Publication / 8 November 2019

Putting people first: the transformational impact of small grants funds

This study was commissioned by Both ENDS and DOB Ecology and aims to increase their knowledge and understanding of the characteristics and impact of small grants funds and recent developments in thinking about this kind of funds. In particular it explores their role in strengthening environmental protection in an effective, participatory and socially just fashion.

The purpose of the study is to provide insight into how small grants funds function and what they can achieve. It seeks to create a starting point for discussion and forward-looking strategizing about the role and value of small grants funds in contributing to environmental protection, women's rights, and social justice. This study aims to provide insight and answers in the following three areas:

1. The characteristics of small grants funds that enable them to effectively reach grassroots organizations, movements and activists;

2. The impact small grants have on the grantee, grantor or intermediary, as well as their impact on results on the ground;

3. The added value of small grants funds compared to other (mainstream) funding mechanisms.

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