Grants

Grants

We offer small grants to initiatives or groups in social movements. Because we want to support social-ecological change at the grassroots. Contact us if you have great ideas but lack the money to implement them.

Note Funding Break

We are taking a funding break in July. We will process applications that we receive via the application form up to and including July 9. We can be contacted by email for urgent enquiries. From July 31 onwards, we will again regularly decide on your applications.

Our grants

Does your initiative need financial support to cover printing costs for flyers, fees for workshops, travel expenses or similar? With grants of up to EUR 1,500 or EUR 5,000, we can support you as quickly and unbureaucratically as possible if you fulfil our formal criteria.

We support groups that …

  • are committed to climate justice in a broader sense.
  • are self-organizing. We do not support individuals, foundations, political parties, government-related or profit-oriented organizations).
  • pursue charitable goals in accordance with our bylaws. If you have any questions, please write to us.
  • follow democratic working methods and decision-making procedures.
  • are predominantly active in Germany.

Whether and to what extent we can support your projects depends on our own financial possibilities and the current focus of our work.

But how does it work now?

To submit an application, please complete our application form:

As soon as the information is complete, we will make a joint decision on applications up to EUR 1,500 in weekly team meetings. We usually decide on all applications between EUR 1,500 and EUR 5,000 at the beginning of the month. Due to the large number of incoming applications or because we still have questions for you, processing can sometimes take a little longer.

If it is urgent or if questions or problems arise, you can also contact us by email at projekte@movement-hub.org You can find our PGP key for encrypted e-mail communication here .

Current Focus

The greatest threat to climate justice is the increasing power of radical right-wing political forces over social discourse and their growing influence in parliaments and governments. That is why our work is currently focused on projects and initiatives that help to stop the shift to the right and strengthen progressive political positions in the public sphere. For example, we support activities in the areas of community organising, capacity building, public relations work and the development of cross-movement alliances.

Where can you apply for other grants?

Here is a small selection of foundations and funders that also provide financial support for social movements:

Funding against the shift to the right

Under “Active against the right” in our resources you will find an up-to-date list of various funding programmes that support your activities in the fight against the shift to the right. Here is an excerpt:

  • On the website of the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung there is a detailed list of funding opportunities for projects against the right
  • At Polylux you can submit applications for projects in rural areas in eastern Germany, among others
  • The Amadeu Antonio Foundation supports projects in Thuringia in particular, as well as Saxony and Brandenburg, with its Gegenwind funding fund for eastern Germany
  • The Stiftung Toleranz focuses on projects with young people and in eastern Germany in addition to anti-racism and anti-fascism
  • The Stiftung:do promotes the concerns of migrants and refugees
  • The “Zusammen für Demokratie” alliance supports projects in the areas of infrastructure, culture and education
  • Neulandgewinner also supports individuals
  • The Zukunfstwege Ost programme of the Bürger für Bürger foundation supports initiatives in eastern Germany

Also:

  • At https://stiftungssuche.de/ you can search for foundations that fit your initiative.
  • At Netzwerk Selbsthilfe you can get a current brochure with numerous funding opportunities for associations, self-organized projects and political initiatives  
  • IKMO’s funding database contains information on funding opportunities for migrant organizations
  • Climate2025 sends out a weekly newsletter with international funding opportunities for the climate justice movement
When is the next funding break?

We are taking a funding break in July. We will process applications that we receive via the application form up to and including July 9. We can be contacted by email for urgent enquiries. From 31 July onwards, we will regularly decide on your applications again.

Where can you apply for further grants?

To do so, scroll down once! We have linked further donors and foundations there.