As a part of our Living Free program, FIAPO provides grants to individuals and organisations to conduct outreach activities. So if you’re looking forward to spread the word of living free but are paused for funds, our quick grants scheme is here to help you!
Please note the following before applying for funds under the quick grants facility:-
- This page outlines the criteria and procedures for applying for a Small Grants from FIAPO for supporting outreach activities in India. It is important that you go through the page and comprehend it before applying. Applications that do not follow these guidelines or do not fit the application criteria are rejected. You can only apply for Small Grants twice a month. Applications take a processing time of maximum 10 days from receipt. What Sorts of Projects are Generally Funded?
- Small Grants are given to grassroots groups to conduct outreach to a target audience of youth. This includes leaflet distribution, arranging film shows, discussions, tabling/stall events, vegan festivals and institutional talks. Other outreach suggestions are also welcome.
- Small Grants will cover only the direct expenses made for outreach, which include, but are not limited to, the following.
- Print and photocopy
- Stationery (paperboards, markers, adhesives, gums etc.)
- Hiring a venue
- Leaflets and other material for outreach which is provided in-kind by FIAPO
- An itemised budget has to be submitted for applying.
- A utilisation report with copies of relevant bills/supporting documents to be sent to FIAPO after the outreach event/events.
- Applications are accepted from all organisations and individuals but a strong preference will be given to applications from FIAPO Community Leaders. (To know more about becoming a FIAPO Community Leader, write to firstname.lastname@example.org)
- FIAPO Small Grants are designed to support small-scale projects, rather than providing a small amount of funding for a large-scale project.
- FIAPO Small Grants’ aims to protect the rights of farm animals through focused campaigns. The work must be focused to generate long-lasting and practical awareness outcomes on the ground, with mass awareness/involvement being very important.
- Due to finite resources FIAPO can only award grants to a few applications. There needs to be a strong emphasis on community level awareness work with clear measurable outcomes. Moreover, the judging panel will scrutinise how any application sits within our criteria. Typical awards range from Rs.500-2000, with a maximum of Rs. 3000 for any one outreach event.
- Applications for amounts larger then Rs 3000 are only applicable to larger events like vegan festivals and applicants are encouraged to seek advice from regional FIAPO staff before applying.
- Grant applications will only be accepted prior to the event.
If you’re interested in applying fill out the application form given here.
Networking, advocating and supporting the animal welfare community has been one of the most important priorities for FIAPO, in the light of this we are launching a new plan that will provide our existing as well new cities, leaders and volunteers with any financial help they need to ensure greater awareness in the form of:
1) GENERAL GRANTS FOR EXISTING CITIES – This will function as a regular financial support for the cities ensuring outreach every month.
- The grant can be used in different ways like holding events (stalls, tents, registration for the venue etc) or putting up a stall at an exhibition for animal rights.
- It will be provided as and when required by the city throughout the year in accordance with the degree of necessity of the grants asked for. Accountability is important.
2) STARTER CAPITAL FOR NEW CITIES OR FOR THE REFORM OF EXISTING ONES- A minimum initial amount which will be provided to the existing as well as the new cities that hold the potential for greater awareness but lags behind due to various reasons. This can also act as an incentive for larger scale of events and workshops and outreach. The conditions of qualifying for the starter capital for each city will be as follows:- a) The city should ensure an outreach of at least 1,500 per month for 6 months from the given capital. b) Each month at least 1 big event should be held apart from leafleting each week (which is compulsory). They can choose from
- Video Outreach
- Stalls (Venue can be chosen by them)
- Events like brave the crate screening of documentaries
- Seminars in colleges and schools, which can also help in recruiting more volunteers
- Other creative events like street art, nukkadnataks, concerts can also be held
c) Every city should adopt at least one college from their area to spread the message against cruelty to farm animals and where regular outreach can be conducted.