Our grants support women and/or gender diverse-led environment and climate action.
What do we mean by women and gender-diverse led?
Leadership happens in many ways but for WELA this means your project or organisation will have women and/or gender-diverse people leading within some of these areas: your organisational structure, strategy development, storytelling, and organising.
For example, we welcome applications from projects that are led by women and gender-diverse people in their development and decision-making. This might look like women and gender-diverse people as CEOs, co-CEOs, and Campaign Managers, on boards and at the centre of their strategy development and project implementation. We also want to see this representation in your communications, online profiles, and actions.
What do we mean by environment and climate action?
We’ll be on the lookout for impactful, cutting edge and inspiring advocacy, campaigns and projects in the issue areas of environment and climate. In our initial round, this granting process will focus on project funding not unrestricted/core funding.
We will support the full spectrum of changemaking tools, for example (but not limited to) events, grassroots organising, creating networks, training and building skills, lobbying, media and communication campaigns. Or surprise us with something we’ve never seen before!
We will accept applications from organisations that are:
– an Australian registered charity with the ACNC https://www.acnc.gov.au
– an incorporated organisation or individual with an ABN https://www.abn.business.gov.au/
– with or without Deductible Gift Recipient status.
– have an annual income of less than $3 million. For exceptional projects, we are flexible on this.
– projects and organisations based in Australia
Conversations with our WELA community have shown that funding is particularly impactful in the following five areas. These areas will be prioritised in our funding considerations but not all five are required in your application.