Funding for Community Projects

With assistance from the Government of Denmark, the Frontlines Forum is now calling for community-level projects focusing on local experiences with climate change impacts and adaptation

What is being funded?

Community-level projects focusing on local experiences with climate change and its impacts.

These could involve field research, interviews with community members, workshops, photo projects, film projects etc.

Who is being funded?

Proposals can be made by interested groups or individuals, for example, local and indigenous organisations, research centres, researchers, graduate students with interdisciplinary training, community members (youth groups, women, elders) etc.

What topics?

Projects could explore any topic relating to climate change and local communities. For example:

  • Local observations and understandings of climate change impacts (negative or positive) on communities, livelihoods or local environments
  • Ways that your community is adapting to or dealing with climate change
  • Strategies and practices developed by local communities to cope with changes in the environment
  • Local impacts (positive or negative) of measures to fight climate change. For example, planting trees to reduce greenhouse gases (through carbon sequestration); or building hydroelectric dams or avoiding deforestation (e.g. REDD) to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.

    However, all kinds of proposals related to climate change and local communities are invited, so do not feel limited by these suggestions.

    What output?

    Your project should result in a detailed account – either in the form of a written report, a video or other media production - in English, Spanish or French.

    It should contribute to a growing body of information about community-level concerns, observations and experiences relating to climate change impacts and adaptation.

    Where are we funding?

    Proposals are invited from anywhere in the world, as long as they are for local-scale projects involving peoples and places vulnerable to climate change.

    How much funding is provided?

    Between US$3000 and USD$5000 per project.

    Further funding may subsequently be provided for projects with interesting outcomes.

    When are we funding?

    Project grants will be distributed from mid-onwards.

    Initial results would be expected before October.

    To apply, download and complete the project proposal form and submit it by email to: peoples[at] using the subject heading: "Frontlines field project proposal"

    Submissions can be made in English, French or Spanish.

    What is the deadline for submission?

    Proposals should reach UNESCO on or before 15 July

    For more information and application, visit: Funding for Community Projects

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