The Terra Viva Grants Directory develops and manages information about grants for agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources in the world's developing countries.

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Co-Creation Hub — Business Ideas for a better Africa

The Diaspora Challenge seeks scalable business solutions to social challenges in Africa. The challenge invites proposals in three thematic areas, including one on clean and affordable energy. The winning ideas will receive prototype funding of US$ 15 thousand, seed investment and mentorship to put their idea into action. Only Africans in diaspora are eligible. Ideas […]

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Canada Fund for Local Initiatives — Grants Cycle 2018-2019: Haiti

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives offers short-term funding to community groups, NGOs, people’s organizations — and in exceptional cases, to international NGOs and government institutions — for small projects addressing empowerment, capacity-building, economic, environmental, and social development issues in Haiti. Proposals should have a budget of approximately CAN$15 thousand to CAN$40 thousand for six […]

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Smogathon — Technology to Fight Air Pollution

Smogathon aims to fight air pollution through technology. Start-ups will compete for $15 thousand in cash and a contract to implement their innovation in Krakow, Poland. Smogathon welcomes participation from any group worldwide that works as a registered company, start-up, foundation, or research group with a legal entity. The finalists will compete in Krakow during […]

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FoodForward — Global Foodtech Accelerator 2018

The FoodForward Global Foodtech Accelerator 2018 is open for applications. The Program seeks startups with innovative solutions and international partners to improve agrifood and retail sectors. Selected projects will receive an economic contribution of €20 thousand, office space, mentorship and networking opportunities. Eligibility extends to Italian and foreign companies and individuals. The application deadline is […]

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Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards — Edition 2019

Cartier supports women entrepreneurs who lead social enterprises in their early phases that have potential to grow significantly. Cartier reviews applications from Latin America, North America, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East & North Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region. Previous laureates have included several whose work links to environment and related issues, e.g., product recycling, […]

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Hello Tomorrow — Global Startup Challenge (5th edition)

The Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge seeks startup from all around the world that use advanced technology to answer a societal or industrial challenge. The challenge includes one category for startups that focus on energy, food, agriculture & environment, among 10 others. The grand prize is €100 thousand for the best early-stage startup. The best early-stage […]

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German Government — International Climate Initiative 2019

Germany’s International Climate Initiative supports projects on climate change mitigation and adaptation, and biodiversity projects that have climate relevance. The IKI is open to a broad range of participants from Germany and abroad. It supports projects carried out in partner countries by federal implementing agencies, NGOs, business enterprises, universities and research institutes, and by international […]

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Kingdom of Bahrain — King Hamad Award for Sustainable Development

The kingdom of Bahrain seeks youth contribution and projects that enable youth participation for the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The first category of the King Hamad Award is open to individuals (under the age of 30) or a youth-focused entity that develop initiatives to end poverty and hunger, protect the planet natural […]

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United Nations Development Program — Youth Leadership Programme Arab States

The Youth Leadership Programme (YLP4) Lebanon supports and empowers young change-makers to design and implement innovative solutions for sustainable development. (Note: This may include one or more focus areas of the Terra Viva Grants Directory). Participants will receive training and mentorship to develop their ideas, whether these be social enterprises, nonprofits, NGOs, initiatives, or campaigns. […]

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Ashoka — ChangemakerXchange for Social Innovators in Europe & the Middle East

The ChangemakerXchange Summit in the Greece will bring together 25 top young changemakers across civil society, media, the corporate sector, government, and more. The aim of the summit is to build a cross-sectoral network of changemakers that work together to address societal issues in a collaborative manner. Eligibility extends to participants who lead, co-lead, have […]

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