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Environmental Orgs Given $25,000

23 June 2015 at 10:44 am
Xavier Smerdon
Six global initiatives that aim to boost sustainability and protect the environment around the world will share in almost $25,000 worth of grants from an Australian Not for Profit organisation.

Xavier Smerdon | 23 June 2015 at 10:44 am


Environmental Orgs Given $25,000
23 June 2015 at 10:44 am

Six global initiatives that aim to boost sustainability and protect the environment around the world will share in almost $25,000 worth of grants from an Australian Not for Profit organisation.

The recipients of the 2015 Ethos Global Community Project Grants are The Manjeri School Project, Pollinate Energy, The Human Resource Education and Development (THREAD), 3C Projects and The Planet Spins.

Each of the recipients will receive a grant of up to $5,000 for programs that bring positive societal, environmental and economic benefits to enhance a community’s well-being.

The Manjeri School Project in Uganda seeks sustainability of its school by developing local social enterprises that generate alternative income.

The focus of Pollinate Energy is the economic empowerment of communities both through job creation, the recruitment and training of entrepreneurs to give them a ‘business in a bag’ selling clean energy technology in local slum communities, and the provision of community access to affordable clean energy.

The Human Resource Education and Development (THREAD) in Odisha, India has received funding to train 25 Indigenous youth from marginalized communities in masonry and ecological brick-making prior to engaging them on Government construction contracts normally undertaken by middle men from cities.

3C Projects have been awarded a grant for the Traditional Ecology Sponsorship – supporting an Australian Year 10-12 student to attend the annual Maabayj Turtle Camp in East Arnhemland.

Funding has also been provided to 3C to assist in the production of material to raise awareness of the 2016 Freedom Day events celebrating 50 years since the Wave Hill walk-off.

The Planet Spins has received funds for the Yungunn Gureima project, which will enable members of Queensland’s first languages communities to continue exploring different media for promoting and extending their work in language maintenance.

An initiative of Ethos Global Foundation, the Darwin-based charity, the Community Project Grants are offered to all organisations and groups in Australia, whether Not for Profit or for-profit with purpose, that are endeavouring to deliver community programs that drive positive social and sustainable development.

“The Ethos Global Community Grants panel was overwhelmed by the quality of submissions this year, making it a very competitive.  We are thrilled by the diversity of the programs and delighted to be able of offer these grants to support such innovative and worthwhile causes,” Renita Glencross, Executive Director, Ethos Global Foundation, said.

“Each of the projects that Ethos Global has chosen to fund plays a crucial role in supporting and nurturing communities, aligning itself with the ethics and values of the Foundation.”

“Six projects are being invested in this year, globally, totalling $24,950 for sustainable and ethical community development practices across Australia, India and Africa.”

More information on the grants can be found here.

Xavier Smerdon  |  Journalist  |  @XavierSmerdon

Xavier Smerdon is a journalist specialising in the Not for Profit sector. He writes breaking and investigative news articles.

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