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:
Grants up to 15,000 USD may be awarded both for new projects and for improving existing projects.
More information can be found in the Regulations (link to the regulations will be provided as soon as the Call for Applications stage will be open).
The next Call for Application will be open in the second part of 2020. Sign up for our newsletter, so we can inform you directly about this date!
Applications should be submitted online via 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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