matter to them, and if you have ideas on environmental and climate actions
you would like to see in your town, then please apply for a Radical Action
Grant if you need a bit of funding.
The Autumn 2016 Radical Action Grant round is now open. The round closes at
midnight on Tuesday 31 May 2016.
Radical Action Grants (RAG) support radical grassroots environmental
activism – especially climate activism – in Aotearoa.
Aimed at groups less able to access conventional sources of funding, our
grants can give your inspirational and thought provoking project – and
shoestring budget – a much needed boost. We want to encourage groups to
take action to change our society and your community.
Please go to http://radicalactiongrants.wordpress.com/apply/ and use the
application form provided. It asks for the following information:
- A brief introduction to your group, including how long you have been
running and what climate/environmental issues you are working on
- How much you are applying for (maximum $500) and what the funds
would be used for
- Your contact details
- Your group's bank account details
- Name and contact details for two referees who are not in your group
Grants will be given to upcoming projects and New Zealand-based groups
only. Grants are intended to support materials, travel, publishing, and
other expenses incurred in pursuing a particular project, rather than
on-going or administrative expenses. We do not support campaigns for local
candidates (however fabulous).
We'll get back to you by Tuesday 21 June to let you know if you have been
successful. If your group is successful, we will get the funds to you by
Tuesday 12 July 2016.
Your group must be willing to be identified as a recipient and provide a
short report, including photos where possible, within six months of
receiving the grant.
Support Radical Action Grants
More than ever we need real climate action. Radical Action Grants support
communities who make that happen.
Radical Action Grants are funded entirely by donations. If you would like
to give to environmental and climate work in Aotearoa New Zealand, a
donation to Radical Action Grants is a great way to make your dollars count.
Kiwibank account: Radical Action Grants 38-9012-0085495-00.
Please write ‘RAG’ in the reference field and although anonymous donations
are welcome, we’d appreciate it if you include your surname in the
reference field, and email us on firstname.lastname@example.org so we can
say thank you and email you a receipt.
Please see http://radicalactiongrants.wordpress.com/donate/ for information
on other ways to donate.
The next round will be in Spring this year, thanks to the fantastic and
ongoing support of our donors.