Micro Grants


What is the Micro-Grants Programme? 

The Climates Micro-Grants Programme allows community groups in the Pacific to fill small-scale gaps in funding to achieve their mission, and empower local communities to have a greater impact in the fight against climate change. 

Grants are available to individuals, registered charities and small community organisations, and will have the objective of creating opportunities to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of a changing climate. Climates will not accept applications from businesses or for for-profit projects. 

How much funding can you get for your project/activity? 

The micro-grants programme is built on the idea of providing small cash grants that can be quickly and effectively distributed for community-scale projects. Grants of up to $1,000 AUD are available to community-based groups.

Who is eligible for funding?

The programme will prioritise applicants which are small, local organisations, or individuals with a purpose consistent with Climates’ vision. “Our vision is to see an empowered Oceania working together towards a sustainable future in the face of climate change”. Grants are available to individuals (e.g. involved in setting up a new project, activity or training) as well as community organisations with an annual income of less than $200,000 AUD. 

What are the selection criteria?

We will prioritise applications that clearly demonstrate the aim and strategy behind the project or activity. Your idea should seek to: 

  • Create support for capability-building which is likely to have long-term benefits to your community and the surrounding ecosystems
  • Provide funding for communities which may otherwise have limited capacity to mitigate or adapt to the impacts of climate change
  • Demonstrate a clear proposal that benefits your local community.

Climate justice is a core principle of our work. We want to support initiatives that are inclusive with regard to gender, age, race, disability and class. Applications that support inclusivity will be favoured. 

A key objective of Climates is to decolonise decision-making. Climates will assess applications with the help of people from Pacific communities as part of our Pacific Grants Advisory Group.

You can find out more by emailing micro-grants@climates.org.au