Type of project: Please note, this is not your traditional INGO/NGO/CSO charity grant. The purpose of the Get Up, Rise Up Direct Action Fund is to support activists globally to shift power through strategic nonviolent direct actions to create a more social and ecological just, healthy, and equitable world for all. While doing so the fund also seek to advance the theories, principles, methods and tactics of strategic nonviolent direct action, building from lessons at the frontlines and add these to our collective world of social movement wisdom.
Location: Priority will be given to applicants on the African continent. However, grants are open for any and all geographic locations where access to resources are limited and where there are opportunities for specific lessons for the broader movement or activist community.
Eligibility: This fund is open for established groups (formal or informal), and in some cases individuals, We actively seek to support informal movements and understand that it can often be difficult for such groups to have formal and/or legal structures, thus we do not require groups to be formally registered.
Grant size: $250 – $1000.