Grants

subventions

All projects supported by the Foundation deal with two main issues: community and solidarity.  For more information please consult the page “Views – Ideas”.

The projects may concern less favoured communities and engage them in a process of solidarity to improve their living conditions, their environment and their rights. They may also attack the social conditions which bring about or perpetuate the lack of solidarity within or between communities. Or again, these projects may concern “non-material” communities centered with solidarity around defending a common good or issue, if this action is relevant to the Foundation’s objectives.

Selection criteria

The Board chooses the initiatives to be supported by the Foundation, on the basis of expected results and in accordance with the Foundation’s objectives. The quality of the projects, the innovative character of their approach and their feasability are another essential criterion of choice. For example, the Board will give preference to

  • initiatives expected to yield a substantial improvement towards the desired objectives;
  • exemplary initiatives which are capable to inspire and to motivate other people;
  • initiatives capable of reinforcing or generating the solidarity of the communities concerned;
  • initiatives which, with a small initial impulse, are liable to generate other initiatives and/or render themselves sustainable;
  • initiatives which do not receive any other support because of their pioneering nature;
  • initiatives which are based on plausible working hypotheses, and are carrried by actors capable of realizing them.

Application procedure

The Foundation functions with a network of qualified individuals called nominators. These represent the links between the Foundation and the individuals, the communities and organisations which carry the actions supported by the Foundation, and those proposed as candidates for the Paul K. Feyerabend Prize. The nominators receive the applications for support, ask questions which help to formulate the projects, and transmit those applications to the Foundation which they deem eligible and promising. All individuals, communities, organisations which have a project for which they would like to be supported by the Foundation should therefore contact a nominator who is close to them or, in case they do not know any, turn to secretariat@pkfeyerabend.org

The mandatory deadline for receiving applications will be regularly communicated to nominators electronically.
Maximum grant: 10,000 euros for one or two
years.

7 Responses

  1. Lukman A. Tahiru
    Lukman A. Tahiru 25 September 2014 at 18 h 51 min · Reply

    We are just a start up NGO working in the area of water, sanitation hygiene and environment. We are seeking partnership or funding from you to support solve the water and sanitation woes of Ghana.
    Thank

  2. LEILA Majipimo
    LEILA Majipimo 6 November 2015 at 15 h 59 min · Reply

    Large part of the people involved in urban agriculture is the urban poor. Contrary to general belief they are often not recent immigrants from rural areas (since the urban farmer needs time to get access to urban land, water and other productive resources). In many cities, one will often also find lower and mid-level government officials, school teachers and the like involved in agriculture, as well as richer people who are seeking a good investment for their capital.
    Women constitute an important part of urban farmers, since agriculture and related processing and selling activities, among others, can often be more easily combined with their other tasks in the household. It is however more difficult to combine it with urban jobs that require traveling to the town center, industrial areas or to the houses of the rich.

  3. Ma Yalala Mary
    Ma Yalala Mary 20 December 2015 at 10 h 03 min · Reply

    Thank s or t work you are doing. am writing from Kasese District women with disabilities. Please a lot has been done. could you send us your funding guide lines.

  4. Wondwosen Abera
    Wondwosen Abera 23 January 2016 at 13 h 11 min · Reply

    I am PhD candidate at Addis Ababa university (Ethiopia) and I intended to do my dissertation on synergy between scientific and indigenous soil fertility management practices, could you send me you’r research grant application guide line and let me to compete

    With best regard
    Wondwosen Abera

  5. Elidad UWIRINGIYIMANA
    Elidad UWIRINGIYIMANA 10 September 2016 at 18 h 06 min · Reply

    We are NGO called Vie et Evironnement Rwanda working in the area of environment are involved in many activities related to Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) sector which encompassing the following sub-sectors (Environment, Lands, Water Resources Management, Mines and Forestry). We are seeking partnership or funding from you to support these issue in Rwanda and improve the living conditions of habitant, could you send us your funding guide lines and form

    With best regard

    Elidad UWIRINGIYIMANA

  6. AHISSOU Gohoungo Eugène
    AHISSOU Gohoungo Eugène 4 December 2016 at 15 h 59 min · Reply

    Bonjour
    Nous aimerions vous proposer un projet de construction d’un marché flottant de vente des produits de pêche sur le lac Nokoué au Bénin.
    Vous voudriez bien nous envoyer le formulaire de proposition de projet.
    Nous sommes une organisation de jeunes ADVOCACY-ONG.
    Dans l’espoir de vous lire bientot nous vous remercions.
    AHISSOU Gohoungo Eugène
    Directeur exécutif

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