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

United States Agency for International Development — Support for Commercializing Non-timber Forest Products in Zimbabwe

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks to sustainably commercialize non-timber forest products in order to increase alternative income sources, improve natural resource management practices in Zimbabwe. The overall aim of this activity is to improve the resilience of vulnerable and marginalized communities (particularly women and youth). USAID will support both agricultural and environmental objectives that would positively impact climate change adaptation, sustainable forestry, biodiversity protection, and the mitigation of human-wildlife conflict. The overall estimated amount of funding is US$13 million. The closing date for applications is 28 February 2022. Know more

OPEC Fund for International Development — Young Professional Development Program

The Young Professional Development Program (YPDP) is a two-year program designed to prepare young professionals from OPEC Fund member countries for a career in global development. The themes include poverty reduction, energy and sustainable development, environment, and other related science and technology fields. YPDP offers training, coaching and mentoring, the opportunity to experience different departments and access to professional networks. To be selected for the program, applicants must be 30 years of age (or younger) and hold a Master’s degree. The deadline for applications is 28 February 2022. More about the YPDP

Repsol Foundation — Energy Transition

The Repsol Foundation supports entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs that provide technological solutions to meet the challenges of the Energy Transition. The Foundation invites startups that have passed the pre-commercial phase and reached the testing phase with real customers to apply to the Entrepreneurs Fund. The Fund provides financial aid of up to €100 thousand and mentorship from former Repsol employees for one year. Repsol invites startups from all over the world to participate. The program supports industrial technology solutions in low carbon energy technologies, biotechnology, renewable energies, and natural solutions for reducing the carbon footprint. The application deadline is 01 March 2022. Entrepreneurs Fund

World Bank Group — Youth Summit 2022

The World Bank Group seeks applications for the Youth Summit 2022 under the theme “Unlocking the Power of Inclusion for Equitable Growth”. The Summit empowers youth to explore innovative ideas to social, environmental, and economic challenges. Participants shall provide innovative and concrete solutions that showcase the role of the youth in environmental inclusion (e.g. Climate Change Mitigation, Adaptation, Climate Smart Technologies). The competition is open to individuals or teams not exceeding four people, aged 18 – 35. Participants must be nationals from World Bank member countries. Selected teams will be mentored by experts, have access to a network of leading professionals and young social entrepreneurs, participate in virtual events and workshops, and receive seed-funding. The application deadline is 04 March 2022. Youth Summit 2022

Earth Journalism Network — Reporting on Climate Change in Kenya

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) offers reporting grants to journalists in Kenya to support the production of in-depth stories on the impacts of climate change. EJN welcomes story ideas that focus on the short- and long-term consequences of environmental destruction and other drivers of climate change. The Networks expects to award up to 10 grants with an average budget of US$800 each. Journalists from Kenya working in any medium (online, print, television, radio) and other expert media practitioners with professional reporting experience are welcome to apply. The application deadline is 08 March 2022. Climate Change Story Grants

SouthSouthNorth — Just Climate Action

SouthSouthNorth (SSN) supports national and regional responses to climate change through policy and knowledge interventions, partnerships and deep collaboration. The Voices for Just Climate Action (VCA) program supports communications and capacity development projects in Kenya to ensure that underrepresented groups become advocates of innovative and inclusive climate solutions. The Alliance seeks to partner with Kenyan organizations specializing in climate change-related research and advocacy for local CSOs, focusing on women, youth, urban poor, rural communities, and marginalized groups. Funding ranges from €30 thousand to €40 thousand per project. The deadline for submissions is 09 March 2022. Voices for Just Climate Action

German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy — Women in Renewable Energy

The mentoring program “Empowering Central Asian Women in Renewable Energy” aims to address the gender gap in the renewables sector. The program offers mentoring, online courses, networking and peer-to-peer exchange. The program accepts applications from women working in the renewable energy or energy efficiency field. Participants must be nationals from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, or Uzbekistan with 2-8 years’ experience working in the energy sector. The deadline for applications is 08 March 2022. Details

MCW Global — Young Leaders Access Program

MCW Global seeks to help communities around the world achieve greater levels of education, improved health, and increased economic security. The Young Leaders Access Program (YLP) is a year-long program that prepares young people (18 to 26) to become leaders of change in their communities. The program offers virtual training modules, Zoom discussions, and virtual one-on-one learning between mentors and mentees. Young leaders must demonstrate commitment to their community and identify an issue in their community to address. Applications have to be submitted before 13 March 2022. Young Leaders Access Program

Siemenpuu Foundation — Biocultural Rights of Indigenous Communities

Siemenpuu Foundation calls for project proposals to support the biocultural rights of indigenous communities and their biocultural life-heritages as adapted to their local environments. The aim is to strengthen indigenous communities’ biocultural diversity and their rights to live in ways which do not threaten or weaken biodiversity and ecosystems. The range of project funding is €30 thousand to €100 thousand for projects with a maximum duration of 24 months. The legal holders of the supported projects should be registered local civil society organizations based in Kenya. Deadline for submitting concept papers is 13 March 2022. Biocultural Rights

Mama Cash — Women’s Land and Resource Rights

Mama Cash makes grants in support of grassroots women’s rights groups that focus on environmental justice, for example, groups that address the exclusion of indigenous women from decision-making over their land and groups that fight for their right to water, food, and a clean, safe, and healthy environment. Grants can be used for advocacy, capacity building, public education, or forming alliances across movements. The average grant size is between €20-30 thousand per year. Letters of Interest (LOIs) must be submitted by 15 March 2022. Details here