HD Climate Grants

Climate refugees

Despite bearing the least responsibility for the conditions accelerating climate change, vulnerable and under-represented populations—in particular women, youth, and indigenous communities—often have the most at stake. Their voices are rarely heard, in either local media or internationally. Their stories, however, could make a significant difference in policy decisions related to climate change.

As part of the Human Dimensions of Climate Change (HD Climate) project, EJN will activate our global network of journalists and partners to bring grassroots concerns to policymakers and help meet the growing demand for actionable knowledge. The project's grants program will focus on supporting four distinct grant types–

  • The Earth Journalism Grants Fund is available to support the creation, growth, and capacity of journalism organizations focused on reporting on the human dimensions of climate change.  The first call for applications will open in April.
  • The Climate Educators Fund is available to support the development of a global network dedicated to teaching and inspiring a new generation of young and aspiring journalists and communicators about the human dimensions of climate change.  The first call for applications will open in June.
  • The Climate Communications Innovation Fund is available to support the development, adaptation, and introduction of novel story telling methods focused on the human dimensions of climate change. The first call for applications will open in May.
  • An additional grants program that offers support for the production of individual stories on the human dimensions of climate change will also be announced in the coming months. 

The Earth Journalism Network is generally open to new and innovative ideas in grant proposals, and we’re willing to be flexible within reason. But all grant proposals, no matter the grant type, should focus on climate communications, ideally with particular attention should be given to how climate change affects vulnerable and marginalized communities.

 

Program Team