The Global HEY Climate Fund aims to assist three selected young climate activists on their projects. All Applicants must submit their project proposal and the top three (3) proposals will be awarded a grant towards their projects.
The selected projects will be rewarded five thousand ($5000) USD each. After being awarded this grant, recipients will update and show results of their projects to the Evaluation Committee of the Ashley Lashley Foundation.
Our HEY Global Climate Fund is open to the public and to members of the HEY Campaign. Applicants who are not a part of the HEY Campaign but are recipients of the grant are required to join the HEY Campaign to expand its global reach.
Requirements / Criteria
- Applicants must submit a proposal based on a project, or idea surrounding the topics: Climate Change and Health, Climate Change and Gender, Climate Advocacy and Climate Entrepreneurship.
- To be eligible for this grant, all applicants must be between the ages of thirteen (13) and twenty-seven (27).
- Shortlisted applicants must be prepared to conduct an interview between 14th September to 16th September 2022, with The Ashley Lashley Foundation’s Evaluation Committee where applicants are to present their project or idea. Three projects will be selected and awarded a grant of $5000 USD.
The deadline to submit all applications is September 9th 2022. Passionate individuals are encouraged to apply based on topics which fall under any of the following:
- Climate Change and Health
This would see projects or ideas which showcase the linkage between the change in climate and its effects on health including waterborne diseases, increase mental health awareness or diet and nutrition, amongst others.
- Climate Change and Gender
This would see projects or ideas which have made the linkage between climate change and gender highlighting solutions to which would address the vulnerabilities faced by vulnerable groups within the climate crisis. These projects or ideas would see to raise awareness and solutions with gender at its core.
- Climate Advocacy
Under climate advocacy, the applicant(s) projects or ideas must be able to demonstrate how they have been or will be using their voices and unified voices within their communities. These projects or ideas must be focused on impacts and outcomes, aiding to unite the climate action call nationally, regionally and internationally.
- Climate Entrepreneurship
With a focus on entrepreneurship and innovation in the climate change sphere, projects or ideas including renewable energy; energy efficiency and sustainability; environmental engineering; climate adaptation; resilient and clean technologies; carbon reduction; food production; design; or other innovative fields addressing climate challenges today and in the future.
This fund is open globally and is extended to countries which are a part of the following regions:
- The Caribbean
- Latin America
- North America
Applications should be submitted using this link.
Any applications submitted to the Foundation’s email will not be considered. If there are any difficulties uploading or submitting, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Consent will be needed from each applicant and also from the parent/guardian of anyone under the age of 18 years old. Information submitted will remain confidential and within the organization and among the evaluations committee.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The HEY Campaign is dedicated to the promotion of a better environment for children and young people. At present we are focused on persons younger than 27 years old and older than 13 years old to be champions for climate and health. Priority will be given to those who are within this age range during this process.
Yes! The call for applications is open to everyone, both members and non-members of The HEY Campaign. If you have been chosen to be a recipient of this fund you are asked to join and become a HEY Ambassador. We encourage each of our applicants who are not members to register to become HEY Ambassadors.
You can Apply Here
At this stage of the process a detailed budget for your proposal is not necessary as the grant will only be $5000 USD.
Yes! Proposals can be submitted as a group. However, one member of the group should be chosen to submit the proposal.
One (1) proposal is to be submitted per person/ group.