People and Planet Grant Window In 2019, grants will be awarded to projects that tackle the three most pressing issues facing the world today: Extreme poverty Gender inequality The climate and environment emergency We believe that investing in women and girls is the most powerful catalyst for development. We also know that tackling poverty and protecting the environment are inseparable: We can’t lift people out of poverty if we don’t conserve the environment they rely on and we can’t protect the environment if don’t address the needs of people living in poverty. Coming full circle, we also know that women and girls are hit hardest by the negative impacts of climate change. Therefore, Trustees are looking to support projects that do two things simultaneously: 1. Break the cycle of poverty for women and girls For example through: Changing negative attitudes and discriminatory practices that hold women and girls back (including violence, child marriage and FGM) Providing access to sexual and reproductive health and rights Supporting women and/or girls’ education Promoting women’s economic empowerment 2. Have a positive impact on the environment For example through: Sustainable farming or production practices Conservation of threatened species and environments Protection of forests and/or tree-planting Sustainable population management (e.g. through education and family planning) Environmental education and stewardship Tackling climate change or building climate resilience
APPLICATION PROCESS 2019

The Paul Hodges Trust awards up to 3 grants a year (max £10,000 each).  In 2019 we are welcoming applications between 9 September and 11 October.

 

 

Shortlisted applications will be contacted in November for due diligence checks.

 

Please note that competition for funding is intense. Sadly, last year we were only able to fund 1% of applications received.

 

GUIDANCE

Applications must clearly identify how receiving funds from the Trust will lead to lasting poverty reduction for women and girls and positive environmental impact.

 

Types of Grants

Grant requests should be for up to £10,000 for a specific 1-year project.

 

Eligible Criteria

To apply for a grant, you must be:

  • A registered small charity, community or women’s rights organisation with an annual turnover of less than £1 million
  • Operating in Ghana, Uganda, Madagascar, Zambia, Tanzania or Sierra Leone
  • Secular, inclusive, non-political and non-religious
  • Able to demonstrate at least 5 years track record of effective poverty reduction
  • Able to demonstrate local ownership – we will prioritise funding for organisations led and run by local people
  • Able to demonstrate effective governance/financial management processes to ensure the safeguarding of grant funds
  • Able to provide 2 references from prior donors

 

Exclusions

The Paul Hodges Trust does not give grants for:

  • Churches or faith-based organisations
  • Political parties or organisations
  • Micro-loans or credit organisations
  • Individuals in need
  • General fund-raising appeals
  • Capital works
  • Purchase of land
  • Retrospective funding for a project or event
  • Projects operating in areas where the UK Foreign Office advises against travel (due to the need to monitor and evaluate our grants). Please check here: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

Registered Charity: 1177636

People and Planet Grant Window In 2019, grants will be awarded to projects that tackle the three most pressing issues facing the world today: Extreme poverty Gender inequality The climate and environment emergency We believe that investing in women and girls is the most powerful catalyst for development. We also know that tackling poverty and protecting the environment are inseparable: We can’t lift people out of poverty if we don’t conserve the environment they rely on and we can’t protect the environment if don’t address the needs of people living in poverty. Coming full circle, we also know that women and girls are hit hardest by the negative impacts of climate change. Therefore, Trustees are looking to support projects that do two things simultaneously: 1. Break the cycle of poverty for women and girls For example through: Changing negative attitudes and discriminatory practices that hold women and girls back (including violence, child marriage and FGM) Providing access to sexual and reproductive health and rights Supporting women and/or girls’ education Promoting women’s economic empowerment 2. Have a positive impact on the environment For example through: Sustainable farming or production practices Conservation of threatened species and environments Protection of forests and/or tree-planting Sustainable population management (e.g. through education and family planning) Environmental education and stewardship Tackling climate change or building climate resilience
APPLICATION PROCESS 2019
GUIDANCE
People and Planet Grant Window In 2019, grants will be awarded to projects that tackle the three most pressing issues facing the world today: Extreme poverty Gender inequality The climate and environment emergency We believe that investing in women and girls is the most powerful catalyst for development. We also know that tackling poverty and protecting the environment are inseparable: We can’t lift people out of poverty if we don’t conserve the environment they rely on and we can’t protect the environment if don’t address the needs of people living in poverty. Coming full circle, we also know that women and girls are hit hardest by the negative impacts of climate change. Therefore, Trustees are looking to support projects that do two things simultaneously: 1. Break the cycle of poverty for women and girls For example through: Changing negative attitudes and discriminatory practices that hold women and girls back (including violence, child marriage and FGM) Providing access to sexual and reproductive health and rights Supporting women and/or girls’ education Promoting women’s economic empowerment 2. Have a positive impact on the environment For example through: Sustainable farming or production practices Conservation of threatened species and environments Protection of forests and/or tree-planting Sustainable population management (e.g. through education and family planning) Environmental education and stewardship Tackling climate change or building climate resilience
APPLICATION PROCESS 2019
GUIDANCE
People and Planet Grant Window In 2019, grants will be awarded to projects that tackle the three most pressing issues facing the world today: Extreme poverty Gender inequality The climate and environment emergency We believe that investing in women and girls is the most powerful catalyst for development. We also know that tackling poverty and protecting the environment are inseparable: We can’t lift people out of poverty if we don’t conserve the environment they rely on and we can’t protect the environment if don’t address the needs of people living in poverty. Coming full circle, we also know that women and girls are hit hardest by the negative impacts of climate change. Therefore, Trustees are looking to support projects that do two things simultaneously: 1. Break the cycle of poverty for women and girls For example through: Changing negative attitudes and discriminatory practices that hold women and girls back (including violence, child marriage and FGM) Providing access to sexual and reproductive health and rights Supporting women and/or girls’ education Promoting women’s economic empowerment 2. Have a positive impact on the environment For example through: Sustainable farming or production practices Conservation of threatened species and environments Protection of forests and/or tree-planting Sustainable population management (e.g. through education and family planning) Environmental education and stewardship Tackling climate change or building climate resilience
APPLICATION PROCESS 2019
GUIDANCE
People and Planet Grant Window In 2019, grants will be awarded to projects that tackle the three most pressing issues facing the world today: Extreme poverty Gender inequality The climate and environment emergency We believe that investing in women and girls is the most powerful catalyst for development. We also know that tackling poverty and protecting the environment are inseparable: We can’t lift people out of poverty if we don’t conserve the environment they rely on and we can’t protect the environment if don’t address the needs of people living in poverty. Coming full circle, we also know that women and girls are hit hardest by the negative impacts of climate change. Therefore, Trustees are looking to support projects that do two things simultaneously: 1. Break the cycle of poverty for women and girls For example through: Changing negative attitudes and discriminatory practices that hold women and girls back (including violence, child marriage and FGM) Providing access to sexual and reproductive health and rights Supporting women and/or girls’ education Promoting women’s economic empowerment 2. Have a positive impact on the environment For example through: Sustainable farming or production practices Conservation of threatened species and environments Protection of forests and/or tree-planting Sustainable population management (e.g. through education and family planning) Environmental education and stewardship Tackling climate change or building climate resilience
APPLICATION PROCESS 2019
GUIDANCE