Global Challenges Local Solutions grant competition is the first European competition that connects community foundations and Sustainable Development Goals on the local level. Within three editions of the grant competition we supported community foundations from across Europe and collected many good practices that can serve as an inspiration for the others. Now, there are new big plans ahead of the GCLS Program and you are already invited to become part of them!
Global Challenges Local Solutions Program was established in 2016 as a grantmaking program that supports community foundations throughout Europe to address global challenges on the local level. It was set to provide them with additional resources that can improve local initiatives. The Program focuses on initiatives referring directly to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It has already collected some good practices concerning projects involving SDGs implemented at the local level – get inspired!
Applications to the Competition may be submitted by community foundations, registered and operating in Europe.
Projects submitted to the Competition should be aimed at solving global challenges at the local level by combining forces of community foundations and local communities. They should demonstrate clear connection to the SDGs in one of the following ways:
Additional evaluation points will be given to projects supporting SDGs which were most significantly affected by the pandemic of coronavirus – GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being, GOAL 4: Quality Education, GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality and GOAL 1: No Poverty.
Grants up to 15,000 USD may be awarded both for new projects and for improving existing projects.
The Call for Applications is open until 20th of July 2020. The 4th GCLS Grant Round is now closed.
Please remember that we can take into consideration only proposals submitted using the Application Form.
Global Challenges Local Solutions European Grant Competition is organised by the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland (ADPP) within the Global Challenges Local Solutions Program. Global Challenges Local Solutions Program is co-financed by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.
Here you can find Program logo:
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